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

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2021 by steve

IrelandSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael): I am delighted to be here today again addressing Dáil Éireann on the work of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. We have been working very hard in recent months to establish a new Department. Indeed, the Department was only formally set up in law last August and we have tried to pursue an ambitious agenda of work since then …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 10 March]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Technological Universities – Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2021 by steve

IrelandFergus O’Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to date on Dundalk Institute of Technology becoming a technological university under the Technological Universities Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 10 February]

Tags: , , , ,

UCD Graduate Entry Medicine

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 12th, 2020 by steve

IrelandNeale Richmond (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the interaction he has had with UCD over the 2% to 4% increase in fees for EU and non-EU students studying graduate entry medicine; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 10 November]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports – Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 19th, 2020 by steve

IrelandFergus O’Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if additional supports will be made available to college students who have paid full college fees but are advised to remain home under Covid-19 guidelines; if supports will be made available for students who have paid accommodation fees up front; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 15 October]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Institutes of Technology Funding: Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2017 by steve

IrelandFergus O’Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of funding proposals made by the Dundalk Institute of Technology to his Department …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 11 May]

Tags: , ,

Third Level Participation, by Socio-Economic Group

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

Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Taoiseach the numbers of students who are currently studying or hold a degree based on the socio-economic groups as defined in the most recent census; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 18 June]

Tags: , , , ,

Student Grant Changes Discriminate Against Farming Families – McConalogue

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 8th, 2013 by steve

“The Government has confirmed to Fianna Fáil’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue that it is pressing ahead with changes to the assessment criteria for student grants next year …” (more)

[Donegal Daily, 8 February]

Tags: , , , ,

Student Grant Scheme Reform

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 7th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Charlie McConalogue: I thank the Minister of State, Deputy O’Dowd, for coming to the Chamber, but similar to the previous speaker I am disheartened by the trend in recent times whereby the Cabinet Ministers directly responsible are not responding to the Topical Issue debate in the manner promised when the Dáil term started …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 6 February]

Tags: , , ,