Batt’s the way to stage a fees protest

Ireland“Students staged a protest outside the Dail yesterday against the proposed loan system which Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe is considering. A number of options were reported to Cabinet yesterday by Mr O’Keeffe for the re-introduction of college fees. Under the option preferred by Mr O’Keeffe, students would receive a loan from a state agency to cover the cost of college, which they would then pay back over a fixed time frame, once their income reached a certain threshold …” (more)

[Herald, 9 July]

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