Friday 15 December 2017

John Drennan: Student registration fees to rise for four years in row

JOHN DRENNAN

Labour TDs were told at a private briefing by Ruairi Quinn last week that they face four years of increases in student registration fees.

And as excessive spending by Ireland's previously cosseted third-level institutions comes under scrutiny on three fronts, many professors may even have to spend more time in the lecture halls as a series of cuts demanded by the troika bite ever more deeply.

But the Sunday Independent has learnt that when it comes to registration fees for third-level education, TDs were told to expect increases "in the region of €500 in 2012 and 2013 and further increases in the subsequent two years''.

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