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Floating Voter: Sinn Fein promises free education worth €70,000 for every child

Published 14/02/2011 | 05:00

SINN Fein last night claimed the cost of educating a child from junior infants through to college now stands at around €70,000.

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The party said it would guarantee free education for every child for life, including at third level, if elected to government.

And it again claimed that a new 48pc tax rate on salaries over €100,000 would cover the costs of ensuring education was free.

The party's education spokesman, Aengus O Snodaigh, said free education in Ireland was a "myth".

"The cost of education has increased exponentially year-on-year, with experts indicating the cost of educating a child from junior infants through to third level to be in and around €70,000," he said.

Irish Independent

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