Keaveney, Cecilia

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 205 Nbr. 9


Order of Business

I note the historic event where the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement met today with the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee from Westminster. It is a first ...More Button

I ask the Leader to facilitate a debate and information session on the switch-off of the analogue service for television on the island of Ireland when we will go digital in 2012. My information is...More Button

Some experts believe price increases are the only way to deal with the problem.More Button

Third Level Charges

I thank the Cathaoirleach for allowing me to raise this issue and thank the Minister of State for attending to respond to it. I have asked for the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Sk...More Button

I know we have this debate every year and understand it is not strictly the Department of Education and Skills that has control over the situation. That said, we need strong negotiations between t...More Button

I would like clarification of the current situation. I am aware some county councils are issuing student grants in batches and that while grants for some students have been processed, the next bat...More Button

I urge the Minister of State to ensure the Department encourages the grant awarding bodies to participate in career days in schools.More Button

There are career days in many schools but few of them invite the grant-awarding bodies to explain the cost of going to college. It should not scare students off but prepare them for it. One counc...More Button

Could a central body send information to all final year students on how this operates? Very often, students concentrate on getting the course they want, only to discover when they start college th...More Button

I am aware Committee Stage of the Student Services Bill will be taken this month and it will streamline some of the issues I raised. Students in receipt of means-tested third level grants do not h...More Button