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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Varadkar says it would be a real shame if the Tech Uni was delayed over HQ row

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Tánaiste said he is strongly of the view that the Technological University of the South-East should be centred in Waterford. Leo Varadkar was responding to Waterford Sinn Fein TD David Cullinane and Fianna Fail TD in Carlow/Kilkenny Jennifer Murnane O’Connor in the Dail. Both Deputies were making the case for the headquarters of the new entity to be in their respective areas …” (more)

[Sinead Aherne, WLR FM, 18 February]

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No decision made on headquarters for Technological University for the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“No decision has been made on where the headquarters of the New Technological university for the South East will be. There had been rumours that Kilkenny was being discussed as a compromise location between IT Carlow and Waterford IT …” (more)

[Domhnall Doyle, KCLR FM, 29 January]

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

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 20th, 2020 by steve

IrelandSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael): I very much welcome the opportunity to update the House on some of the work of the new Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science just under five months on from its creation and the formation of the Government. I very much appreciate the support and interest from all sides of the Oireachtas for a new stand-alone Department to place a renewed focus on the further and higher education sectors and enhance and develop research and innovation …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 19 November]

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Student Accommodation – Tax Rebates

Posted in Governance and administration on November 7th, 2020 by steve

IrelandJennifer Murnane O’Connor (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding engagement with student unions regarding refunds or potential tax rebates for private and or on-campus who have been unable to avail of student accommodation in the context of the pandemic; his position regarding providing tax credits for proven unnecessary college accommodation expenditure; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 5 November]

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