Free higher education to end

Ireland“The end is nigh for free higher education in Ireland. Even the timing of its demise is known – September 2010, barring some miraculous political intervention. The only decision that has to be made is the manner of its departure. A few years ago, such a prospect was barely thinkable. The Celtic Tiger was booming. Academics and government officials from overseas were flocking to Ireland to wonder could they replicate its growth rate, its ability to attract foreign direct investment, particularly in pharmaceuticals and ICT …” (more)

[John Walshe, University World News, 30 August]

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