Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 20th, 2020 by steve

IrelandSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael): I very much welcome the opportunity to update the House on some of the work of the new Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science just under five months on from its creation and the formation of the Government. I very much appreciate the support and interest from all sides of the Oireachtas for a new stand-alone Department to place a renewed focus on the further and higher education sectors and enhance and develop research and innovation …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 19 November]

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USI president defends student turnout at Children’s Referendum

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2012 by steve

“The President of the Union of Students of Ireland, John Logue, has defended the student turnout at last weekend’s Children’s Referendum …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 18 November]

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Students criticised for failing to get out the vote in children’s referendum

Posted in Governance and administration on November 17th, 2012 by steve

“A Fine Gael TD has said that he is disappointed that student groups did not campaign to get out the vote in the children’s referendum last weekend. Alan Farrell said that the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) did not appear to have ‘done anything on this referendum’ …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 17 November]

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Croke Park Agreement

Posted in Governance and administration on June 16th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress he has made in terms of planning for the expiration of the Croke Park Agreement; if any negotiations with unions have taken place regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 14 June]

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Grants for Postgraduate Degrees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 14th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the higher education grants in respect of postgraduate students for the coming academic year in terms of eligibility and means testing, in view of the fact that many prospective students are now applying for postgraduate courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 13 March]

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