Funding of third-level education

Ireland“Madam, – It is with regret, but no surprise, that I heard the Minister of Education had submitted ‘observations’ on third-level funding to his Cabinet colleagues with the possible re-introduction of fees. The media has presented the re-introduction of fees as a fait accompli as early as last summer. Third-level institutions appear to welcome such suggestions, citing that they urgently require extra funding. I would suggest they are being foolishly short- sighted …” (more)

[DM McDonagh, Irish Times, 20 August]

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