Delays in student grants criticised

Ireland“The Union of Students has said it is extremely concerned about delays in paying maintenance grants to third-level students. The Union said delays in allocating funds to local authorities are caused by the Government’s failure to reform the grants system as part of the Student Support Bill. USI President Peter Mannion said there has been a 30% increase in the number of students applying for maintenance grants this year …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 8 September]

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