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]