Phil Hogan works with third level colleges to develop technology in agriculture

Posted in Research on January 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The EU Commissioner Phil Hogan is meeting with representatives from third level colleges to discuss plans to develop technology in agriculture. Officials from the Waterford Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin were in Brussels today …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 14 January]

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Hogan backs South-East University as hub for the food and farming sectors

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has backed a renewed drive in the campaign for the South East University. Mr Hogan said the proposed university on multi-campus locations – including Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny – could help develop information technology as planned …” (more)

[John Downing, Independent, 5 May]

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WIT deserves more than ‘TU’ paralysis

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Phil Hogan: my goodness, what a legacy he has left on both national and regional fronts. That the man who set the catastrophic Irish Water ball rolling was rewarded with the €250,000 a year before tax gig as European Agriculture Commissioner doesn’t add up to me …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 20 November]

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Time university fiasco ended

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“As the fiasco surrounding Waterford’s campaign for a university continues, it has never been more crucial for the key stakeholders in the south east to rise above political machinations and demand what is best for the city and the region …” (more)

[Mary Frances Ryan, Waterford News and Star, 11 November]

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South-east university hangs in the balance

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Talks have broken down between IT Carlow and Waterford IT regarding a proposed merger for a Technological University for the South-east …” (more)

[Sam Matthews, Kilkenny People, 22 October]

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UCC and the United Nations are teaming up under a new water initiative

Posted in Research on July 9th, 2014 by steve

“The United Nations Environment Programme has chosen UCC to lead the way in assisting with their Global Environment Monitoring System for Water (GEMS/Water) …” (more)

[Greg Murphy, Irish Examiner, 8 July]

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Government accused of ‘invasion’ of university Seanad seats

Posted in Governance and administration on March 12th, 2014 by steve

“Senator David Norris says intention clear in remarks made by Minister Phil Hogan, while Senator Seán Barrett accuses Taoiseach of ‘revenge’ on Independents …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 12 March]

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Quinn says he is not ready for the chop as Minister for Education

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has indicated he will resist attempts to demote him in the Cabinet reshuffle expected after the local elections in late May …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 3 February]

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Quinn hints DIT group leads way in university race

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2013 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has set himself up for a public spat with his Fine Gael cabinet colleague Phil Hogan over which institutes of technology are most likely to get university status …” (more)

[Grainne Cunningham and Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 14 June]

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University for South East moves a step closer

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2013 by steve

“The Cabinet has approved the second stage of the setting up of the Technical University for the South East. It has asked Waterford IT and IT Carlow to draw up a memorandum of understanding …” (more)

[Kilkenny People, 28 May]

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Hogan says no instructions to local councils to withhold third-level grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 19th, 2012 by steve

“No instructions had been given to local authorities to withhold third-level grants from those refusing to pay the household charge, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan told the Dáil …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 19 September]

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Student Grant blackmail over unjust household charge – an outrage

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 18th, 2012 by steve

“In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD for the People before Profit Alliance/ULA has condemned as ‘outrageous’ the move by Clare Co Council to deny third level grants to applicants whose parents have not paid the household charge …” (more)

[United Left Alliance, 18 September]

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‘Use whatever means necessary’ says Hogan as he backs council in student grant row

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 18th, 2012 by steve

“A defiant Environment Minister Phil Hogan has encouraged county councils to use ‘whatever means necessary’ to collect the €100 household charge …” (more)

[Fiach Kelly, Independent, 18 September]

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Hogan defends Clare Co Council in household-charge ‘proof’ row

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 18th, 2012 by steve

“The Environment Minister Phil Hogan has defended the decision of Clare County Council to ask students applying for third level grants for proof that their families had paid the household charge …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 18 September]

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Phil Hogan on College Grants and the Household Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 18th, 2012 by steve

“Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan says he fully supports County Councils which are threatening to withhold college grants from people who have not paid the household charge …” (video)

[TV3 News at 5.30, 18 September]

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Colleges in race to gain university status

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2012 by steve

“Institutes of technology are in a race to become Ireland’s first technological university. The proposal for one, or more, technological universities is part of a major shake-up in Irish higher education unveiled yesterday …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 14 February]

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Hogan and Howlin pull strings to give WIT university status

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2012 by steve

“When Charlie McCreevey announced the white elephant that was the government’s decentralisation programme in 2003, 12 of the 53 rural locations chosen, were within constituencies of government ministers …” (more)

[Studenty.me, 1 February]

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University in South East ‘would not hit other third-level institutions’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 25th, 2012 by steve

“A group of Irish university presidents is arguing that there is ‘no persuasive evidence’ of a need for a university in the South East – but one local campaigner says Kilkenny is ideally poised to become an Oxford-type campus …” (more)

[Kilkenny People, 25 January]

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Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2012 by steve

A university for the southeast? Both the Department of Education and the Higher Education Authority were anxious to play down those reports of a new Technological University (TU) for the southeast, bringing together Waterford and Carlow ITs …” (more)

[Irish Times, 24 January]

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University heads deny accusations of elitism

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2012 by steve

“The seven university presidents have denied charges of academic elitism after raising concerns about the possible establishment of a Technological University (TU) in the south-east …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 24 January]

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