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# Fees

Last year
Childcare fees will fall for the vast majority of parents under 'big' Budget package
A report by
Christina Finn
Childcare providers have warned of further closures due to a delay in a funding scheme.
Tánaiste says freezing childcare fees 'is not enough'.
Parents are paying out nearly €800 per month per child for childcare.
Childcare providers warn of closures due to funding delay.
Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget
# Fees
Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan
Fees for graduate entry medicine (GEM) students are now set at €16,290 per year for Irish students.
# Fees
Registration fees for Ukrainian teachers 'under review', Teaching Council says
Labour’s education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says there is an urgent need for language support for Ukrainian children.
All time
# Childcare
State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister
A €75 million funding package has been announced.
# Airport Charges
Proposal to reduce Dublin Airport airline charges heavily criticised by DAA
The Commission for Aviation Regulation has said charges for passengers should fall over the coming years.
# Unemployment
Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme
How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.
# Social Welfare
Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice
Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.
# ba journalism
NUI Galway repays students fees after complaints about course
The Students’ Union described the situation as “appalling”.
# College
Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees
People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families.
# Fees
HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals
The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.
# take back trinity
'We are not cash cows': Hundreds of Trinity students rally through the campus over resit exam fees
A group of up to 40 students had been occupying the college’s dining hall over the past few days.
# take back trinity
Trinity provost says university will 'seriously consider' alternatives to resit exam fees after student protest
Earlier, security was called to the dining hall after students took it over and refused to leave.
# trinity
Students' exam fee protest shuts down access to Book of Kells
Trinity students have released a list of demands.
# Outrage
'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis
The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.
# Tuition Fees
Ireland has the second highest third-level fees in Europe
The report from the European Commission looks the costs and supports associated with higher education in 42 European countries.
# Early Years
Cost of childcare increases for first time in five years
The early years sector profile of each county is broken down in the Pobal report.
# Education
Poll: Do you agree with a loan system for students to pay fees?
Students are worried that a new loan system would be unsustainable and lead to higher fees.
# waste fees
Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.
# permanent jump
Quarterly charges jump from €3.18 to €18 for some Permanent TSB customers
The bank says these charges bring Permanent TSB in line with competitors.
# Protest
"We cannot take this anymore" - Thousands of students take to the streets of Dublin
Students are objecting to any consideration of the introduction of a student loan scheme in Ireland.
# Budget 2017
Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package
It’s understood the department will be calling for all childcare services and creches to be transparent and publish the cost of their fees.
# Pay Up
Spanish airline 'charged people €60 for a job interview'
Air Europa Express began operating on Monday.
# Your Say
Poll: Is 'study now, pay later' a good idea for third level fees?
The option is the frontrunner in the ideas being considered for a change to the system.
# Lloyds
Ireland's largest pharmacy group investigated by HSE over 'irregularities' in fee claims
The allegations were raised by a whistleblower.
Why should part-time students have to pay fees that full-timers do not?
Nearly 25,000 part-time college students are currently paying fees full-time students are exempt from. It isn’t fair and it doesn’t make any sense says Mary Daly.
# Moneyball
Samoa's union records hefty financial loss for historic All Blacks visit
You can’t put a price on the value of a positive impression.
# slap on the wrist
Debt management firms criticised for giving people poor information
The Central Bank became responsible for regulating these firms in 2013.
# conveyance
Is the legal side of buying a house as scary as it seems?
To find out more about the process of conveyance, spoke to an expert.
# shelbourne college
Gardaí contacted over fees owed to international students
“Wherever you’re hiding, we need that money.”
# Charges
Lower retailer fees for credit cards getting closer (that's good news for shoppers)
The fees are charged by the banks when retailers process shoppers’ payments.
# make the move
Is it time for you to switch banks?
People are more likely to switch car insurance or electricity providers but could a bank account switch save you some money?
# just like us
Even Brian O'Driscoll fears the Ryanair check-in fee
Ryanair: The Great Leveller.
The €15 fee for Freedom of Information requests is being abolished
The government has agreed amendments to the FOI Bill at Cabinet today with campaigners giving them a cautious welcome.
# fatal blaze
Stardust families "beg on their knees" for government to discharge €192k costs
They have sent a solicitor’s letter to the Taoiseach but also set up a fundraising account.
# Fees
Charity regulator to cost €960,000 until it becomes self-financing
Each of the 8,200 charities under its remit will then contribute to its administration.
# Transaction fees
Banks will not be allowed introduce fees without approval
Which is good news for small and medium businesses, says a spokesperson.
# Water Charges
Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a "mafia-style heist"
Meanwhile, Simon Coveney said that Irish Water should get to explain its €50m consultants spend.
Column: Yes, State legal spending is significant – but it’s an investment in our democracy
What distinguishes a democracy from other systems is a fair balance between the might of the State – which has very substantial legal resources at its disposal – and the capacity of citizens to challenge its power, writes Noeline Blackwell.
# Fees
NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009
More than €18 million has been spent of legal fees since NAMA’s inception in 2009.