Junior Cycle proposals not supported by adequate funding – McLellan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Children Sandra McLellan has said that Junior Cycle proposals are unviable as they have not been matched by adequate funding or supports from the state …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 20 January]

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Reports of entry fees and service cuts for National Museum of Ireland alarming – McLellan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Arts and Heritage, Sandra McLellan TD, has today expressed her serious concern regarding reports that the National Museum of Ireland is considering cutting its services and introducing fees to make up for the massive cuts imposed on the institution since 2008 …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 31 October]

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Student Grant Scheme Delays

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 15th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that college students will not incur late penalties on their fees while waiting for the grants to be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50203/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The Higher Education Authority (HEA) on foot of a request from my Department, has written to all higher education institutions requesting them to show flexibility and consideration, as most have done in the past, to students who may be awaiting a decision on their grant application and/or payment of grants. The HEA has requested institutions to consider not withdrawing facilities such as library or exam access, given that these students are awaiting decision on their grant applications. The situation is being kept under review.”

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 14 November]

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International Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 9th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the progress that has been made in achieving the goal set out in the Programme for Government to double the number of international students studying here particularly attracting students from India, China and the Middle East; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 9 October]

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Higher Education Grants – Farms

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 16th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has had any dealings with the Department of Education and Skills to ensure that farm land is not considered an asset during the means testing process for higher education grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 14 June]

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University Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the way he intends to address the recent Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings which failed to feature an Irish university; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 26 April]

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Technological universities

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2011 by steve

Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the possible redesignation of Waterford Institute of Technology to the enhanced status of a technological university …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 16 November]

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