‘This is just the tipping point’: The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The cost for students to rent on campus in Irish universities has almost doubled over the past decade, with protests held earlier this week at UCD against further planned increases. The university plans to increase rents by the maximum amount allowed, 4%, in each of the next three years …” (more)

[Sean Murray, TheJournal.ie, 23 February]

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Graduates without a vote

Posted in Governance and administration on February 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sir – Changes to the Constitution which governments initiate seem costly exercises in throwing shapes; they’re often not implemented. But now that the Senate elections are nearly upon us, there’s an opportunity to make them take remedial action. In 1979, we passed (92% for) a referendum …” (more)

[John Colgan, Independent, 23 February]

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