Senators criticise proposal for student loan scheme
Independent Marie-Louise O’Donnell says the idea is ‘absolutely outrageous’
Independent Senator Lynn Ruane has defended the idea of free third-level education in the Seanad. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times
The proposed introduction of a third-level student loan scheme has been criticised by Independent Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell.
“The idea of asking students for loans . . . and the way the banks have treated graduates and undergraduates in this country, is absolutely outrageous,’’ she said. “You could not write it down.’’