Return of third level fees inevitable: Gay Byrne

“Veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne has said that it is inevitable that university fees will have to come back because the majority of Irish universities are now ‘insolvent’. Mr Byrne, a member of the board of trustees on Dublin City University’s (DCU) Educational Trust, said that a number of Ireland’s leading universities are now having serious cash flow problems. The renowned host was speaking after Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe signalled the return of third-level fees as the Government tries to fill a gaping hole in its budget …” (more)

[Niamh Horan, Independent, 1 March]

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