College fees ‘won’t affect less well-off’

Ireland“The Government’s third-level fees proposals have been ‘family proofed’ to ensure less well-off parents who cannot afford to pay will not be affected, Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe announced yesterday. A report on the various fees options will be circulated to ministers next week for their ‘observations’ before the Cabinet meets in July or September to make a final decision. Cabinet meetings are not held in the month of August …” (more)

[Aine Kerr, Independent, 2 July]

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