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O’Keeffe kicks a wasps’ nest

He just wanted to ‘start a debate’, but reaction to the Minister for Education’s hint of the possible return of third-level fees has already been heated, writes Pat Leahy, Political Editor.

16th August, 2008

He just wanted to ‘start a debate’, but reaction to the Minister for Education’s hint of the possible return of third-level fees has already been heated, writes Pat Leahy, Political Editor.

At first, Batt O’Keeffe kept a low profile following his surprise appointment as minister for education in May.

The new minister had been unusually frank from the start that the government’s rapidly deteriorating financial situation would mean that...

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