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# fees - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Thousands protest in London over student fees

The marchers had planned to link up with an existing protest camp against corporate greed outside St Paul’s Cathedral, but were stopped by lines of police in riot gear.

# fees - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Quinn has "started the process" of addressing school costs

These include the cost of school books and the voluntary school fees imposed by some Irish schools.

# fees - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Poll: Should the State introduce a student loan scheme? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State introduce a student loan scheme?

Today we ask you: should a state-funded student loan scheme be introduced?

# fees - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Parents struggling to cope with education costs

Some parents are being forced to take out loans to pay for uniforms and text books, says the children’s charity Barnardos.

# fees - Friday 1 July, 2011

End to rip-off flight fees in sight?

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading has called for a ban on debit card surcharges by airline companies.

# fees - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Students to take to the streets over increase in college fees

Up to 25,000 students expected to march in Dublin city centre in protest over planned increase in registration fees.

# fees - Monday 1 November, 2010

Government tensions over doubling of third-level registration fees

Fianna Fáil reported to be considering raising registration fees by another €1,500, which the USI says will force more students out of education.

# fees - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

TANAISTE and Education Minister Mary Coughlan today ruled out a reintroduction of third-level fees.

The minister put the minds of leaving cert students at ease by saying fees would not be apart of the 2011 Budget.

The minister who is awaiting a report on the development of third-level education for the next 20 years. The report by Dr Colin Hunt was expected to be published in June will now not be published till the Autumn. It is expected that the report will advocate the return of fees.

However, Minister Coughlan has ruled out fees for the lifetime of the current government.

“No that is the government commitment, that is the programme for government” she told Newstalk

“Any decision in the future of 3rd-level education over the next 20 years will have to be considered by government”.

“This is a report that will bring a number of recommendations for the reform of 3rd-level education in this country” she added.