State cut core funding for third level and used business levy

24th March, 2019
Fianna Fáil education spokesman Thomas Byrne

The government used increased third level funding from businesses to cut its own core contribution to colleges and universities by €15 million, it has emerged.

Last year, employers were hit with a training levy increase of 0.1 per cent for the second year in a row, which brought in an extra €92 million for the exchequer.

But the Department of Education used €51 million of this new money from businesses to replace its own funding for...

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