DkIT lecturers inform local politicians on impact of cuts and underfunding

Posted in Governance and administration on December 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A delegation from the Dundalk Institute of Technology branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland visited Dáil Éireann last Wednesday to meet with politicians from the North East region to seek support for the Union’s campaign opposing further cuts to funding at DkIT …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 22 December]

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Student Support Schemes – Maintenance Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 24th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Seamus Kirk: I thank the Acting Chairman for the opportunity to raise this matter and the Ceann Comhairle for selecting it as one of the items for discussion. This is an important issue. It concerns a constituent of mine who agreed to rear and support the children of a family friend and his wife, both of whom died when they were very young …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 23 June]

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Croke Park Agreement

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

Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timetable he envisages for the next review of the Croke Park Agreement; if the format and information content in the Implementation Body Review Report will be improved; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 24 April]

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A technological university in the south east?

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Séamus Kirk: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to date in developing a technological university in the south east; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Debates, 19 January]

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Students from farming families face cuts to third level grants – Kirk

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 11th, 2011 by steve

“The Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has again refused to rule out cuts to the third level grants available to students from farming families, according to Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Seamus Kirk. In response to a Parliamentary Question from Deputy Kirk, Minister Quinn signalled that farming families will not be protected from his plans to change to the assessment for third level grants. Deputy Kirk commented, ‘It is quite clear that Ruairí Quinn is perusing an agenda that takes little or no account of the needs of rural communities …'” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 11 July]

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Higher Education Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 8th, 2011 by steve

Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that farming families are protected from any changes to the assessment for third level grants in view of the his recent comments on these matters …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 July]

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