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THREATENED CHANGE IN COLLEGE GRANT MEANS TESTING FOR FARMERS AND SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE VIGOROUSLY OPPOSED BY CO COUNCIL

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5 Oct 2012 Comments Off on THREATENED CHANGE IN COLLEGE GRANT MEANS TESTING FOR FARMERS AND SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE VIGOROUSLY OPPOSED BY CO COUNCIL

The prospect of farmers and small businesspeople having the value of their assets taken into consideration in applications for college education grants for their offspring raised a strong tide of opposition when it was discussed by the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday. Although some members voiced the view that the suggestion was only a form of pre-Budget kite-flying, there was a consensus that any such move would be discriminatory against, and strongly resisted by, the rural population. Full support was forthcoming for a motion tabled by ...