Patrick O’Donovan to students: no PSC card, no grant aid

There have been complaints from privacy campaigners that the cards are becoming a form of national ID

10th December, 2017

Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has vowed to press ahead with plans to require up to 100,000 students to get public services cards to apply for grants.

There have been complaints from privacy campaigners that the cards are becoming a form of national ID, with their use now required to get a first-time passport or sit the driver theory test.

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, O’Donovan confirmed that the public services...

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