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Third Level Funding- Careful Debate Needed

In the current debate about third level funding there is no doubt that the issue has to be tackled but very little has been said about the very serious problem of parents who may just be above the income limits for grants, and who may have two or three children in college at the same time and who are struggling to make ends meet. Everyone knows that the funding of third level education is a very important matter and it has to be addressed but as the debate is held we have got to come up with a payment system that is fair to everyone. We have to be very careful that we do not arrive at a situation wherby there are people who simply cannot afford to send their children to university. Let the debate take place but let’s listen to all sides in the debate and come up with a fair system going forward.