Waterford Institute of Technology: Financial Statements 2013-2014

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 8th, 2017 by steve

IrelandSeán Fleming (Laois, Fianna Fail): … We will begin with Waterford Institute of Technology’s 2013-14 financial statements. From Waterford Institute of Technology we are joined by Professor Willie Donnelly, President, Ms Elaine Sheridan, Vice President, Dr Derek O’Byrne, Vice President and Ms Kathryn Kiely, Industry Services Manager. From the Department of Education and Skills we are joined by Mr Christy Mannion and from the Higher Education Authority by Dr Graham Love and Mr Andrew Brownlee …” (more)

[Public Accounts Committee, 6 April]

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National University of Ireland Galway: Financial Statement 2013-2014

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 8th, 2017 by steve

IrelandSeán Fleming (Laois, Fianna Fail): … In this session, we will deal with the financial statements of the National University of Ireland Galway. From there, we are joined by Dr James Browne, president, Mr Gearóid Ó Conluain, an runaí, Ms Mary Dooley, bursar, and Mr Keith Warnock, capital projects adviser. From the Department of Education and Skills we are joined by Mr. Christy Mannion and from the Higher Education Authority by Dr Graham Love, Mr Damien Kilgannon and Ms Jennifer Gygax …” (more)

[Public Accounts Committee, 6 April]

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Third Level Fees: UK and EU

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2015 by steve

IrelandSeán Fleming (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications for fees for third level institutions paid by her Department or Student Universal Support Ireland for persons from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are participating in third level education in this State; the total amount involved; the reciprocal arrangements with these areas for fees to be paid in third level institutions where students from this State are participating in third level education in those areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 November]

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Public Sector Pay – Relaxation of FEMPI legislation

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 3rd, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on whether the conditions for a financial emergency as set out in financial emergency measures in the public interest, FEMPI, legislation still apply; his plans to unwind this legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 2 July]

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Third Level Fees – Returning Emigrants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 19th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the announcement made on St. Patrick’s Day this year to the effect that Irish citizen children, children from Irish emigrant families living outside the European Union who return as undergraduates to Irish universities or third-level colleges, would no longer have to pay the full international fee applies equally to …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 17 June]

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CAO and SUSI

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 6th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a joined-up approach between the Central Applications Office for third level education courses and the SUSI grants system because in some cases students apply for a course under the CAO only to find at a later date that it is not covered by a grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 4 February]

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Public Sector Staff Numbers

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason examining the costs and the benefits is not an appropriate tool for considering the cost of reducing the number of staff in the public service compared with the ongoing benefits of cost reductions in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 1 May]

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Fleming calls for clarity in number of key Croke Park areas

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2013 by steve

“Fianna Fáil Public Expenditure Spokesperson Sean Fleming TD has called on the Government to come forward with answers to a number of key questions on the proposed update to the Croke Park agreement …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 4 March]

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Croke Park Agreement

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the savings in payroll he is seeking in 2013 are contingent on a successful conclusion to talks to extend the Croke Park Agreement; the way he will ensure that public services including frontline public services are maintained following completion of the talks; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 27 February]

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Government must not oversell updated Croke Park deal – FF

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2013 by steve

“Fianna Fáil Public Expenditure Spokesperson Sean Fleming TD has warned the Government to resist its urge to oversell the proposals emerging from the talks to update the Croke Park deal …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 25 February]

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Student Grant Scheme Appeals

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide the number of appeals to the student grant appeal board for the 2012/13 academic year; if he will provide the information in respect of decisions appealed in respect of each grant awarding authority; if he will further provide a breakdown of these appeals in relation to the number of decisions in respect of each grant awarding authority that were confirmed or amended; the total amount of grants approved by the student grant appeals board; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 February]

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Student Grant Scheme Appeals

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 30th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of appeals received by the Independent Student Grant Appeals Board; the number of appeals that have been decided on; if he will provide a breakdown of the decisions in relation to whether the original decision was confirmed or amended; the total amount of grants approved to date; when all the appeals will be dealt with; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 29 January]

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Higher Education Institutions

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider the recent Higher Education Authority discussion document which recommends cutting the number of third level institutions from 39 to 24; when he intends to begin rolling out reform at third level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the findings of a document published by the Higher Education Authority which recommends the number of third-level colleges in the State should be cut from 39 to 24 …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 22 January]

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Croke Park Agreement Review

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of discussions on the achievement of a second Croke Park deal, his views on whether new entrants to the teaching profession should be protected from any further cuts and that there should be no new measures specifically targeting new entrants to the profession; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 22 January]

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Calls for independent student grant appeals system

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 17th, 2012 by steve

“An independent student grant appeals system should be set up, the Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Seán Fleming has said …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 17 December]

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Public Sector Pay

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the approximate number of public sector workers across all Departments and State agencies that are due to receive pay increments in 2012; the cost involved; if he is committed to their payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 4 July]

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SUSI

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 28th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the progress made to date in establishing the new student grant awarding authority, SUSI; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 27 June]

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Public Sector Retirements

Posted in Governance and administration on February 29th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide an estimate of the number of public servants who will retire by the end of February 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 28 February]

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Retirements from the Public Sector

Posted in Governance and administration on February 29th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he is satisfied with the progress made by the transition teams put in place to manage the wave of retirements from the public sector in order that the delivery of key frontline services will be maintained; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Priority Questions, 28 February]

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Sustainability of higher education funding

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills following the recent publication by the Higher Education Authority of details around a new national strategy for higher education, if he also intends addressing the sustainability of the funding framework for increased participation in higher education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Priority Questions, 23 February]

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