Archive for Mary Coughlan

Union dismissive as FF outlines student nurse pay review plan

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

“Fianna Fáil has said the overall nursing budget will have to be reduced even if some form of payment is to be retained for student nurses during their placement period in hospitals …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 19 February]

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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]

Coughlan’s major U-turn as nurse row gets political

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

“Student nurses have been called on to snub politicians who don’t support reversing their pay cuts. Up to 3,000 student nurses and midwives took part in a march and rally in Dublin in protest at Government plans to phase out payments for work placements …” (more)

[Cormac Murphy, Herald, 17 February]

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)

[BreakingNews.ie, 17 February]

Nursing Union to continue fight against Govt plans despite Coughlan commitment

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

“The Irish Nursing and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has vowed to keep up the pressure on the government despite a commitment from Tanaiste Mary Coughlan to review the decision …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 12 February]

Nurses’ union to keep up fight despite review

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 February 2011 by Steve

“Union officials last night vowed to continue their campaign against plans to axe student nurses’ pay – despite a pledge by Tanaiste Mary Coughlan to review the decision …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 12 February]

Government climbs down over payments to student nurses

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 February 2011 by Steve

“The Government has relented on its decision to totally abolish payments to student nurses. Tánaiste and Health Minister Mary Coughlan said her department would review the reason for the decision and has promised to retain some level of payment for student nurses …” (more)

[Evelyn Ring, Irish Examiner, 12 February]