Archive for Deirdre Clune

Changes in R&D Policy will stimulate growth amongst entrepreneurs and smaller businesses

Posted in research with tags , on 11 February 2011 by Steve

“Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael’s Spokesperson on Research and Innovation yesterday (Thursday February 10) visited the UCC IGNITE Graduate Business Programme. The new centre which recently opened offers graduates of any 3rd level institution the opportunity to turn innovative ideas into new products and services …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 11 February]

Frontline teachers must be supported if Ireland’s underperforming maths education is to improve

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 18 December 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Innovation Spokesperson Deirdre Clune TD has called on Education Minister Mary Coughlan TD to address Ireland’s underperforming standards in maths education …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 17 December]

Only 713 Higher Education Grants awarded in Cork out of 5,926 applications

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Cork Fine Gael TD Deirdre Clune has highlighted that more than two months into the college year of 5,926 applications in Cork for Higher Education Grants only 713 have been awarded …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 26 November]

A smart economy doesn’t export its talent

Posted in Life with tags , , , , on 21 October 2010 by Steve

“The current unemployment crisis among people who have recently graduated means that emigration once again haunts the dreams of people across Ireland. As a nation we run the risk of being the victim of a brain drain …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 21 October]

100,000 unemployed graduates – 2,000 Govt training places

Posted in Life with tags , , on 18 October 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Innovation & Research Spokesperson Deirdre Clune TD has challenged Enterprise Minister Batt O’Keeffe TD to ‘ramp up’ the Government’s initiatives to tackle graduate unemployment …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 18 October]

Bonus Points for Leaving Cert Maths – Priority Question to Minister for Education

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 4 October 2010 by Steve

“My Priority Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Education & Skills was: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the steps she has taken to introduce a system for the awarding of CAO bonus points for Leaving Certificate maths by 2012 …” (more, video clip)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 4 October]

Coughlan must act on maths

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 20 September 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Innovation and Research spokesperson Deirdre Clune has welcomed UCD’s decision to introduce bonus points for Leaving Cert Higher Level Maths …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 20 September]