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Clare asked for clarification from the Minister for Education about enrollment fees at non fee paying schools. You can watch the Minister’s reply on the link below:
Clare Daly TD has denounced the government and Labour Minister Ruairi Quinn’s failure to remove the cap on special needs staff for schools in the coming year. The move would essentially mean a 10% cut to services for children with Down syndrome, autism, visual, hearing and other disabilities.
End of Academic year brings more anxiety for Students facing uncertain future in Third Level Education.
By a DCU student.
As the academic year comes to a close and exam season is upon us many students will be wondering if they can afford to return next September? With assignments such as reports, essays and examination preparation looming over student’s minds as end of year deadlines are coming ever nearer. Irish student’s minds are in a limbo cycle combatting academic pressures with part time jobs in order to sustain themselves. Recent statistics from college newspapers highlight how an increasing number of students are forced to find employment resulting in them missing lectures, labs and tutorials. This places many students at crossroads, should I work to pay my fees or try to pass my exams.
Remembering back to 2011 and the Labour Party Manifesto, there is one particularly interesting paragraph on page 60 outlining the party’s position on access to third level education. It reads, “Labour abolished third-level fees in 1995 and we are opposed to their re-introduction. We refuse to go back to the days when only the relatively wealthy could count on going to third level, or when a family could only afford to send one of their children to college”.