Deputy Keaveney meets IFA on third-level grants
A MEETING was held on Monday between representatives of the Galway IFA and Galway East Deputy Colm Keaveney. It followed several weeks of public debate on the proposed reforms to the system for the awarding third level grants.
In a statement issued by Deputy Keaveney he said: “The meeting was positive and I was happy that they accepted clarification of my position on the proposed reforms. I agreed entirely with them that the debate to date has been unfairly focused on the farming community and indeed made that very point in a statement released to the Tuam Herald last week and in all of my contributions to date on this debate.
“I called on the IFA to focus their energies on resisting the prospect of a student loan scheme and to support Labour in our endeavour to maintain the current student grant system.
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