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Poll: Should college grants be cut in the Budget?

There is speculation that the college grants could be cut in October’s Budget as part of saving €100m in the Education Department.

THERE IS SPECULATION this morning that Education Minister Ruairí Quinn could cut college grants in the upcoming budget as a total of €100 million needs to be cut from the education budget next year.

The Irish Independent says it believes the Education Minister is considering the cut to the grant, which is paid to around 100,000 students every year. The cut would be on top of a planned rise in college registration fees over the next three years.

Today we ask: Should college grants be cut in the Budget?

Poll Results:

No (3739)
I don't know (2506)
Yes (887)

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