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Invest in education and reap the return

Published 17/11/2012 | 17:00

ONE of the tragedies of our age is that we are often educating our brightest and best for export to other countries which will benefit from their talents and skills.

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That sad fact must be uppermost in the minds of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn and his senior officials when they consider a new report which recommends that high-earning graduates pay back some of their education costs in the future.

The scheme is the brainchild of the think-tank, the Economic and Social Research Institute, and they argue that such systems already operate successfully in other countries.

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