Education is not a luxury: it is a great gift

“There was a time in Ireland, before the inelegant and oxymoronic term ‘free fees’ was ever heard of, when the only way you got to university was if your parents paid your fees, or you worked for enough years to earn your fees and then registered as a mature student. Before that, the only reason you got even to secondary school was because your parents could afford the fee …” (more)

[Emer O’Kelly, Independent, 25 April]

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