Bullying and Sexual Harassment in Third Level Institutions: Motion

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2021 by steve

IrelandLynn Ruane (Independent): I move: That Seanad Éireann: calls for a debate on the bullying and sexual harassment that exists for faculty, students and staff in Ireland’s third-level institutions; notes that third-level institutions should not support the use of non-disclosure agreements, which limits accountability of perpetrators, in such instances; and calls on the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to commit that such issues when they arise, will be dealt with in a holistic and trauma-informed manner …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 21 September]

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Third Level Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on January 27th, 2021 by steve

IrelandFintan Warfield (Sinn Fein): It will come as no surprise to the Minister of State to hear me say that I believe in a publicly-funded model of third level education and moving towards the complete removal of fees. Universities and colleges have been underfunded for over a decade, forcing them to find money in the private sector or to charge international students huge fees …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 26 January]

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‘Minister for Higher Education needs to stand up for students – Senator Fintan Warfield’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 26th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Senator Fintan Warfield today called on the Government to directly intervene in cases where key components of university courses have not proceeded due to Covid-19, and to ask for reductions in fees for the next academic year. Speaking on the issue in the Seanad today, Senator Warfield said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 26 January]

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Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2020 by steve

IrelandMalcolm Byrne (Fianna Fail): I move: ‘That the Bill be now read a Second Time’. I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House again. As the Cathaoirleach has said, we are becoming friends in the context of debates on electoral reform. I am very happy to present this legislation to the House on Second Stage …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 10 November]

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Notion of student loans rejected loud and clear – Senator Fintan Warfield

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson for the arts, youth affairs and LGBTQI rights, Senator Fintan Warfield today attended the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) march. Speaking afterwards Senator said that the message from students is loud and clear, they don’t want student loans …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 19 October]

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