A tutorial on the fees debate

Ireland“It looks increasingly likely the Government will introduce a student-loan system. How would this work, and how have similar schemes worked in other countries? Last September, I conducted a long interview with the Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe. At the time, ‘Batt’, as everybody calls him, was just getting his feet under the desk at the Department of Education. But the new kid in town was already coming to terms with some of the old, familiar problems – including the funding crisis facing the third-level sector …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 July]

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