Student grants system needs reform now

Ireland“The failure of the Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe TD, to introduce a single piece of legislation in the Dáíl since he became Minister for Education and Science in June 2008 is evidence of how poor a job he is doing. The Student Support Bill 2008, for example, has been on hold since the Minister took over the Education portfolio. Yet as another academic year begins at third level, we are seeing the same old problems with students getting their grants …” (more)

[Ruairi Quinn TD, Labour Party Blog, 23 September]

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