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STUDENT GRANTS DEBACLE LEADS TO SOUP KITCHENS AND FOOD PARCELS!

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11 Jan 2013 Comments Off on STUDENT GRANTS DEBACLE LEADS TO SOUP KITCHENS AND FOOD PARCELS!

Students attending college were having to avail of soup kitchens and food parcels because of the delays in grant payments resulting from the new SUSI or Student Universal Support Ireland system of assessing applications, Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council was told. The Council at its December meeting had called on Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn to return the administration of student grant applications to Co Councils and the new Education and Training Boards shortly to replace VECs. Asking on Monday if there had been any Ministerial response ...