Coalition deal may not stop hike in college registration fee

Ireland“Fianna Fail and the Green Party admitted last night their new coalition deal does not cover a further substantial rise in college registration charges. And Taoiseach Brian Cowen failed to give any guarantee water charges wouldn’t come in before a metering system was introduced. Fine Gael said the measures announced in the new Programme for Government would result in €2.5bn in extra taxes …” (more)

[Fionnan Sheahan, Independent, 14 October]

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