Archive for Enda Kenny

Enda speaks

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

“Enda Kenny has described as ‘preposterous’ Labour’s plans for 3rd level funding saying it would lead to ‘exorbitant, higher taxes’ #ge11” (tweet)

[RTÉ Election, Twitter, 19 February]

Kenny under fire for language policy

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny came under heavy pressure over his party’s controversial Irish-language policy in the first three-way debate of the election campaign on TG4 last night …” (more)

[Paul O’Brien, Irish Examiner, 17 February]

Kenny: ‘I can’t pull a University out of thin air’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 17 September 2010 by Steve

“No waters have been muddied regarding Fine Gael’s commitment to delivering a University of the South East in Waterford according to an adamant Enda Kenny …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 17 September]

Report sounds death knell of WIT university status bid

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 September 2010 by Steve

“Despite reassurances from Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny that university status for Waterford Institute of Technology remains a priority for the party, it would seem the move will not be supported in a new report by a higher education strategy group …” (more)

[Mary Ellen Breen, Waterford News and Star, 14 September]

Kenny faces university challenge

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 September 2010 by Steve

“Enda Kenny has been pressed by one of his own councillors to ‘publicly confirm unequivocally that we will make WIT a University if elected to Government’. Tramore Town Councillor Tom Raine, a WIT student, says he ‘remains uncertain’ as to whether his party is committed to University status for WIT, and has asked Mr Kenny to quash his lingering doubts …” (more)

[Munster Express, 10 September]

University debate hots up on Facebook as Raine asks Kenny to clarify policy

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 August 2010 by Steve

“A clear and unequivocal statement on how a Fine Gael led Government would elevate Waterford Institute of technology to a university will be sought from Enda Kenny when he visits the city in three weeks time …” (more)

[Marion O’Mara, Waterford News and Star, 17 August]

Fine Gael pledges change in law to fast track WIT to university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 27 July 2010 by Steve

“Under mounting pressure to clear up confusion over Fine Gael’s policy in relation to Waterford Institute of Technology’s quest for university status, the party’s leader yesterday pledged to change the law in order to fast track WIT to University of the South East …” (more)

[Marion O’Mara, Waterford News and Star, 27 July]

FG Propose New Graduate PRSI Contribution Scheme & Rules Out Return of 3rd Level Fees – Kenny

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 18 March 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Fine Gael today ruled out the introduction of 3rd Level College fees and said that a new Graduate PRSI contribution scheme would raise in the region of €500m per year for the 3rd level sector. The new scheme proposed by Fine Gael would allow for the abolition of college registration fees and see new entrants to college, after graduation, make a contribution through the PRSI system to the value of 30% of the cost of their college education. These funds would be ring fenced for the 3rd level sector. Speaking at the launch of the Green Paper The Third Way prepared by the Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD, the Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny TD said: ‘The future prosperity of this country depends on getting higher education right. As these proposals show, Fine Gael is determined to reform the higher education sector and reposition our Universities and Institutes to become world leaders in education. Delivering quality higher level education cannot be left to chance. …’ …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 18 March]