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Children of emigrants to pay lower third-level fees

Has the fees issue affected you or your family up to now? Will it affect you or your children in the future?

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Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 13:00

   

The Government announced yesterday that it is to lower third-level fees for the children of Irish emigrants. Up to now, children returning as undergraduates from outside the EU to study in Irish universities would have to pay full international fees averaging €10,000 per year. Under the new arrangement they will pay the same contribution as undergraduates from Ireland and within the EU – around €2,500 per year.  Harry McGee has the story in The Irish Times today.

What do you think of the idea? Has the fees issue affected you or your family up to now? Will it affect you or your children in the future? We’re looking for your stories and opinions – email emigration@irishtimes.com.