DkIT lecturers inform local politicians on impact of cuts and underfunding

Posted in Governance and administration on December 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A delegation from the Dundalk Institute of Technology branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland visited Dáil Éireann last Wednesday to meet with politicians from the North East region to seek support for the Union’s campaign opposing further cuts to funding at DkIT …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 22 December]

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Horizon 2020

Posted in Research on November 18th, 2014 by steve

IrelandMinister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Damien English): I thank the Cathaoirleach for the opportunity to speak on this important programme for Ireland. Horizon 2020 is a very important issue and I am glad we have a chance to discuss it here in the Seanad …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 18 November]

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Budget is pro-student and pro-education – Moran

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2013 by steve

“Labour Senator, Mary Moran, has said the 10 positive proposals announced in the Budget for the education sector will lift a major burden off families and students …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 15 October]

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6,000 free third-level places will provide skills that jobseekers need

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 21st, 2013 by steve

“Labour Senator Mary Moran has welcomed the announcement by Minister Ruairi Quinn that an additional 6,000 free part-time higher education places are being made available under the Springboard programme to provide re-training opportunities to jobseekers …” (more)

[Labour Party, 21 June]

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Moran welcomes McAleese universities report

Posted in Governance and administration on June 19th, 2013 by steve

“Senator Mary Moran has welcomed today’s publication of the report by a high-level EU group on improving the quality of teaching and learning in universities …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 19 June]

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Moran calls on Minister to give preference to newly qualified and unemployed teachers for teaching positions

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

“Recent reports have highlighted that 1,311 retired teachers were employed as supervisors at the recent State examinations. This alarming number is up from 1,147 retired teachers who were employed last year, an increase of 13%. It is inequitable and highly unsatisfactory that retired teachers are being rehired to supervise examinations …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 9 July]

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