Archive for 13 January 2011

No benefits for those not signed up to Croke Park

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“Government commitments in the Croke Park agreement on entitlements to overall pay rates, job security and superannuation ‘do not apply to any public servant who is represented by any union or association that has not accepted the agreement’, Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan has warned …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 13 January]

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University anniversary

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“Exactly 22 years ago today, on January 13 1989, the Irish government then led by Charles Haughey announced the establishment of Dublin City University and the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 13 January]

Students urged to consider science and tech careers

Posted in Life with tags on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“PharmaChemical Ireland (PCI), the IBEC group that represents the pharmaceutical and chemicals industry, today highlighted the importance of science and engineering courses to students attending BT’s Young Scientist and Technology exhibition …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 13 January]

Student Support Bill 2008: Second Stage

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Mary Coughlan): I am pleased to introduce the Student Support Bill to the Seanad and to outline its main provisions. The Bill is the key element of our broader programme of legislative and administrative reform of the student grants system …” (more)

[Seanad Debates, 12 January]

Lecturers warn over college reforms

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“College lecturers will only introduce reforms if changes being discussed with the Department of Education are acceptable to them, a union leader has said …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 13 January]

Campaign to redefine WIT as university hits snag

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“Disagreements have emerged between campaigners who are hoping to re-designate one of the country’s largest institutes of technology as a university …” (more)

[Conor Kane, Irish Examiner, 13 January]

Grant time delays still putting pressure on cash-strapped students, says Healy Eames

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“Substantial time delays in the processing of student grants and other funds are continuing to cause huge difficulties and undue stress for students in Galway and across the country, according to Fine Gael Seanad Education spokesperson, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames …” (more)

[Martina Nee, Galway Advertiser, 13 January]