The changes will affect up to 160,000 students at post-primary level across the country, which equates to half of the secondary school population that are in Education and Training Board (ETB) and community schools.
Farm and business assets may be included in means testing for the student grant. Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has put forward proposals that would change the way students from farming backgrounds or those with
Over 500 students took to the streets last Monday in an attempt to persuade government officials to keep their promise and not increase third-level fees. The protest took place in Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency, with