O’Keeffe seeks to ease fears on third level fees

Ireland“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe has moved to ease middle class concerns about his plans for third level fees. He said his forthcoming proposals will not have a ‘dramatic effect’ on the overall standard of living among ordinary families. The Minister’s proposals on the fees have been delayed on several occasions; they are now unlikely to be published until after the European and local elections and the two byelections on June 5th. Yesterday, Mr O’Keeffe said he had no intention of targeting middle-income families in his proposals. He said his fee package was being revised in light of the supplementary budget and the extra burden this placed on families …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 7 May]

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