Third Level Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 18th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he plans to review the current level of fees for third-level courses …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 16 June]

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Third Level Fees – Remote Study

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 4th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there are any refunds or waiver of fees available to third-level students given they have been at home studying remotely for most of the year …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 June]

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Additional Course Places

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 20th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an additional 2,500 college course places will be provided in 2021, in addition to the 2,500 places provided in 2020 …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 18 February]

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Erasmus+ Programme: UK Citizens

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 23rd, 2021 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a UK citizen living in Ireland for the past 20 years can still participate in a course in Sweden under the reciprocal agreement between EU countries …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 January]

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University Status Applications – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2019 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the application by Waterford Institute of Technology for university status …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 November]

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University Global Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2019 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether education is key to maintaining competitiveness here; and his further views on the continuing falling in the rankings by universities here in the university league …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 October]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility – Asylum Seekers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 28th, 2019 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if residents of an accommodation centre are eligible for a SUSI grant or other educational grants …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 June]

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Institutes of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on June 1st, 2018 by steve

Robert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the future options for an institute of technology (details supplied) in view of the fact that mandatory merger is still a requirement for institutes of technology to make an application for university status regardless of meeting all other criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 31 May]

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Technological Universities Bill: Committee Stage

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 21st, 2017 by steve

IrelandFiona O’Loughlin (Kildare South, Fianna Fail): It is proposed that we group a number of the amendments together. Amendments Nos 1, 14, 24, 63, 145, 180 and 199 are related and will be discussed together …” (more)

[Select Committee on Education and Skills, 15 November]

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Legislative Measures – Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on February 23rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the Technological Universities Bill 2015; if he still favours the amalgamation of AIT with Dundalk; if his Department is examining alternative proposals; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 21 February]

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Legislative Programme – Technological Universities Bill

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2016 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the Technological Universities Bill 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 June]

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Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

IrelandRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reintroduce the Technological Universities Bill; the number of technological universities that will be created as a result of this legislation and the timeframe for this; if he will amend the mandatory requirement for a merger; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 May]

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Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Brendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she is aware of the concerns of many members of the teaching staff in the Tralee Institute of Technology in County Kerry relating to the proposed development of a Munster technological university in conjunction with Cork Institute of Technology; how she will address their many concerns; if she will take an active role in resolving the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 April]

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O’Sullivan criticised over delay in accommodation report

Posted in Governance and administration on August 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A report examining the student accommodation crisis will not be published until early next month, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said amid mounting criticism over perceived Government inaction …” (more)

[Emer Connolly and Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 13 August]

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Third Level Admissions Entry Requirements – Ordinary Residence Rule

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 10th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the way a person who was born here, has Irish parents, studied here until the age of 15 is now not permitted to attend university here; this person had to travel to America for two years with their parents for work purposes, the family is now back here and would like their child to attend university here but are being charged non-EU citizen prices to study here …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 9 July]

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Student Grant Scheme Delays – Athlone IT

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 10th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will explain the position that many students at Athlone Institute of Technology are now facing due to ongoing problems with the Student Universal Support Ireland …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 9 May]

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Student Support Schemes Issues

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 1st, 2013 by steve

Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm when the external review of the central online system for student grant applications Student Universal Support Ireland will be completed; the higher education section of his Department confirmed on 25 April 2013 that the report has yet to be finalised …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 30 April]

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Student Grant Scheme Reform

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 21st, 2012 by steve

Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the report of the Capital Asset Test Implementation Group regarding higher education grants will be published; if he has received this report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51311/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The Deputy will be aware that, following agreement in principle by the Government to broaden the current means testing arrangements for student grants by way of inclusion of the value of capital assets, I set up a dedicated implementation group to bring forward detailed proposals for implementation in 2013. I have received a draft report from the implementation group. This is currently under consideration and I will be consulting further with my cabinet colleagues in the coming weeks before the report is published.”

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 20 November]

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‘Students forced out of college due to delays in student grants’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 21st, 2012 by steve

“Longford Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has said students at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) have been forced to withdraw from college because of delays in access to student grants …” (more)

[Westmeath Independent, 21 November]

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Concern at college grant processing backlog in Westmeath

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 31st, 2012 by steve

“Westmeath TD Robert Troy has voiced concern this week that just 20% of student grant applications from Westmeath and Longford have been processed to date …” (more)

[Westmeath Independent, 31 October]

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