Universities say they may have to limit number of Irish students due to funding shortage

Irish Universities Association warns of intolerable strain on university system

Student numbers in higher education are forecast to grow by up to 25 per cent over the coming decade due to a demographic bubble.

Student numbers in higher education are forecast to grow by up to 25 per cent over the coming decade due to a demographic bubble.

Universities say they may be forced to cap places for Irish students over the coming years due to funding shortages facing the sector.

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) says a combination of growing student numbers over the coming years and State under-investment means colleges will be forced to make hard decisions.

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