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]

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Student Accommodation – Strategy and Rights

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 22nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on working with the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to develop a publicly financed student accommodation building strategy and charter for student tenant rights; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 January]

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Third level students must not be overlooked during Level 5 restrictions – Holly Cairns TD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Holly Cairns TD, Social Democrats spokesperson for Further and Higher Education, has called on the Government to immediately address the impact of Level 5 restrictions on third level students …” (more)

[Elaine Murphy, TheCork.ie, 21 October]

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Third Level Education – NUI Galway Research Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 26th, 2020 by steve

IrelandHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to communications from NUI Galway to postgraduate research students for them to undertake unpaid teaching contributions; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 September]

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Third Level Education – COVID-19 Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2020 by steve

IrelandHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to a document (details supplied); his views on its budgetary requests; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 September]

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Third Level Admissions – Leaving Certificate 2019

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 16th, 2020 by steve

IrelandColm Burke (Cork North Central, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if students that have taken a gap year from their studies following the leaving certificate 2019 will receive support from his Department in the CAO process to ensure comparability between an unprecedented 2019 and 2020; if there are substantial increases in CAO points in the leaving certificate 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 10 September]

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Third Level Fees – Student Contribution Charge

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

IrelandHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will elaborate on his recent statement that student contribution fees are too high; and the timeline for the reduction of these fees …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 September]

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Extra funding for third level includes three million for mental health support

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has announced a €168m package for third-level institutions and students to cover costs incurred during the coronavirus pandemic and to support students returning to college in September …” (more)

[Aine McMahon, Independent, 22 July]

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