Education is our Right- Not a Privilege (Evening Echo, August 2011)

Every year, at about this time, as Leaving Cert students collect their results and, stomachs churning, feverishly count points in an effort to see if they’ve passed their self-designated safe zones, somebody somewhere realises that a lot of these students will aim to go to college. And those same people inevitably, in these bad times, raise the suggestion that again, third level fees are coming down the line.


Every year, without fail, this happens. Call me cynical, but scaremongering eighteen year olds by warning them of ever increasing costs before they ever actually set foot in a University seems a pretty sick way to sell newspapers. It’s poor quality and in bad taste.

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