Archive for Eamon Gilmore

Labour slams graduate tax policy

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , on 19 February 2011 by Steve

“Labour has again rounded on Fine Gael policies claiming its proposed graduate tax would lead to a ‘brain drain’. As the final weekend of campaigning kicked off, the Labour youth wing said the levy will force struggling graduates abroad …” (more)

[Independent, 19 February]

Labour leader put to test as students have say on fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“He got pledges to be poked, but it was votes Eamon Gilmore was after yesterday. Facebook and fees – these were the topics on the agenda for the secondary-school students who ambushed the Labour leader at every turn in north Munster …” (more)

[Independent, 16 February]

Labour to honour Croke Park Agreement if in Govt

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has said his party will honour the Croke Park Agreement if in Government after the General Election …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 26 January]

The next Ministers for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs and Education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , on 2 January 2011 by Steve

“… Aodhán Ó Ríordáin would seem to me to be the best choice as Minister for Education and Skills but I don’t know if he would get it after just being elected to the Dáil. I suppose I could see Jan O’Sullivan in the job but I don’t know if she would be significantly more radical in terms of giving recognition to new gaelscoileanna. Would she have the bottle? …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 2 January]

Gilmore calls on Government to provide more college places

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 3 February 2010 by Steve

“Additional demand for college places can be met through the existing education budget and better co-operation between the academic institutions, the Taoiseach has told the Dáil. Brian Cowen said the colleges were working to do that through the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 3 February]