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Blog Archive | July 2017

Munster technological university would result in top honours

Posted on July 22, 2017

Opposition to the creation of technological universities has come from many quarters over recent years. The role of members of the Higher Education Authority is not to undermine stated government policy, as Seán Sherlock wrote in the Irish Examiner yesterday.

Back in March 2011, the programme for government agreed between the Labour Party and Fine Gael contained a commitment to examine the idea of a technological university split across multiple campuses in the South-East region.

This commitment was intended to clearly demonstrate a commitment to the South-East, but also reflected Labour’s view of how the higher education landscape could develop.

The idea of technological universities had emerged from the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030, published in January 2011.

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Restoring Trust and Confidence in an Garda Síochána

Posted on July 19, 2017

Brendan Howlin addressing the MacGill Summer School 2017 on the topic of restoring trust and confidence in an Garda Síochána.

Permanent link | Categories: JusticeBrendan Howlin

Stopping company directors from jumping ship - Ged Nash

Posted on July 19, 2017

The report from the Company Law Review Group takes over 150 pages to decide: “Yerra, ’twill do”.

In my report to Government two years ago on the sale and liquidation of Clerys, I wrote of the widespread public concern about the way Clerys was closed and how those whose livelihoods depended on the business were treated.

When a company becomes insolvent, then clearly not all creditors can be paid in full. Hence the vital importance of ensuring that there has been fair dealing with the company’s assets and that all property that should be available is used to pay off the company’s debts.

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Permanent link | Categories: Enterprise Trade & EmploymentGerald Nash

How small is the fiscal space? That’s Leo Varadkar’s big headache

Posted on July 05, 2017

In yesterday's Irish Examiner, Brendan Howlin wrote about why fiscal space will be a headache for Leo.

AS I write, harried officials in the Department of Finance are looking down the back of every sofa in Merrion Street.

The National Economic Dialogue (NED) took place over two days last week and the fiscal space isn’t nailed down. The new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, is talking about hidden fiscal space. That’s a far cry from the budget transparency we were promised.

After all, the NED is supposed to discuss what to do with the money available on budget day.

Forget Shane Ross and the judges. This is the real mess on the Taoiseach’s plate.

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24/7 cardiac care for the South East is urgently needed.

Posted on July 04, 2017

Today we attended the #OurLivesMatter rally outside the Dáil for quality, round the clock, cardiac care for the South East.

 

 

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