Trinity Senators Say College’s EU Postgrad Status Rules are Unfair

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“All three Trinity senators have expressed disapproval of a Trinity-specific policy which denies EU status to European citizens applying for postgraduate studies if they have lived outside the European Union for more than two of the five years prior to application …” (more)

[Emer Gerrard, University Times, 7 April]

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Public sector in ongoing search for staff

Posted in Governance and administration on December 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“As in the private sector, employers in the public sector are also increasingly on the hunt for staff. With the recruitment moratorium now ended, many organisations are ramping up campaigns to target members of the diaspora …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 27 December]

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Higher Education and the Irish Diaspora

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 19th, 2010 by steve

“St Patrick’s week offers an unparalleled annual opportunity to focus global attention on this small island. While there may be some misgivings over the dispersal of our government ministers to the four corners, in truth, for our senior politicians not to grasp the opportunity to represent Ireland in this positive fashion, would be a far greater dereliction of duty …” (more)

[Ciarán Ó Catháin, A President’s Notebook, 19 March]


‘Global Irish’ lured home

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 18th, 2010 by steve

“The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Irish nationals across the world are being offered reduced third-level fees to come and study in Ireland. The new ‘Ireland Homecoming Study Programme’ was announced last night by the Taoiseach Brian Cowen in Washington as part of efforts to generate €10m for the Irish economy …” (more)

[Aine Kerr, Independent, 18 March]