Desperate need to fund third level

Our young people are the EU’s best educated, but our universities still have a long way to go

15th November, 2015
Ireland has the highest proportion of young people who have successfully completed third-level education in the EU Picture: iStock

As the country enters a pre-election phase, now is the time when all of the political parties prepare for the general election and our would-be leaders draw up their manifestos setting out their vision for Ireland in the next few years. There is a compelling case for every party to spell out their proposals for how we develop a stronger third-level sector, but will they?

First, the compelling case. We have learned from the recession...

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