Offering extra places is not sustainable, universities warn

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The State’s colleges and universities have offered extra places for students for the third year in a row, but this cannot keep happening, the Irish Universities Association (IUA) has said. On Tuesday, the Cabinet considered plans to spend €24 million to pay for 4,600 more college places to cope with extra demand this year, but also pent-up demand from last year …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 14 July]

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Student Contribution

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandGary Gannon (Dublin Central, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reducing the third-level student contribution also known as the registration fee by €500; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 July]

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Cost of Third Level Education

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRéada Cronin (Kildare North, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost per annum to the Exchequer of keeping teenage and young adults in third-level education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 July]

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National Training Fund

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the projected expenditure from the National Training Fund until 2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 July]

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Student Maintenance Grants

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandGary Gannon (Dublin Central, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the annual spend on the student maintenance grant; the estimated cost of increasing all rates by 10%; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 July]

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