Research and Science students – On-site Access for Practical Work

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will respond to matters raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in relation to research and science students; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 10 February]

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Erasmus+ Programme

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 16th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide information and clarity regarding the prospects of third-level students of studying abroad in the 2021-2022 academic year given the current Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 14 January]

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Student Universal Support Ireland – Covid-19

Posted in Governance and administration on December 18th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when students who do not avail of the SUSI grant will receive the €250 Covid-19 payment; when arrangements for payment to students who do not avail of SUSI will be finalised; and if this cohort of students will receive it before Christmas …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 16 December]

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University Teaching Assistants

Posted in Governance and administration on December 10th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No 118 of 2 December 2020, if he will provide clarification regarding his policy in relation to university teaching assistants being separated into two separate roles which are paid different hourly wages but are required to do the same work; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 December]

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Third Level Staff – Two-Tier Pay

Posted in Governance and administration on December 4th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his policy in relation to two-tier pay among university teaching assistants; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 December]

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International Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 11th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of overseas students that have enrolled in Irish universities for the autumn term; the provisions in place to ensure that students coming from abroad adhere to the two-week self-isolation period; the person or body responsible for overseeing these provisions and monitoring students’ compliance; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 September]

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Student Accommodation – Coronavirus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 11th, 2020 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of student accommodation across Ireland which would be considered a congregated setting according to the definition in which ten or more persons are accommodated in a single living unit or in which persons are placed in accommodation that is campus-based; the number of students housed in each setting; the control measures in place to prevent a spread of Covid-19 in these settings; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 September]

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Ministers and Secretaries and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 25th, 2020 by steve

IrelandSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael): I move: ‘That the Bill be now read a Second Time’. It is a great pleasure to present to the House the Ministers and Secretaries and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Bill 2020, which passed all Stages in the Seanad yesterday. This Bill establishes, for the first time in the history of the State, a Department focused on further and higher education, research, innovation and science. We will now have a Department whose chief remit will be the further and higher education needs of our economy and our people …” (debate, resumed debate)

[Dáil debates, 24 July]

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Third Level Funding

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

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the investment made in public and private higher education as a proportion of national income, that is GDP and GNI; the way in which this compares to key competitor countries such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 November]

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Language Schools Closures

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2018 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the protections available to students and staff when an English language training school faces financial difficulty in view of media reports (details supplied) and in view of the significant budget that has been set aside to market Ireland as a destination for English language training; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 December]

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Third Level Fees – Cost of Abolition

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 8th, 2018 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated first and full year cost of abolishing third-level fees …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 November]

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Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Posted in Governance and administration on September 21st, 2018 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the full remaining cost of ensuring that all public sector workers recruited on lower salary levels since 2011 are brought to pay levels that match colleagues at the same grade; and the way in which he plans to address this inequality …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 September]

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Third Level Charges: Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 21st, 2018 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of each €100 reduction in the student contribution charge at third level …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 September]

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Third Level Staff Remuneration – Pay Inequality

Posted in Governance and administration on February 10th, 2018 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe within which pay inequality for third level lecturers will be ended; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 February]

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Third Level Charges: Cost of Reducing Student Contribution

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 27th, 2017 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated first and full year costs of reducing student contributions to third level fees by €100 …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 September]

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Student Accommodation – National Strategy

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2017 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of meetings he has had with relevant parties in developing the national student accommodation strategy, which was assigned to his Department under the rebuilding Ireland housing plan, action 4.7, to be delivered in quarter 2 2017; the name of each person he has met in developing the strategy; the organisation each represented; and the date the meeting took place …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 14 February]

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Third Level Funding: Funding per capita

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

Ireland“Róisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No 94 of 24 November 2016, if he will provide a breakdown of funding per capita for each third level institution …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 December]

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Third Level Expenditure: Allocation to Universities and ITs

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

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the average per capita spending allocation to universities and institutes of technology; and the basis on which different per capita allocations are made …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 November]

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Third Level Charges – Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 1st, 2016 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost in 2017 and in a full year for every €250 reduction in the third level student contribution charge …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 29 September]

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Graduate Medicine Programme Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 25th, 2016 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the situation whereby banks are refusing to make student finance available to those wishing to study graduate entry medicine, as the remuneration newly qualified doctors are in receipt of is insufficient to cover the cost of the repayment of this debt; if he will consider introducing a student loan scheme for graduate medical students to improve participation rates for those from lower income households; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 June]

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