Archive for Mary Hanafin

Hanafin: FG policy puts Gaeilge in danger

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 21 February 2011 by Steve

“Minister Mary Hanafin has said the survival of the Irish language is in the balance if Fine Gael is given a mandate to implement its education policy. She said the party’s plans to stop making Irish a mandatory Leaving Cert subject would repeat the mistakes made in Britain when students opted to turn their back on languages …” (more)

[Conor Ryan, Irish Examiner, 21 February]

Photos and Report from NUIM Hanafin Protest

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

“The students’ union at NUI Maynooth staged a protest at the visit of the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Mary Hanafin, on Thursday 16 September. The Minister, a former graduate of the university, appeared at the opening ceremony of the new Íontas Humanities and Social Sciences building at the university …” (more)

[Edufactory, 23 September]

Hanafin dashes hopes of university status for WIT

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 21 September 2010 by Steve

“Hopes that Waterford Institute of Technology would be re-designated as University of the South East when the Hunt Report on third level education is published in the coming weeks faded further in recent days …” (more)

[Marion O’Mara, Waterford News and Star, 21 September]

Different Observations: Hanafin Snub

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

“Prior to today’s snub of Mary Hanafin at the opening of NUI Maynooth’s new Iontas building, we issued an open invitation for someone from each side of the snubbing debate to explain their argument …” (more)

[The Student Observer, 16 September]

Kildare Student’s Union To Protest At Opening Ceremony For New University Building

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

“A student’s union in Kildare are planning to protest at the opening ceremony of the new Humanities and Social Sciences building in NUI Maynooth which will be carried out by Minister Mary Hanafin later today …” (more)

[East Coast News, 16 September]

Hanafin to face protests at her former university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 September 2010 by Steve

“A guard of ‘dishonour’ will await Education Minister Mary Hanafin when she visits her alma mater this week. Furious students attending NUI Maynooth are planning to protest at her visit to the college on Thursday morning …” (more)

[Eimear Ni Bhraonain, Independent, 13 September]

Students set to snub Minister at opening of new NUI Maynooth building

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

“Students at NUI Maynooth are planning a ‘guard of dishonour’ for Government Minister, Mary Hanafin, when she visits the university this Thursday, 16 September. When the Minister arrives around 11:00 am, members of Maynooth Students’ Union plan to make a political point to Minister Mary Hanafin as she opens NUI Maynooth’s new Iontas building …” (more)

[Henry Bauress, Leinster Leader, 10 September]

Maynooth Students’ Union Snubs Hanafin Visit

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 8 September 2010 by Steve

“Maynooth Students’ Union has refused to attend the opening ceremony of a new Humanities and Social Sciences building in NUI Maynooth which is due to be opened by Minister Mary Hanafin on Thursday the 16th of September …” (more)

[Aengus Ó Maoláin, 8 September]

Education ministers’ globetrotting bill is €65,000 for two years

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 2 December 2009 by Steve

“More than €65,000 in foreign travel costs have been racked up by two ministers for education since the last general election, new figures reveal. The costs run up by current incumbent Batt O’Keeffe and his predecessor Mary Hanafin include over €15,000 on chauffeur hire and almost €3,000 on VIP airport lounges …” (more)

[Shane Phelan, Independent, 2 December]

Greens ‘still oppose’ return of college fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 11 February 2009 by Steve

“The Green Party last night insisted it remained opposed to any reintroduction of third-level fees, amid growing support around the cabinet table for the revenue-generating measure. Following confirmation from former Education Minister Mary Hanafin that third-level fees were now ‘firmly back on the agenda’, a spokesman for the Greens stressed that there was nothing in the Programme for Government about college fees. ‘The Green Party remains opposed to them … We will wait and see what comes. We will wait and see what he (Batt O’Keefe) has to say.’ …” (more)

[Independent, 11 February]