Government Supports Creation of Forum on Student Sexual Assault

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“After reports of three students raped in University College Cork, the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan has lent his support to the creation of a Garda forum to tackle sexual assault in universities …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 26 September]

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ERASMUS Programme: Bethlehem University

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 5th, 2015 by steve

IrelandMaureen O’Sullivan (Dublin Central, Independent): To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will support the students at Bethlehem University by strongly condemning their exclusion from the European Union Student Mobility Programme, ERASMUS, while Israeli students are permitted full membership but Palestinian institutions such as the University of Bethlehem are not; his views that this is unfair; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 3 November]

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Irish J1 students ‘letting Ireland down’

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2014 by steve

“The last of the J1 students have been trickling back from the US over the last few weeks, and with them come what seem to be now annual stories of student accommodation left trashed in their wake …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 September]

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Backbench anger in FG over college grants issue

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 14th, 2013 by steve

“Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been told by a string of his backbenchers he must stop Education Minister Ruairi Quinn’s plans to include farm and business assets in the means test for college grants …” (more)

[Fiach Kelly, Independent, 14 February]

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Higher Education Grants – Farmland and Farms

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 23rd, 2012 by steve

Deputy Charles Flanagan: I thank the Office of the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this matter. I am alarmed and perturbed to read reports emanating – from where I am not sure – that farmland and farms will be taken into consideration for the assessment of income for third level students. I am not sure if the Minister of State, Deputy Sherlock, is replying to this matter but I ask him to desist from texting during my contribution …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 22 May]

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