Third Level Education – Covid-19

Posted in Teaching on November 24th, 2020 by steve

IrelandMichael McNamara (Clare, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a circular distributed recently to students of a college (details supplied) which has taken the decision to continue with its online delivery mode for the spring semester that is to stay the remainder of the academic year 2020-2021; the effect this online delivery mode is having on first year students that are lacking the experience of college and the interactions with other first year students; if he will consider intervening with the college to facilitate students to return to campus even on a part-time basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 19 November]

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University of Limerick to refund students living in campus accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on May 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick’s governing body has recommended that its students living in campus accommodation should be refunded because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of students had to leave their accommodation in March and have not been able to return to the university since. There are almost 3,000 beds in on-campus facilities …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 27 May]

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Third Level Fees – Returning Emigrants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 19th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the announcement made on St. Patrick’s Day this year to the effect that Irish citizen children, children from Irish emigrant families living outside the European Union who return as undergraduates to Irish universities or third-level colleges, would no longer have to pay the full international fee applies equally to …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 17 June]

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Labour split over Quinn’s grant plans

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn’s plan to include farmland worth over €750,000 in the means test for college grants has exposed an urban-rural divide within Labour …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 2 March]

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Access to 3rd level must be maintained for all – McNamara

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 16th, 2011 by steve

“Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara has called on the Government to ensure that all students with the requisite academic ability can access third level education, irrespective of their parents’ means and to renegotiate the bailout package to that end …” (more)

[Labour Party, 16 November]

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No reason for Limerick University to be moved from Clare

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2011 by steve

“The suggestion that the Clare boundary should be moved so that the Limerick University campus in its entirety should be in Limerick has no merit and there are no arguments to support this in the Brosnan report …” (more)

[Michael McNamara TD, Labour Party, 27 June]

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