Students Against Fees Shifts Focus to Housing Crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on October 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“High rent and Dublin-based Scholars are in the sights of Trinity’s Students Against Fees, after the group formally decided this evening to switch its focus to housing. At its public meeting this evening in the Arts Block, the group decided to address high accommodation costs …” (more)

[Róisín Power, University Times, 23 October]

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Students Against Fees Considers Expanding Campaign to Housing

Posted in Governance and administration on October 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Students Against Fees campaign group will consider expanding its campaign to include housing, in light of the housing crisis. A public, student-led meeting will be held on campus in the next few weeks appealing to students to get involved in the campaign against fees …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 6 October]

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Students in need of help with rent and transport from hardship funds

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Students are being helped more with transport costs from college hardship funds in a trend being linked to greater difficulties finding affordable accommodation. The €1.3m spent by the Government’s Student Assistance Fund (SAF) in 2014/15 on transport accounted for nearly a fifth of the total €6.6m provided to 14,909 third-level students …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 October]

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Students Against Fees holds its first public meeting of the academic year

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Students Against Fees (SAF), a group founded to oppose student loans and fee increases, held its first public meeting of the academic year last night. Members discussed issues such as mobilising the student body and preparing for the planned march by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) on October 19 …” (more)

[Conn de Barra, Trinity News, 7 October]

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USI welcomes extra allocation to the Student Assistance Fund

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 22nd, 2014 by steve

“Measures could result in up to an extra €1 million being made available for students in financial difficulties …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 22 January]

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Student Grant Scheme Expenditure

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 21st, 2013 by steve

Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will update Dáil Éireann on the student assistance fund; the amount of funding that has been allocated in Budget 2013 for distribution through the fund in 2013-2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 20 March]

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Extra €3m ‘not enough’ for student hardship fund

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 10th, 2013 by steve

“Student leaders have warned that an additional €3m for an emergency hardship fund will not be enough …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 10 January]

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Student fund given extra allocation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 9th, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has reminded Government TDs that the Government increased the Student Assistance Fund by €3 million in December …” (more)

[Irish Times, 9 January]

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Student grant system ‘may not be able to cope’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 9th, 2013 by steve

“The central grants system may not be able to cope when it is extended to cover all students in the coming years, claims the head of the institute of technology sector …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 9 January]

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Ó Ríordáin welcomes additional €3 million for Student Assistance Fund

Posted in Life on January 8th, 2013 by steve

“Labour TD for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, that an additional €3 million has been allocated to Student Assistance Fund. This brings the money available to the fund for 2012/2013 to €11 million …” (more)

[Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Labour Party, 8 January]

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Protest: Almost 1,000 Tralee students march to TD’s office

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 26th, 2012 by steve

“Almost 1,000 STUDENTS took part in a protest in Tralee this afternoon, gardaí confirmed. Students from the north and south campuses of IT Tralee gathered at 12.30pm to march on the constituency office of Labour Party TD, Arthur Spring …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 26 November]

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