31st Oct 2014

Third-level fees to rise to €3,000 in public institutions

Third-level fees at Ireland’s public Universities and Institutes of Technology are back on the agenda following a conference and Budget 2014 this month.

Higher student fees were raised at a recent major conference on the “growing crisis” of funding of third-level education in Ireland.

Former education minister Ruairi Quinn introduced a regime that has increased the student contribution by €250 a year since 2011. After the final phase, next September, the charge will be €3,000.

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