Expected move by Harris on third-level funding likely to spark division between FF and FG
Minister for Higher Education is bringing a long-awaited policy document to cabinet next week, but he faces a challenge to convince Fianna Fáil that cutting student fees is the best course of action
Simon Harris, the Minister for Higher Education, is bringing a long-awaited policy document, based on a European Commission report on third-level funding, to cabinet at a time of divided views in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
Harris has been pushing for a cut in the €3,000 annual student registration fee as a further cost of living measure which would help struggling families.
But Fianna Fáil believes that the priority should be to increase core funding ...