Student nurses and midwives deserve fair pay without delay – David Cullinane TD

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, David Cullinane TD, has called on the Minister for Health to stop delaying and to pay student nurses and midwives now. Sinn Féin will bring a motion to the Dáil on Wednesday to ensure student nurses and midwives receive fair pay. Teachta Cullinane said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 16 January]

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Student nurse and midwife pay must reflect Covid risk – David Cullinane TD

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, David Cullinane TD, has called for student nurse and midwife pay to better reflect Covid-19 risk with high hospitalisations. The Waterford TD also called on the Minister to engage urgently with the health unions. Teachta Cullinane said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 4 January]

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Student nurses ‘exploited’ by Government – John Brady TD

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

Ireland“Sinn Féin TD John Brady has criticised the Government’s refusal to pay student nurses a fair wage. Teachta Brady, who represents Wicklow, said: ‘My daughter is a student nurse and I saw first-hand how hard and diligently she has worked throughout the pandemic when on placement …'” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 4 December]

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Minister must step up and pay student nurses – David Cullinane TD

Posted in Governance and administration on December 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health, David Cullinane TD, has called on the Minister for Health to step up to the plate and pay student nurses. Teachta Cullinane said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 2 December]

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Sinn Féin says 35% of students expected their course to be entirely online

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Life, Teaching on November 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students have expressed feelings of having been “misled into securing accommodation” despite the move of most learning online in a new report published by Sinn Fein. Sinn Féin Higher and Further Education Spokesperson Rose Conway-Walsh has published the results of the Sinn Féin Student Accommodation Survey 2020 …” (more)

[Connie Roughan, Trinity News, 21 November]

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Students cannot continue to be exploited by paying for Accommodation they are prevented from using

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Rose Conway-Walsh TD, has today published the results of a student accommodation survey that highlights how student renters have paid thousands of euro in advance to secure accommodation they are now prevented from using …” (more)

[Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Féin, 29 October]

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‘”The voice of students must be heard” – O’Dowd’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2020 by steve

“Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has announced that the party will table an Assembly motion in support of students who facing challenges to learning as a result of Covid19. The party’s Further and Higher Education spokesperson said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 23 October]

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Leaving Cert students ‘kept in dark’ over grading errors

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on October 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cabinet ministers and Leaving Certificate students were ‘kept in the dark’ over the calculated grades errors, it has been claimed. Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh O Laoghaire said there was a ‘striking’ lack of clarity over exactly who knew what and when about the errors in the system …” (more)

[Michelle Devane, Belfast Telegraph, 1 October]

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Health Minister should bring forward guidance for students returning to university – Archibald

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has urged the Health Minister and Public Health Agency to bring forward guidance for students returning to university and college. The party’s further and higher education person said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 16 September]

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Many students left behind by Government – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Rose Conway-Walsh TD has called on the government to take immediate action to support students to make it to third-level by cutting fees and increasing SUSI supports …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 14 September]

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Discrimination of past Leaving Cert students cannot be tolerated – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Higher Education Rose Conway-Walsh has accused the government of completely ignoring past Leaving Cert students as they prepare to release the Leaving Cert results on Monday …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 4 September]

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Ulster University must meet commitments on Magee expansion – Mullan

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

“Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has said the Ulster University must deliver on its commitments on the expansion of Magee. The Foyle MLA said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 4 September]

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Third-level fees must be reduced to reflect reality – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Rose Conway-Walsh TD, has challenged the Government for expecting students and their families to pay full fees for partial access to campus and facilities. Responding to statements made by the Minister for Education that third-level colleges will be able to charge the full €3,000 in fees to students even if campus access is severely restricted, Teachta Conway-Walsh said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 31 August]

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Ministers must step up and protect student nurses – David Cullinane TD and Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Posted in Governance and administration on August 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health David Cullinane TD and spokesperson on Further and Higher Education Rose Conway-Walsh TD have called on the Ministers for Health and Higher Education to step up to the plate and protect student nurses …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 27 August]

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Don’t Sign Long-Term Leases Without College Plan, Says Sinn Féin

Posted in Governance and administration on August 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Higher Education Spokesperson Rose Conway-Walsh today said that students should hold off on signing long-term leases on accommodation until they receive clarity on what the next academic year will look like …” (more)

[Emma Donohoe, University Times, 25 August]

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Leaving Cert students should not be punished as a result of government mismanagement

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Mental Health Mark Ward has called on the Minister for Education to reassure Leaving Cert students awaiting results after standardisation measures used to calculate grades, similar to those being employed here, were scrapped in the North and in Britain …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 19 August]

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Pressure mounts for change to calculated Leaving Cert grading system

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Government is coming under pressure to change its calculated grading system for Leaving Cert students after similar ‘standardisation’ measures in the United Kingdom were scrapped amid controversy on Monday. Opposition parties last night called for a review of the Government’s plan after the British government made a U-turn on A-level results, abandoning its standardisation process …” (more)

[Jack Power, Pat Leahy, Jack Horgan-Jones and Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 18 August]

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Telling the real story: Sinn Féin launch Student Funding survey

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Rose Conway-Walsh has called on Further and Higher Education to be made accessible and affordable for everyone irrespective of their age, geography or financial circumstances …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 6 August]

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Funchion Calls For Universal Access To Third-Level Education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion is calling for third-level education to be made accessible and affordable for everyone, irrespective of age, geography or financial circumstances. Deputy Funchion is asking students in the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency to ‘tell their story’ by filling out Sinn Féin’s survey on the grants system …” (more)

[Suzanne Pender, Carlow Nationalist, 6 August]

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IT Carlow to investigate site as war of words continues

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

Ireland“Management at IT Carlow once again fired shots at certain elected representatives this week in a discussion with delegates of Wexford Sinn Féin who attended a meeting at the college …” (more)

[Pádraig Byrne, Wexford People, 14 July]

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