Public service reforms ‘must not be mixed up with an ideology of privatisation’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The trade union movement’s economic think-tank has pointed to a significant drop in the cost of employing public servants and said reform of the sector must not be mixed up with an ideology of privatisation, commercialisation of public goods or the introduction of private sector processes …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 12 January]

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University fees ‘should be capped and funding models move towards European norms’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 14th, 2014 by steve

“A top economist has said that he would advocate a cap on the university fees. The Director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute Dr Tom Healy has warned that the sector is facing a funding crisis due to a range of factors …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 14 May]

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Higher Education Institutions Expenditure

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has reviewed the discussion paper by the Nevin Economic Research Institute regarding the funding of the higher education system and its call to reverse cuts to third-level education and eventually reduce student registration fees; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 8 April]

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Minister urged to reverse cuts to third level

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 2nd, 2014 by steve

“The Government should reverse cuts to third-level education and eventually reduce student fees that are heading for €3,000, an economic think tank has recommended …” (more)

[The Discussion Paper is here.]
[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 2 April]

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Call for tax on high earners to fund third-level courses

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 1st, 2014 by steve

“Future funding for third-level education should come through increased taxes for high-income households rather than any scheme of means testing for free fees, the Nevin Economic Research Institute (Neri) has recommended …” (more)

[The report is here.]
[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 1 April]

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