Third level dismay at Greens’ fees coup

Ireland“College students and their parents might be relieved that the negotiations on the new programme for government has resulted in the removal of third-level fees from the immediate agenda. But the implications of the Green Party’s insistence that the issue be ‘parked’ will not only affect government coffers and third level institutions’ funding issues, but also the standard of education students receive. And with more cuts to funding expected in the December 9 budget, the situation is looking bleak for third-level …” (more)

[Martha Kearns, Sunday Business Post, 18 October]

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