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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I will keep in touch with the Deputy in respect of PA hours, I wrote to him on the matter yesterday. Deputy O'Dowd is in an awkward position.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: It is okay. I will speak to Deputy Ó Murchú afterwards.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I agree with the Deputy's position in respect of workforce planning. There is good work going on. I have outlined my position. In March, we will ask the higher education sector what it can do, innovatively and otherwise. This is important. We have just had a mapping exercise in respect of veterinary medicine and a number of other professions. There is now a significant level of ambition...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I appreciate that.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Student Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Student Accommodation

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Student Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: 96. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to ensure students have access to affordable accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59753/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Student Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: It is a stark and unacceptable fact that even if a student is in receipt of the maximum SUSI grant of €6,115, he or she will not be able to afford student accommodation at UCD, where even the cheapest and supposedly most affordable rates range from €6,900 a year up to €10,745. What will the Minister do to ensure there is affordable accommodation at publicly funded...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Student Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I thank the Deputy for raising this issue. It has been a significant week in terms of changing the Government's policy on student accommodation. This week, I went to Government with a proposal that, for the first time, the State will use taxpayers' money to help to build publicly owned college accommodation. I have stated in the House previously that we have been too reliant on the private...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Student Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: Government funding for student accommodation is welcome but the devil is in the detail. Will it be genuinely affordable? How much of this new accommodation will there be? It is only the accommodation built with the money the State will put in that will be supposedly affordable. The rest will be unaffordable. Is the Minister aware, for example, that, every year, UCD imposes the maximum...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Student Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: There are two parts to this, as the Deputy may have heard me say earlier. There is a supply issue. To take Maynooth University as an example, based on the figures I have in my head, for every one student who got a student accommodation bed on campus, there were six others who sought one. There was a demand this year for student accommodation, at current rates, that could not be met. We...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I thank the Deputy for the question. He is aware of the short-term benefits, introduced in the budget in terms of one-off payments or increases to the stipend baseline, so I will not waste time on that. I accept we need to do more. We need to retain talent in Ireland and we need to attract talent to Ireland. I have engaged with many PhD students and postgraduate students, and as recently...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Paul Murphy: The issue of treating PhD students as workers is the central issue because what flows from it is that, if we recognise them as employees, then they have to be paid at least the minimum wage. They are workers in terms of the research work they do but also, in very many cases, in the context of the unpaid work the do in delivering tutorials, demonstrations, correcting assignments and exams,...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: The status issue that the Deputy has outlined will be considered. It is an explicit term of the terms of reference. What I would also flag to the Deputy, as I flagged earlier, is that in this House we will have an opportunity in 2023 to pass a research Bill. The Government has committed to bringing forward a stand-alone national research Bill in 2023. This will be the Bill to give effect...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Paul Murphy: Ireland compares badly with its EU peers in terms of how PhD workers are treated. I listed the kind of stipends at the high end and, obviously, there are many on less than that, but the EU average for a PhD pay is €32,100, and pay in Nordic countries starts at about €50,000 and progresses to €55,000 on a fixed-term four-year contract. Separate from the issue of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Rose Conway-Walsh: It is never too late to do the right thing. I very much welcome the review and the legislation that the Minister is proposing around this and I hope it will fix what has been broken for a long time, in particular on an individual level in terms of pushing PhD researchers into poverty. I have met so many PhD researchers over the last couple of years. They are the most modest, frugal people...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I always welcome others working with me. This legislation will have to go through pre-legislative scrutiny. It is the Government’s intention to publish legislation early in 2023 and then, to be truthful, we will be in the hands of the joint committee in terms of pre-legislative scrutiny. That pre-legislative scrutiny will be very important. Ministers often ask for it to be waived...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Disability Services

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: 95. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will detail the work that is currently being undertaken by his Department in respect of workforce planning and the future training of students in the area of disability services, particularly occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and child psychologists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59172/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I ask the Minister to detail the work that is currently being undertaken by his Department in respect of workforce planning and the future training of students in the area of disability services, particularly occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and child psychologists. I could probably have used the term "etc." at the end of that sentence. We have had discussions in this...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I thank the Deputy for raising this question and we had some engagement on it previously. When I look at the whole area of health and social care, there are 26 professions that I have come across so far in terms of the breadth of courses and professions that need to be addressed. We have to ensure there is an appropriate pipeline of suitably qualified professionals in disciplines required...

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