Sutherland urges ‘Tallaght strategy’ for college fees issue

“Politicians should adopt a ‘Tallaght strategy’ approach to the introduction of third-level fees, former EU commissioner and attorney general Peter Sutherland has said. Re-election concerns should be placed to one side to bring about radical, if unpopular, change – similar to Fine Gael’s support of the economic policies of Fianna Fáil’s minority government from 1987 to 1989, he said. ‘Because of our history, we need a non-party political approach to dealing with the fees questions – a type of Tallaght strategy.’ Mr Sutherland was delivering the inaugural Erasmus lecture, organised by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), at Dublin’s City Hall yesterday evening …” (more)

[Mary Minhan, Irish Times, 18 October]

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