Your Vote Can Help Flintridge Center, Reading Partners, and Union Station Receive $100,000

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Third level Limerick students struggling to stay in education

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePlace of honour for ‘Honda Man’ Philip in family support centreNext articleAnger over priest’s ‘offensive’ blessing of coursing club grounds in County Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsThird level Limerick students struggling to stay in educationBy Alan Jacques – October 20, 2014 802 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Printcenter_img Cllr Séighin Ó CeallaighJUST a month into the new academic year, some third level students in Limerick are already struggling to stay in education.According to Sinn Féin councillor for City East, Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, college students are already in financial difficulty. The 22-year-old public representative, who stood for election while studying at the University of Limerick, says he has been contacted by a number of students regarding their third level grants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Criticising Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan for not confirming whether or not student fees would rise before Tuesday’s budget, Cmhlr Ó Ceallaigh also accusing her Labour Party colleagues of recycling the same old failed policies.“Third level student fees have been constantly on the rise in recent years, having increased from €1,500 per year to €3,000 under Labour’s former Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn, and now the fees may be set to rise again.“I know first-hand how hard it is for young people and their parents to afford third level education. Some students have to work long hours in order to fund their education, and any more financial demands will drive even more of our young people abroad for either education or employment,” he warned.He went on to point out that, under the current system, a household can take in a maximum of €40,000 in order to get a decent grant, and those from working backgrounds are left without a grant, without financial support from struggling parents, and without a fair chance at third level education.“Not only are college, institute of technology, and university students under threat, but so are apprentices who are learning trades,” he added.Twenty two-year-old apprentice Seán Lawlor from Lynwood Park agrees with Cmhlr Ó Ceallaigh’s standpoint.“These new fees put me under a lot of financial stress during my training and I didn’t know if I could afford them. My exam results were withheld from me until they were paid, so I was uncertain of my future until I could manage to get the money together.“All I want to do is get an education and to get a job. Luckily, I’m in my final year, but future students might not be able to afford this education,” he said. TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanlimerickSéighin Ó CeallaighSinn Fein Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more