Archive for Green Party

Politics student hoping to make her mark

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 20 February 2011 by Steve

“Multi-tasker Darcy Lonergan is pursuing a novel strategy for completing the field research component of her two college theses. The 21-year-old politics student is contesting the general election for the Green Party in Cavan-Monaghan …” (more)

[Aine Kerr, Independent, 19 February]

Investing in education key to recovery – Gogarty

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

“The Green Party has said investing in education is key to our economic recovery. Green Party Education spokesperson Paul Gogarty said: ‘We have always prioritised education, and during our time in government we worked to ensure that funding for education was protected to the greatest extent possible …'” (more)

[Green Party, 19 February]

Programme 83, Education Spokespersons

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

“In this programme Barry spoke to education spokespersons from three of the main political parties: Fergus O’Dowd of Fine Gael, Paul Gogarty of the Green Party and Ruairí Quinn of the Labour Party. They were all attending the special delegate conference organised by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. Spokespersons from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin were invited to be on the programme but to no avail.” (podcast)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 17 February]

Insult added to injury – Gormley happy that education escapes cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 24 November 2010 by Steve

“Gormley has made a statement about education: he’s delighted that no cuts were made to education …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 24 November]

Greens happy education escapes cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 24 November 2010 by Steve

“Environment Minister John Gormley has joined the Taoiseach and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan to unveil Ireland’s swingeing spending cuts, despite leading calls for a general election date to be set in January …” (more)

[Independent, 24 November]

A Green electoral agenda?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 22 November 2010 by Steve

“… As the Greens have made their opposition to higher education tuition fees such a key issue since the revised programme for government last year we can probably expect to see this feature as a priority in their election strategy …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 22 November]

Green who often sees red

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 November 2010 by Steve

Profile: Paul Gogarty, Green Party spokesman on Education: Likened to a demanding teenager, Gogarty is an outspoken TD for Dublin Midwest who has been criticised for having more influence than is his due, but supporters find him refreshingly honest for a politician …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 16 November]

Paul Gogarty TD issues statement on education

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Last year after delivering what was then considered to be the mother of all budgets, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan told the nation that the worst was over. We had turned a corner …” (more)

[Green Party, 11 November]

Greens admit battle to prevent registration fee hike is lost

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“The Green Party has admitted it has lost its bid to protect students from hikes in registration fees, but said any increases should not take the charge beyond €2,000 a year …” (more)

[Conor Ryan, Irish Examiner, 12 November]

No severe education cuts – Ryan

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“Green Party Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has said he is ‘confident’ the budget will not contain severe education cuts. Mr Ryan indicated that Fianna Fáil shared the Greens’ view that the education sector should be protected in as far as was possible …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 12 November]

Government to raise student registration fee by up to €800

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

“The Government has abandoned plans to double the student registration fee. Instead, students face an increase of €500-€800, bringing total charges to just over €2,000 …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 November]

Education cuts plan ‘threatens 2,000 jobs’

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

“The Government is considering drastic cuts in education which could see the loss of up to 2,000 jobs, the Irish Independent has learned …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 11 November]

Paul Gogarty TD labels Dept of Finance protesters as ‘muppets’, supports Gardai

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 7 November 2010 by Steve

“On Twitter, Green Party TD Paul Gogarty has branded those involved in the protest outside the Department of Finance as ‘muppets’, while supporting the actions of the Gardai …” (more)

[Edufactory Ireland, 6 November]

Greens to draw Reg Fee lines at €2,500

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“The Green Party are to agree to raising the third-level registration fee to a maximum of €2,500, forcing a compromise from Fianna Fáil, it is reported this morning …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 2 November]

Greens set to support fees of up to €2,500

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“Negotiations on the scale of the new student fees are continuing between Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. The Greens appear ready to back fees and/or charges of up to €2,500, representing an increase of €1,000 on the student registration charge. Fianna Fáil Ministers are pushing for total charges of €3,000 …” (more)

[Seán Flynn and Harry McGee, Irish Times, 2 November]

Higher education principles and values

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“Back in Ireland, amidst all the noise created by speculation about possible student registration charge hikes, or their replacement by something different, it would be easy to forget why we are concerned about higher education at all …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 2 November]

Education Cuts – Did Gogarty threaten that Greens will walk?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“I wasn’t paying attention to TV3 News at 5.30 today when Gogarty was being interviewed by, I think, Ursula. I thought I heard GoGo say ‘Ursula, read my lips, if the education cuts …….., we will walk’ …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 1 November]

Gogarty criticises ‘slash-and-burn’ education cuts

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“A Green party TD has said he ‘simply won’t stand for’ massive cuts to education or the effective re-introduction of college fees ‘by stealth’ …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 November]

Boyle: No talks yet about student fees hike

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Green Party chairman Dan Boyle today said there has been no discussion yet about how much student registration fees will increase in the Budget …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 November]

Planned cuts in education spark cabinet tensions

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“Relations between the two government parties are coming under strain over a proposed €400 million in spending cuts targeting the education sector. The scale of the cuts planned for education is expected to result in a roll-back of pledges that were secured during negotiations between the Greens and Fianna Fáil on the renewed Programme for Government last year …” (more)

[Niamh Connolly, Sunday Business Post, 31 October]