FG proposes PRSI scheme for colleges

Ireland“Fine Gael has proposed a new graduate PRSI scheme to cover the cost of education. The scheme would see graduates contribute 30% of the cost of their third level education after graduation over a maximum of ten years. Fine Gael education spokesperson Brian Hayes says registration fees are a barrier to education and should also be abolished. The party says the proposals would raise €500m per year when fully operational. A deferred graduate contribution scheme is something that the party hopes to reach an agreement on with Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 18 March]

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