Irish Independent May 24 2012
Families are facing the prospect of a huge hike in the fees for sending children to college.
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has already signalled that charges would rise to €3,000 a year by September 2015. But that could now double to €6,000 in the wake of new recommendations.
In September, students will already be paying €2,250 in registration fees, with phased increases for each of the next three years. But a report being prepared for Mr Quinn is likely to conclude that there is no alternative to students paying even more.