Universities (Development and Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015: Second Stage

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 30th, 2015 by steve

IrelandSean Barrett (Independent):: I move: ‘That the Bill be now read a Second Time.’ I welcome the Minister. I thank the Bills Office, the Leader’s office, the Cathaoirleach’s office and my research assistants, Dr Charles Larkin and Ms Ursula Ní Choill, for their help in preparing the Bill. We are dealing with the role of the university and the contribution it will make in the future to the development of Ireland …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 28 January]

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Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014: Second Stage

Posted in Legal issues on September 24th, 2014 by steve

Diarmuid Wilson (Fianna Fail): I welcome the Minister for Education and Skills, Deputy Jan O’Sullivan, to the House. Amendment No. 1, in the name of Senator Barrett, is related to amendment No. 11, and they may be discussed together, by agreement …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 23 September]

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New Bill would give Seanad vote to all citizens – including emigrants

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2013 by steve

“… It also extends voting rights for the university panels – which are currently elected only by graduates of Trinity College or the four NUI universities – to graduates of the other universities, DCU and the University of Limerick, and to the graduates of Institutes of Technology …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 2 March]

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Crown: Don’t look at assets when assessing grant criteria

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 19th, 2012 by steve

“A Fine Gael Senator says a system should be put in place which ‘rigorously analyses’ a family’s income, when assessing whether a student would qualify for a college grant …” (more)

[Waterford News and Star, 19 August]

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Economist Barrett takes seat with Norris and Bacik

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2011 by steve

“Economist Dr Seán Barrett won the last seat on the Dublin University panel for Seanad Éireann on the 18th count, which was announced at 11.30pm. By the 15th count, announced just after 8.30pm, the TCD lecturer had overtaken his main rival …” (more)

[Deaglán de Bréadún, Irish Times, 29 April]

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Crown expected to take seat

Posted in Governance and administration on April 28th, 2011 by steve

“Outgoing Senator Ronan Mullen has topped the poll in the first count for the election of three members of Seanad Éireann on the National University of Ireland panel. The socially conservative former spokesman for the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin was first elected to the Upper House in the last general election in 2007 …” (more)

[Deaglán de Bréadún, Irish Times, 28 April]

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