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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Gary Redmond

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# Student Grants
Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court
One of the three students who sought the original judicial review has since dropped out of college due to grant reforms and is planning to emigrate.
# Tuition Fees
Students to hold nationwide online vote to decide fees policy
The Union of Students in Ireland will ballot its members nationwide on whether to change their ‘free fees’ policy.
# Student Grants
High Court dismisses students' appeal against third-level grant reforms
Students whose grants were reformed last year are told the State’s economic problems trump their legitimate expectations.
# Pay Cap
'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut
A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.
# Education
Students defer vote on whether to abandon ‘free fees’ stance
The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a one-off special congress to decide whether to support other forms of funding.
# Courts
High Court to hear arguments on reversing changes to college grants
The High Court will hear arguments from students who say they had a legitimate expectation their grants would not be cut.
# College Fees
TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees
Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.
# College Fees
College registration fee could hit €3,000, warns education minister
Ruairí Quinn told students in Limerick that the reg fee could be €3,000 by 2015 – double what it was in 2010.
# budget12
Student registration fee to rise again by €250
The increase will have a serious impact on families across the country, the Union of Students in Ireland has warned.
# stop fees
Students briefly occupy Department of Jobs in fees protest
The third-level students had brought enough food to last several weeks – and a portable toilet – but left the building when Gardaí arrived on the scene.
# Points Race
Report expected to make the case for capping places in college
Ruairí Quinn is set to receive a report outlining the need for student numbers to be capped in order to avoid the return of fees.
# Third Level Fees
Students brand government 'liars' over tuition fee promises
The Union of Students in Ireland has launched a new campaign to prevent further increases in college fees.
# Courts
State given three weeks to file defence in review of college grants
The Union of Students in Ireland is seeking a judicial review into changes of the third-level grants system.
# Fake Passports
Government officials intervene as Irish J1 students warned over faked passport ploy
Students under 21 are warned not to doctor their passports, after a number of Irish are caught falsifying their documents.
# Students
Student income down by over a third since 2009 - survey
Research commission by AIB shows that the average student’s weekly disposable income has fallen by 36 per cent since 2009.
# Courts
Students launch High Court challenge against 'savage' cuts to grants
The Union of Students in Ireland says students could not have expected grants to be slashed by up to 60 per cent.
# Students
Students to highlight Irish brain drain
USI say graduates are forced to leave Ireland.