Third-level fees – Reality can be bitter

Ireland“Like so very many others Environment Minister and Green Party leader John Gormley seems to have to adjust his aspirations to match our new reality. Just two years ago his party’s education policies were central to its 2007 election manifesto and included the pledge that it would not support third-level fees. This was reiterated at its conference just two months ago. However, Mr Gormley must face imminent proposals from Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe to re-impose some sort of fee. Whether this is realpolitik or a capitulation is subjective …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 1 June]

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