Universities (Development and Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015 – I – Introduction

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Senator Seán Barrett, in conjunction with Senator Feargal Quinn and Senator David Norris, introduced the Universities (Development and Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015 as a Private Members’ Bill in the Seanad, and it was debated last week …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 3 February]

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Horizon 2020

Posted in Research on November 18th, 2014 by steve

IrelandMinister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Damien English): I thank the Cathaoirleach for the opportunity to speak on this important programme for Ireland. Horizon 2020 is a very important issue and I am glad we have a chance to discuss it here in the Seanad …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 18 November]

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Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014: Report Stage

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2014 by steve

IrelandSean Barrett (Independent): … This is a strange Bill which it is widely believed has been drafted to assist the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, although the name of that institution is not and was not mentioned on the last occasion. The danger in not mentioning in the Bill the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is that it makes possible for the Bill to be used by a different body without the former’s standards and reputation …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 12 November]

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Government accused of ‘invasion’ of university Seanad seats

Posted in Governance and administration on March 12th, 2014 by steve

“Senator David Norris says intention clear in remarks made by Minister Phil Hogan, while Senator Seán Barrett accuses Taoiseach of ‘revenge’ on Independents …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 12 March]

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Irish emigrant treated as ‘foreigner’ on returning home to attend college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 18th, 2013 by steve

“The case of an Irish emigrant who was classed as a ‘foreigner’ when he returned to pursue an academic course was highlighted yesterday by Feargal Quinn (Ind) …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 18 October]

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Economist Barrett takes seat with Norris and Bacik

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2011 by steve

“Economist Dr Seán Barrett won the last seat on the Dublin University panel for Seanad Éireann on the 18th count, which was announced at 11.30pm. By the 15th count, announced just after 8.30pm, the TCD lecturer had overtaken his main rival …” (more)

[Deaglán de Bréadún, Irish Times, 29 April]

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