Lyons welcomes major jobs boost for DCU Alpha

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Labour TD John Lyons has welcomed the announced expansion of the DCU innovation campus facility in Glasnevin, which will result in the creation of 450 new jobs over the next three years. Speaking on today’s announcement, local Labour TD John Lyons said …” (more)

[Labour Party, 9 December]

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Overseas Students Data – China

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 25th, 2013 by steve

John Lyons: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of Chinese nationals coming here for study over the past four years; his plans to grow this number; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Written Answers, 23 October]

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Institutes of Technology Expenditure – DIT

Posted in Legal issues on April 18th, 2013 by steve

Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost to public funds of legal fees and consultancy fees and all other related costs in relation to injunctions, judicial reviews and legal actions involving senior management at the Dublin Institute of Technology in each year since 1 January 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 16 April]

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200 new DCU supported jobs a major boost for North Dublin City

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2013 by steve

“Labour Party TD for Dublin North West, John Lyons, has welcomed the launch of the DCU Innovation Campus which will support 200 new Cleantech jobs – with the possibly of growing to 500 jobs – and allow for the development of a major high tech hub in the north city area …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 21 January]

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New Trinity admissions pilot will broaden access

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 14th, 2013 by steve

“Labour Party TD, John Lyons, has welcomed the announcement by Trinity College that it is to pilot a new admissions system for applicants to a selection of its courses next year …” (more)

[Labour Party, 14 January]

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Maintenance Grants – Postgraduate Courses

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 7th, 2012 by steve

Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the financial supports and grant assistance available to post graduate students commencing courses in May 2012 in view of the fact students must wait until the grant application system goes live in the next number of weeks, the supports available to those who require funding in the intervening period …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 6 June]

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HPAT

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 10th, 2012 by steve

Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reform the HPAT entry exam to Irish medical schools; his views on whether those who can afford expensive preparatory courses are at an advantage when sitting the exam; his views on whether there is a more equitable assessment process that could be instituted; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 9 May]

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Registration fees

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2011 by steve

Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason college registration fees have increased from €1,500 to €2,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a family with two or three children in third level college; and if there is a reduction in fees …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 14 September]

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Maintenance Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 22nd, 2011 by steve

“Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide assurances that students on particularly low incomes will continue to receive a top-up in the special rate of the higher education grant that students from disadvantaged backgrounds will receive higher grants of €2,445 at the adjacent rate, or €6,100 at the non-adjacent rate; and if he will safeguard this payment for single parents …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 21 July]

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