The abolition of fees for third level was a regressive step

Ireland“Right now we are looking at a serious underfunding of third- level colleges – a shortfall in the region of €1 billion. This figure, provided by a new Royal Irish Academy advice paper, Future Funding of Higher Education in Ireland, chaired by John Hegarty, must focus the mind and the Government on the risks facing our third-level institutions and their global ranking …” (more)

[Sean Melly, Irish Times, 19 April]

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