Archive for Brian Hayes

Ireland’s ‘employment control framework’: a Fine Gael perspective

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“In July 2009, not long after the ‘employment control framework’ was put in place, I interviewed the then Fine Gael education spokesperson, Brian Hayes TD, for this blog …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 14 March]

Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“… Who will be the next Minister for Education? The movers and shakers in education are already speculating about the post-Coughlan era. Traditionally, Labour tends to push for the education portfolio but everything will depend on the composition of the new government …” (more)

[Irish Times, 7 December]

Brian Hayes on Irish Education Policy

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 9 November 2010 by Steve

“… Brian Hayes, former FG spokesperson on Education and Science (2007-10) and current FG spokesperson on Finance, gives attention to salient issues in higher education in his article in last Tuesday’s Education section in the Irish Times: ‘No more Republic of average’. Besides higher education, the article also addresses primary and second-level education …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 8 November]

New internship scheme needed for graduates, says Hayes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 11 September 2010 by Steve

“A new national internship scheme is required to help 55,000 graduates currently looking for work, according to Fine Gael backbencher Brian Hayes …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 September]

Thousands of language places for unemployed graduates absolutely necessary

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 4 April 2010 by Steve

“Making thousands of language training places available for graduates who are unemployed will play a vital role in getting these people back to work and underpin Ireland’s ‘new economy’ according to Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 4 April]

‘Grade inflation’ preliminary findings should be published this Thursday – Hayes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 1 March 2010 by Steve

“This Thursday, Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD, will be raising the issue of ‘grade inflation’ in the Dáil and he has called on the Minister for Education to publish the preliminary findings into reports that have been commissioned at that time …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 1 March]

FG highlights student grant delays

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“Over 8,000 students had not had their maintenance grant applications processed by the first week in January, according to figures released today. Fine Gael spokesman for education and science, Brian Hayes said that, up until January 8th 2010, that over 13 per cent of grant applicants, had not yet had their application processed, according to figures from the Department of Education provided to Mr Hayes in a parliamentary question …” (more)

[Pamela Duncan, Irish Times, 5 February]

8,000 student grants not yet processed

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“More than 8,000 students have yet to have their applications for maintenance grants processed halfway through the college year, according to Fine Gael. The party’s Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes, says data released to him from the Department of Education shows that processing has not even begun on 8,221 applications …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 February]

Record number of CAO applications highlights dire need for removal of PLC Cap – Hayes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 2 February 2010 by Steve

“The record number of students applying to college this year has highlighted the dire need for the Government cap on Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) course places to be lifted, Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD has said …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 2 February]

Hayes misleading on university presidents’ paycuts and college registration charge

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, has described a statement today by Fine Gael’s education spokesman, Brian Hayes TD, as misleading and opportunistic. Minister O’Keeffe said: ‘Deputy Hayes says I never formally or informally asked the seven university presidents to volunteer to take pay cuts …'” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 28 January]

FG questions delay in third-level grants

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“The Fine Gael Spokesman on Education, Brian Hayes, has asked if one in ten third-level students who applied for student support had not yet received their grants. Mr Hayes directed the question towards Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe in the Dáil …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 28 January]

University Heads bluntly admit that registration charge is third level fees – Hayes

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD, has today called on the Minister for Education to respond to the evidence that was given at today’s Dáil Education Committee where the seven University Presidents admitted that student registration fees were fees by the backdoor …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 28 January]

Decision to abolish NUI taken without consultation on ‘back of envelope’ calculations – Hayes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 20 January 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD, has said that Minister O’Keeffe’s decision to abolish the NUI was taken without consultation with the universities and graduates, pre-empts the Government’s own strategy and is not based on any firm calculations …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 20 January]

25% of students grants STILL unpaid

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 2 December 2009 by Steve

“Four months into the college year, at least 15,000 students – representing 25% of all applicants – have still not received the maintenance grant for college according to new information released to Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD …” (more)

[Fine Gael Blog, 2 December]

TCD fee not used entirely for student services, says union head

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , , on 20 November 2009 by Steve

“Much of the registration fee paid by students of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) was not used for student services, the Oireachtas education committee heard yesterday. The president of Trinity’s Students’ Union, Cónán Ó Broin, sent a copy of accounts to the committee which revealed that much of the registration fee was used in lieu of cuts in the Higher Education Authority (HEA) grant, committee chairman and Green TD Paul Gogarty said …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 20 November]

College ‘fees by the backdoor’ as registration fee guaranteed to rise – Hayes

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 29 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Students and parents are certain to be charged even more ‘fees by the backdoor’ as the college registration fee is now set to rise after college heads called for a hike today (Thursday), Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD, said. Deputy Hayes said that Batt O’Keeffe is fooling nobody by claiming that the registration fee is nothing to do with him and that the Minister is using students as ‘cash cows’ to generate cash for the under-funded third level sector …” (more)

[Fine Gael Blog, 29 October]

College Heads Did Not Want Fee Hike

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Brian Hayes has responded to Minister Batt O’Keeffe this evening by saying: ‘Will the Minister for Education finally confirm that, last year, the Universities’ Presidents did not look for increase in the registration fee? The presidents of the universities appeared in the Oireachtas Education Committee and stated that they did not look for a registration fee increase for the academic year 2009/2010. In the Budget, Batt O’Keeffe and his Government hiked it from €900 to €1500 …'” (more)

[Brian Hayes, Fine Gael Blog, 12 October]

Hayes calls O’Keeffe ‘clueless’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe’s interview on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland this morning makes it clear that he is ‘either clueless when it comes to third level funding and the registration fee or he is misleading all those in the area’ Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD has said. ‘It is astonishing that the Minister for Education would make such a claim. On Morning Ireland this morning, Batt O’Keeffe attempted to kick to touch the issue of registration fees saying it relates to student services. He then made the astounding claim that he cannot hike the fee …”’ (more)

[CorkPolitics.ie, 12 October]

Interview with Brian Hayes TD

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , on 22 July 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The following interview was conducted by Ferdinand von Prondzynski with Brian Hayes TD, Fine Gael front bench spokesperson on Education and Science, on July 20, 2009.
“FvP: I’d like to start with a question about ‘An Bord Snip Nua’. The report was published last week and there is quite a lot in it on higher education. At a general level, what is your impression on what it says about higher education? Do you think that the report gets it about right or do you have issues with it? …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 21 July]

Considering Fine Gael’s education policy

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 July 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Today this blog carries an interview with Brian Hayes TD, Fine Gael spokesperson on Education and Science. This is the first of a series of interviews with key figures in education and public life. The purpose of this series is to set out a range of views and principles held by key public figures, and to allow these to stimulate some debate. The interview with Brian Hayes is interesting, not least because he was very forthcoming with his views …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 21 July]