If Politicians Still Can’t See the Value of Students to Ireland, Perhaps They Never Will

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Berating the construction industry for focusing on a group that will give greater reward for less effort suggests a lack of understanding of the unsustainable state of the rental market …” (more)

[University Times, 22 January]

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Student Accommodation New Gold Rush For The Construction Industry

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The construction industry has begun to go crazy again. Since the foundation of the State there has never been more than than 100 units of student accommodation in my constituency of Dublin Central. But in the last two years alone, 3,300 units have received planning permission and most are under construction ….” (more)

[Labour Party, 17 January]

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Third Level Data: Male and Female Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 25th, 2015 by steve

IrelandJoe Costello (Dublin Central, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the level of participation of men and women, respectively, in third level education in each of the past ten years; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 22 September]

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Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2015 by steve

IrelandJoe Costello asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans for the next stage of the development of the Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman in Dublin 7; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 July]

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Costello calls for alternative educational use for All Hallows College

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2014 by steve

“The inability of All Hallows College to continue to function as an educational institution to train priests for the foreign missions, due to lack of funding, should not mean the closure of the college …” (more)

[Joe Costello, Labour Party, 17 September]

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Student deal with Brazil could be worth €136m

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 12th, 2012 by steve

“A €136m boost to colleges and the economy could result from a deal to send thousands of Brazilian students here over the next four years.In addition to the 1,500 post-graduate places funded by the Brazilian government announced in June, this initiative will see up to 4,000 more being given a chance to study in Ireland …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 12 October]

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Croke Park successor may target pay and conditions

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2012 by steve

“Senior Government figures have indicated they may seek to water down the protections on pay and conditions set out in the Croke Park agreement in discussions on any future deal …” (more)

[Martin Wall and Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 10 September]

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Croke Park the ‘most successful social contract in State’s history’

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2012 by steve

“Labour Party Minister Joe Costello has said that the Croke Park Agreement is the ‘most successful social contract in the history of the State’ …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 9 September]

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Minister confirms funding for new DIT campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2012 by steve

“The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, has announced funding for a new 73-acre campus for the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) at Grangegorman, according to Labour’s Joe Costello. The funding is part of the more than €2bn stimulus package announced by the Government today …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 17 July]

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