Archive for Fianna Fail

Ógra FF secretary quits in anti-gay row

Posted in Life with tags , , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“The Ógra Fianna Fáil branch secretary in Micheál Martin’s own constituency has left the party and joined David Norris’s presidential election bid over the ‘bigoted’ anti-gay opinions of an ex-colleague …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 14 March]

Teachers lack ‘requisite skills’, says Coughlan

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 18 February 2011 by Steve

“Teachers entering the classroom lack the ‘requisite skills’ to boost literacy and numeracy standards, Minister for Education Mary Coughlan has said …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 18 February]

Teachers’ groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Fianna Fail has announced that it would like to increase the length of training time for both primary and secondary school teachers …” (more)

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Coughlan rules out ‘graduate tax’ under Fianna Fáil

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“The outgoing Education Minister Mary Coughlan is ruling out the introduction of a ‘graduate tax’ if Fianna Fáil is returned to power …” (more)

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Party time: Fianna Fáil

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 February 2011 by Steve

“In the run-up to the Irish general election I propose to look a little at some of the party manifestos, and in particular at what they have to say about higher education. The first one to be considered is the manifesto of Fianna Fáil …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 11 February]

Labour refuses to rule out 30,000 Public Sector Job Cuts – Fleming

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 4 February 2011 by Steve

“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Sector Reform, Laois TD Seán Fleming has said that Labour’s Brendan Howlin has refused to rule out 30,000 public sector job cuts if his party enters a coalition government with Fine Gael …” (more)

[Sean Fleming, Fianna Fáil, 4 February]

Fianna Fáil ‘spin doctor’ appointed to College Board

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

“Jackie Gallagher, senior adviser to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern for almost a decade and director of Q4 Public Relations firm, has been appointed to the Board of Trinity College by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan, following consultation with Provost John Hegarty …” (more)

[Rónán Burtenshaw, University Times, 14 December]