Archive for Fidelma Healy Eames

Grant time delays still putting pressure on cash-strapped students, says Healy Eames

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“Substantial time delays in the processing of student grants and other funds are continuing to cause huge difficulties and undue stress for students in Galway and across the country, according to Fine Gael Seanad Education spokesperson, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames …” (more)

[Martina Nee, Galway Advertiser, 13 January]

Senator slams retired teachers returning while graduates are ‘on dole’

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

“Fine Gael Seanad education spokesperson Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has slammed schools which employ retired teachers to provide substitute cover when hundreds of newly qualified teachers are jobless …” (more)

[Mary O’Connor, Galway Advertiser, 21 October]

Healy Eames questions maths/science college places after steep points rise

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

“Fine Gael Seanad Education Spokesperson Fidelma Healy-Eames has questioned whether the number of college places for science and maths subjects has fallen, following steep rises in points for these subjects …” (more)

[Trevor Quinn, Galway Advertiser, 26 August]

10% failure in pass maths a national embarrassment – Healy Eames

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 25 August 2010 by Steve

“The way maths is taught in primary and secondary schools needs to be urgently addressed, according to Fine Gael Seanad Education Spokesperson Fidelma Healy Eames. The Galway senator has expressed concern at the high number of Leaving Certificate students who are failing maths at higher and ordinary level …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 25 August]

10% failure in pass maths a source of national embarrassment – Healy Eames

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 18 August 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Seanad Education Spokesperson, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, today (Wednesday) said the issues surrounding the number of Leaving Cert students who are failing, not just honours but pass maths in their Leaving Cert exam has to be tackled much earlier if we are to turn around the number of students who are performing so poorly in the subject …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 18 August]

Call for third level funding debate

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 30 June 2010 by Steve

“A Galway Senator has called for a debate on the future funding and provision of third level education. Fine Gael Seanad Education Spokesperson Fidelma Healy Eames has said that debate is needed in light of the fact that the return of student tuition fees is set to be endorsed by the Hunt Report on higher education in the autumn …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 30 June]

Our children turned off Maths due to poor teaching – Healy Eames

Posted in teaching with tags , on 17 February 2010 by Steve

“Galway ideally placed to provide link between classroom and industry practice to improve Maths and Science teaching. Speaking today in the Seanad, Fine Gael Seanad Education Spokesperson, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, said the issues relating to the poor uptake of maths and science subjects must be addressed if our economy is to thrive into the future …” (more)

[Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, 17 February]

Increased third level applications will put strain on NUI Galway’s resources – Healy Eames

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 February 2010 by Steve

“In the Department of Education’s Statements on CAO Applications and College Places to the Seanad on February 10th 2010 last, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames drew attention to the challenges and problems facing the education system and educators in Ireland at present, including the funding of third level education, the threat of a cap in third level places, and the moratorium on recruitment of teachers …” (more)

[Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, 11 February]

NUI Galway operating at capacity on some courses; increase in places urgently required – Healy Eames

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 February 2010 by Steve

“In the Department of Education’s Statement to the Seanad on CAO Applications and College Places, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames sought a commitment from the Minister of State at the Department of Education, Deputy Sean Haughey, to increase third level places in areas of high demand where students are looking for study opportunities …” (more)

[Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, 11 February]

Government paying €450,000 for inaccurate on-line history lessons

Posted in teaching with tags , on 4 February 2010 by Steve

“The Government is paying out €450,000 a year to Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book for schools to access online material which contains farcical inaccuracies about the Irish Civil War, according to Fine Gael Seanad Education Spokesperson, Fidelma Healy Eames. The Galway senator said this week that it was ‘beyond comprehension’ that teaching material would document one of Ireland’s most critical periods in history in such an inaccurate way …” (more)

[Martina Nee, Galway Advertiser, 2 February]