SDLP calls for cast iron assurances on Magee Medical School

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2020 by steve

“SDLP Leader, Colum Eastwood MP has expressed concern that the First Minister was unable to give SDLP MLA, Mark H Durkan, a cast iron guarantee that the Magee Medical School would be ready to open in September 2021 …” (more)

[Derry Now, 16 June]

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Arlene Foster wants Magee medical school within ‘fastest feasible timetable’ but won’t guarantee intake in September 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2020 by steve

“However, speaking in the Assembly on Tuesday, Mrs. Foster declined to give a guarantee on when the first intake of students would take place. She said all the ‘necessary preparatory work’ would have to be completed before the Executive could do so, after being asked for a progress update by Foyle MLA Mark Durkan …” (more)

[Kevin Mullan, Derry Journal, 16 June]

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Proposed Derry Medical School must not be delayed by Stormont deadlock – NI Civil Service

Posted in Governance and administration on December 30th, 2017 by steve

“The North’s Civil Service has told the proposed Derry Medical School must not be delayed because of the political deadlock at Stormont. Following correspondence from the University of Ulster regarding the business case for the school, Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan, the SDLP’s Health and Wellbeing Spokesperson. says it would be ‘lamentable’ if the plans are stalled because there is no Executive in place …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 30 December]

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Medical School: North-west

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2016 by steve

UKMark Durkan asked the Minister for the Economy whether he has had any discussions, either with his colleague the Health Minister or the university, about the establishment of a medical school in the north-west …” (more)

[Northern Ireland Assembly, 11 October]

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SDLP: Strength of ‘one civic voice’ over Magee expansion not lost on Minister – Durkan

Posted in Governance and administration on August 16th, 2014 by steve

“SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has said the strength of ‘one civic voice’ over the expansion of the University of Ulster’s Magee campus in Derry was not lost on the Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry at a specially convened meeting in Stormont yesterday …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 15 August]

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University of Ulster: Durkan registers overwhelming ‘upset and resentment’ over halt to Magee expansion

Posted in Governance and administration on August 15th, 2014 by steve

“SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has written to the Minister for Employment and Learning Dr Stephen Farry registering the profound misgivings felt in Derry over his comments on Magee expansion …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 14 August]

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University of Ulster: Magee ‘refocus’ required say SDLP

Posted in Governance and administration on June 24th, 2014 by steve

“SDLP Employment and Learning Spokesperson Pat Ramsey has welcomed a commitment from the DEL Minister that he would look positively on any future capital requests from the University of Ulster in relation to Magee …” (more)

[Derry Journal, 23 June]

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