Move to increase registration charges criticised

“Cabinet discussions on the possible return of third-level fees are continuing, despite moves to increase student registration charges. The Irish Times reported yesterday that the Government has decided on a dramatic increase in the student registration charge; the maximum charge at present is €980. Education sources say Cabinet consideration of the wider issue of third-level tuition fees is also continuing. Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe – who strongly supports third-level fees for the better off – is examining a report from the Higher Education Authority which gives detailed projections on the revenue which the return of charges would generate …” (more)

[Seán Flynn and Steven Carroll, Irish Times, 7 October]

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