Politics – Party positions

Here are some links to online documents setting out the positions of Irish political parties in relation to universities.

Fianna Fáil (Website¦Wikipedia)
O’Keeffe pledges to ‘family-proof’ third-level fees impact (8 May 2009)
Colleges must be accountable says O’Keeffe (25 March 2009)
For discussion see Party time: Fianna Fáil (Ferdinand von Prondzynski)

Fine Gael (Website¦Wikipedia)
Fine Gael – ‘Reinventing Government’ (7 November 2010)
Interview with Brian Hayes TD (22 July 2009)
Higher Education Reform: the Fine Gael alternative (March 2009)
The Third Way (Green Paper) (March 2009)
FG Propose New Graduate PRSI Contribution Scheme & Rules Out Return of 3rd Level Fees (18 March 2009)
For discussion see Party Time: Fine Gael (Ferdinand von Prondzynski)

Green Party (Website¦Wikipedia)
Paul Gogarty TD issues statement on education (11 November 2010)
Interview with Paul Gogarty TD, Green Party Education Spokesman (9 November 2006)
Greens ‘still oppose’ return of college fees” (11 February 2009)
Gogarty holds line over Green veto on third-level fees” (25 August 2010)

Labour Party (Website¦Wikipedia)
Student grants system needs reform now (23 September 2009)
Interview with Ruairi Quinn TD (29 July 2009)
Labour will resist any reintroduction of college fees (20 March 2009)
Labour will fight third-level fees “tooth and nail” (11 August 2008)
University of south-east can be key driver of economic growth (17 April 2008)
Gilmore rejects calls for re-introduction of third level fees (9 April 2008)
For discussion see Party Time: The Labour Party (Ferdinand von Prondzynski)

Sinn Féin (Website¦Wikipedia)
Concern at Queens University department cuts – Sinn Féin (23 June 2009)
For discussion see Party time: Sinn Féin (Ferdinand von Prondzynski)


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