Archive for graduate tax

The right answer

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“#pfg11 freebie for review of HE funding – just cog http://t.co/Vmqw5Z1. My students will do it for you … inc contingent loan is your answer” (tweet)

[Colm Harmon, Twitter, 7 March]

Students face €2,000 charge but graduate tax shelved

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“Students will be hit with registration charges of €2,000 from September, but plans to saddle them with debt worth one-third of the cost of their courses have been shelved …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 7 March]

Graduate tax will push poorer students away from college

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“Fine Gael is proposing a radical rise in the charges for third-level education. Its manifesto states that its plan involves a graduate contribution from students of roughly a third of the cost of their course …” (more)

[Independent, 2 March]

FG’s plan to ‘tax’ graduates faces legal challenge

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“A Fine Gael-led government will face a High Court challenge if it proceeds with plans to make 40,000 students starting college in the autumn pay back part of the cost of sending them to third level …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 25 February]

Poll: Students prefer loan scheme to FG’s graduate tax

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 21 February 2011 by Steve

“The majority of young people do not support Fine Gael’s proposals for a ‘graduate tax’ and instead favour a loan scheme to fund third level education. An Irish Examiner-Red C poll found more students would prefer to pay up-front fees than be burdened with extra taxes when they enter the workforce …” (more)

[Mary Regan, Irish Examiner, 21 February]

Enda speaks

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 19 February 2011 by Steve

“Enda Kenny has described as ‘preposterous’ Labour’s plans for 3rd level funding saying it would lead to ‘exorbitant, higher taxes’ #ge11” (tweet)

[RTÉ Election, Twitter, 19 February]

Labour slams graduate tax policy

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , on 19 February 2011 by Steve

“Labour has again rounded on Fine Gael policies claiming its proposed graduate tax would lead to a ‘brain drain’. As the final weekend of campaigning kicked off, the Labour youth wing said the levy will force struggling graduates abroad …” (more)

[Independent, 19 February]