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#Third Level Fees

# third-level-fees - Friday 19 August, 2016

FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?

As tens of thousands await CAO offers, FactCheck examines how the financial burden awaiting them compares with students in other countries.

# third-level-fees - Saturday 6 February, 2016

FactCheck: Did Labour really break a pledge not to increase student fees?’s GE16 FactCheck tests Fianna Fáil claims about Labour’s record on education.

# third-level-fees - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Opinion: Third level tuition fees should be reintroduced – here's why

The reintroduction of undergraduate tuition fees – and a more generous and equitable system of grants – may be the only sustainable funding model for Irish third level education.

# third-level-fees - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline

SUSI said today that they are still accepting applications and that delays in processing seen last year are not expected to be repeated.

# third-level-fees - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

College will waive fees for those who host foreign students

Irish students at Griffith College in Dublin, Cork and Limerick can secure a fee waiver for one year if their family provides accommodation and board for an international student.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators Standup This post contains videos

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.

# third-level-fees - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Students fear 'two-tiered' college system as Quinn endorses loan scheme

Bank of Ireland announces a loan scheme for postgraduate students which will go some way to replacing their former grants.

# third-level-fees - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college

Caught between fees and grants, a growing number of would-be students face missing out altogether. Welcome to the world of the ‘inbetweeners’, writes Patrick Kelleher.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Banks' student loan schemes not part of Department's funding plans

Bank of Ireland is rolling out a nationwide loan programme for students’ parents – but it’s not part of national plans.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Students meet to decide fees stance after online referendum

The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a special congress following a week-long online vote choosing five options.

# third-level-fees - Monday 14 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

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.

# third-level-fees - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: more garda station closures, seven killed in US college shootings, and a new ‘flying car’ (video).

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.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Infographic of the day: Budget 2012

The VAT increase, the Household Charge, cigarettes and alcohol – get all of the main points of Budget 2012 in two rather nifty infographics.

# third-level-fees - Monday 5 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the Budget; good news for Ryan Tubridy; and the world’s Christmas capital (which you’ve never heard of…)

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.

# third-level-fees - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Watch: student leader confronts FG TD outside his occupied constituency office Occupy Naas This post contains videos

Watch: student leader confronts FG TD outside his occupied constituency office

The students refused to allow Anthony Lawlor into his own constituency office in Naas as they demand that grants and fees for third-level are left untouched in the budget.

# third-level-fees - Friday 2 December, 2011

Maynooth students continue occupation of Fine Gael TD’s office

Students are escalating their protests against possible cuts to third-level grants and increased fees.

# third-level-fees - Thursday 17 November, 2011

USI denies 'collusion' with Gardaí to stop 'Occupy University' protest

A student group affiliated to the Occupy movement claims USI and Gardaí combined to stop them from joining yesterday’s rally.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest Student Protest This post contains images

In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest

Gorillas, Pinocchio and dogs make an appearance at a colourful – but angry – protest against any potential reintroduction of fees.

Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate

Neither side is helping in the debate around college fees – and young people are the losers, writes former student union official Ian Power.

Thousands of students expected to march against fees

A march is to take place in Dublin today where students and families will descend on Government buildings to protest against the possible re-introduction of third-level fees.

# third-level-fees - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Students' union condemns Govt proposal to abolish postgraduate grants

Following this morning’s reports that all financial supports for new postgraduate students will be abolished, the Union of Students of Ireland has called for large attendances at a protest on Wednesday.

# third-level-fees - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

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.

# third-level-fees - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Joe Costello denies 'snooze' tweet Tweet Dreams

Joe Costello denies 'snooze' tweet

Twitter user claimed his campaign to stop reintroduction of third-level fees was dismissed by a ‘zzz zz’ tweet from the Labour TD. Costello says it was caused by an iPhone ‘glitch’.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees

Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees

The Minister for Education wants to minimise the burdens to third level – but warns that Ireland has “lost its cheque book”.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Man arrested over Prince Charles car attack Britain This post contains videos

Man arrested over Prince Charles car attack

Prince Charles and Camilla’s car came under attack as they drove by the student fees protest in December.

# third-level-fees - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans

But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?

# third-level-fees - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

New education report recommends return of tuition fees

The National Strategy for Higher Education advocates a combination of up-front fees and deferred payments.

# third-level-fees - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Video: UK student protesters clash with police UK This post contains videos This post contains images

Video: UK student protesters clash with police

Students from second- and third-level education walk out of classes this afternoon and stage sit-ins and marches to protest a hike in tuition fees.