Landlords and college chiefs urged to hold talks

Posted in Governance and administration on September 7th, 2012 by steve

“A Fine Gael TD has offered to facilitate talks between landlords and officials from University College Cork in a bid to tackle anti-social student behaviour. Jerry Buttimer stepped in last night after the body representing landlords who own property around UCC criticised the university for failing to engage with them …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 7 September]

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Higher Education Grants

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Jerry Buttimer: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this issue and I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Cannon. I wish to discuss the new online grant application system and, in particular, the website grantsonline.ie. The issue relates specifically to self-employed parents who have had difficulties when using this new website …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 19 June]

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Institutes of Technology – Pensions

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2012 by steve

Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide, in soft-copy spreadsheet format, details of the numbers of persons awarded added years under the professional added years for superannuation purposes scheme for Institutes of Technology for the period 2002 to date, identifying for each institute the number of staff who have benefited …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 29 February]

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UCC must ensure religious tolerance

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2011 by steve

“Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has called for UCC to recognise and respond to the upset and distress caused to Roman Catholics and other Christians by the art exhibition ‘Our Lady and Other Queer Santas’ …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 22 June]

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Conferring fee delay welcome but outright abolition needed

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 11th, 2010 by steve

“Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the decision by UCC management to delay the introduction of the €65 conferring fee, saying that ‘While the delay is welcome, outright abolition of the fee is necessary. ‘This conferring fee is a penal tax on students and their families who have worked hard throughout their college lives …’” (more)

[CorkPolitics.ie, 11 May]

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YFG advances the position on UCC graduation fees – Buttimer

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 20th, 2010 by steve

“University governing body commits to reassessing decision. Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the decision by UCC to reassess the introduction of a €65 graduation fee for students and called on the University to make the right move and reverse the decision once and for all …” (more)

[Jerry Buttimer, 20 April]

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