Written answers

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Department of Education and Science

Third Level Fees

5:00 am

Photo of Jack WallJack Wall (Kildare South, Labour)
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Question 69: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is entitled to free fees in view of the fact that they are on the back to education allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44761/10]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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In relation to the course referred to by the Deputy, Fáilte Ireland and the Institutes of Technology (IOTs) have put in place an agreed new system in relation to the provision of Hospitality and Tourism Programmes in the IoT sector. While Fáilte Ireland no longer provides attendance-based monthly allowances for these programmes, I understand that it is continuing to provide financial support through the payment of tuition and capitation fees for the students concerned.

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