- 14 Mar 18
Both Labour Party Education spokesperson, Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Thomas Byrne TD have spoken out against the proposed introduction of new fees for supplemental repeat examinations at Trinity College Dublin.
“The idea that students, who often need to repeat exams due to personal circumstances, will now have to pay a fee that is fifteen per cent of the annual college fees is ridiculous and may see many students drop out of college courses in TCD as a consequence"
He added: “Trinity College need to clarify immediately what the process was in place for making this decision, and what engagement took place with the student representatives. Was the Department of Education aware that this movement was afoot?
“From an institution that is capable of purchasing a €1.95 million apartment for their Provost who couldn’t handle noise during the Luas Cross City works, it is scandalous that students in a vulnerable position will now see these types of charges imposed on them.