O’Keeffe personally backs the return of college fees

“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe has told The Irish Times he personally backs the return of college fees in some form. He has confirmed his department is preparing a series of reports on fees which should be ready for Government within about six months. The Minister pointed to a Bank Of Ireland wealth survey which found there were 33,000 millionaires in the Republic. He asked: “Why should we the taxpayer fund the people who could well afford to pay themselves?”” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 10 September]

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