Uncertainty for Longford students

Uncertainty hangs over many Leaving Certificate students as they await the changes to third level grants, according to FF TD Robert Troy.

Uncertainty hangs over many Leaving Certificate students as they await the changes to third level grants, according to FF TD Robert Troy.

“Minister Quinn’s plan to include capital assets in means testing for grants is wrong. If he proceeds with this it is another attack on farm families and small business owners in Longford and Westmeath who want the opportunity for their son or daughter to go to college,” he said. “Unfortunately, we now face a situation where a large number of young people in the midlands and across the country will also be denied access to undergraduate education.”