Third-level fees may be delayed by government

Ireland“Questions surround education minister Batt O’Keeffe’s plans to re-introduce third-level fees following both government parties’ drubbing in the local and European elections. While O’Keeffe is under pressure to bring the issue to cabinet before the summer break to allow for the introduction of fees for the 2010/2011 academic year, there is some speculation that the issue may form part of the review of the programme for government between Fianna Fáil and the Greens. This review will not be completed until the autumn …” (more)

[Shane Coleman, Sunday Tribune, 14 June]

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