Archive for registration fees

Registration fee to go up to €2,000

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“The student registration fee is set to increase to €2,000, according to the Government’s newly unveiled National Recovery Plan …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 24 November]

€700 student registration fee hike now on the cards

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“A €700 registration fee hike now seems likely in the hotly anticipated Budget next month, although that figure is still undecided as Ireland continues emergency discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over a possible bailout of the country …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 21 November]

Angry student marchers say higher fees will spell disaster

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 19 November 2010 by Steve

“More than 1,000 angry students marched through the streets of Galway yesterday in protest over college fees. There was a large garda presence as the hundreds of students gathered in the Spanish Arch area of the city centre, but no incidents were reported …” (more)

[John Fallon, Independent, 19 November]

Students march in Galway pre-budget protest

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 19 November 2010 by Steve

“More than 1,000 students marched peacefully through Galway city yesterday in the first of a series of pre-budget regional protests. The demonstration, supported by students from NUI Galway and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, highlighted opposition to proposed registration fee increases and cuts to the maintenance grants …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 19 November]

USI alleged to have agreed on €800 registration fee

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 17 November 2010 by Steve

“The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) has come in for criticism from students after rumours circulated on the internet that it had agreed to accept a €800 increase in fees with the Government …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 17 November]

Ó Broin denies saying USI would accept fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 17 November 2010 by Steve

“Union of Students in Ireland Deputy President Cónán Ó Broin has denied saying that the organisation would accept fees if the government agreed to reform the grant system …” (more)

[Ronan Costello, University Times, 16 November]

USI Intensify Registration Fee Campaign with Regional Protests

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will intensify its ongoing campaign against Registration Fee hikes and cuts to student supports with two marches in Galway and Cork. Students will take to the streets in both cities to protest against further increases in the Registration Fee and cuts to the student maintenance grant in the impending Budget …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 15 November]

Paul Gogarty TD issues statement on education

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Last year after delivering what was then considered to be the mother of all budgets, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan told the nation that the worst was over. We had turned a corner …” (more)

[Green Party, 11 November]

Greens admit battle to prevent registration fee hike is lost

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“The Green Party has admitted it has lost its bid to protect students from hikes in registration fees, but said any increases should not take the charge beyond €2,000 a year …” (more)

[Conor Ryan, Irish Examiner, 12 November]

Doubling of student registration fee ‘off the agenda’

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Third-level students may be facing less financial hardship than they had expected next year – it has been reported that the Government has abandoned plans to double the student registration fee …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 11 November]

Government to raise student registration fee by up to €800

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The Government has abandoned plans to double the student registration fee. Instead, students face an increase of €500-€800, bringing total charges to just over €2,000 …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 November]

Education cuts plan ‘threatens 2,000 jobs’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The Government is considering drastic cuts in education which could see the loss of up to 2,000 jobs, the Irish Independent has learned …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 11 November]

Student services cost less than €2k

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“College charges for student services which the Government may increase to around €2,500 are only costing universities between €1,589 and €1,943 a year per head …” (more)

[Niall Murray and Scott Millar, Irish Examiner, 11 November]

Limerick’s Willie O’Dea opposed to ‘unbearable’ hike in student registration fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 10 November 2010 by Steve

“Fianna Fáil deputy Willie O’Dea has outlined his opposition to any increase in student registration fees, which he said would be ‘unbearable’ for many families who are already struggling financially …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 10 November]

Third Level Charges

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 10 November 2010 by Steve

Senator Cecilia Keaveney: I thank the Cathaoirleach for allowing me raise this issue and thank the Minister of State for attending to respond on it. I have asked for the Minister for Education and Skills to ensure that any increase in registration fees is ring-fenced for student services …” (more)

[Seanad Debates, 9 November]

Third Level Charges

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 10 November 2010 by Steve

Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills her views on the fact that a proposed increase in the student registration fee will restrict participation levels at third level; when she plans to publish the Colin Hunt report on the future of the third level sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Debates, 9 November]

Save our students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 10 November 2010 by Steve

“It’s time this country took education seriously. Cutting the grant while increasing the registration fee will have catastrophic effects that will take generations to overcome …” (more)

[Greg Higgins, Irish Examiner, 10 November]

Students face €1,000 hike

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“Tens of thousands of college students were today facing a €1,000 hike in college fees. A Cabinet meeting today was expected to agree a 66% increase on present college registration fees …” (more)

[Michael Lavery, Herald, 2 November]

Greens set to support fees of up to €2,500

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“Negotiations on the scale of the new student fees are continuing between Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. The Greens appear ready to back fees and/or charges of up to €2,500, representing an increase of €1,000 on the student registration charge. Fianna Fáil Ministers are pushing for total charges of €3,000 …” (more)

[Seán Flynn and Harry McGee, Irish Times, 2 November]

Students will be forced to pay €2,500 registration fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“Students will be forced to pay €2,500 in college registration fees – a 66% increase on present levels – under charges expected to be agreed at a cabinet Budget meeting today …” (more)

[John Walshe, Aine Kerr and Ralph Riegel, Independent, 2 November]