Uninest Renting Flats to Tourists is ‘Concerning’, says Local Green TD

Posted in Governance and administration on August 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Green Party TD for Dublin Central Neasa Hourigan has said that the decision to grant a student accommodation complex in her constituency permission to rent to tourists is ‘somewhat concerning’, and could set a precedent for more permanent changes to the use of such complexes …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 12 August]

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Funding Model for Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2021 by steve

IrelandNeasa Hourigan (Dublin Central, Green Party): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of his plans to develop a long-term sustainable funding model for higher level education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 3 March]

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Minister admits need for increased funding as parties debate future of higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Representatives from six of Ireland’s main political parties clashed over the future of higher education at a debate held in Trinity today, with significant attention given to the balance between a system funded by taxation or by student fees and the current Fine Gael government’s allocations to higher education, which Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said were larger than suggested by other parties but conceded that the sector still required ‘extra funding …” (more)

[Lauren Boland and Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 28 January]

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