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# Fees

This year
University of Galway Students' Union to propose reduction of exam repeat fees
Students at the University of Galway currently have to pay €295 to re-sit their exams.
Last year
Childcare fees will fall for the vast majority of parents under 'big' Budget package
A report by
Christina Finn
Childcare providers have warned of further closures due to a delay in a funding scheme.
Tánaiste says freezing childcare fees 'is not enough'.
Parents are paying out nearly €800 per month per child for childcare.
Childcare providers warn of closures due to funding delay.
Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget
Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan
Fees for graduate entry medicine (GEM) students are now set at €16,290 per year for Irish students.
Registration fees for Ukrainian teachers 'under review', Teaching Council says
Labour’s education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says there is an urgent need for language support for Ukrainian children.
All time
State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister
A €75 million funding package has been announced.
Proposal to reduce Dublin Airport airline charges heavily criticised by DAA
The Commission for Aviation Regulation has said charges for passengers should fall over the coming years.
Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme
How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.
Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice
Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.
NUI Galway repays students fees after complaints about course
The Students’ Union described the situation as “appalling”.
Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees
People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families.
HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals
The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.
'We are not cash cows': Hundreds of Trinity students rally through the campus over resit exam fees
A group of up to 40 students had been occupying the college’s dining hall over the past few days.
Trinity provost says university will 'seriously consider' alternatives to resit exam fees after student protest
Earlier, security was called to the dining hall after students took it over and refused to leave.
Students' exam fee protest shuts down access to Book of Kells
Trinity students have released a list of demands.
'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis
The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.
Ireland has the second highest third-level fees in Europe
The report from the European Commission looks the costs and supports associated with higher education in 42 European countries.
Cost of childcare increases for first time in five years
The early years sector profile of each county is broken down in the Pobal report.
Poll: Do you agree with a loan system for students to pay fees?
Students are worried that a new loan system would be unsustainable and lead to higher fees.
Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.
Quarterly charges jump from €3.18 to €18 for some Permanent TSB customers
The bank says these charges bring Permanent TSB in line with competitors.
"We cannot take this anymore" - Thousands of students take to the streets of Dublin
Students are objecting to any consideration of the introduction of a student loan scheme in Ireland.
Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package
It’s understood the department will be calling for all childcare services and creches to be transparent and publish the cost of their fees.
Spanish airline 'charged people €60 for a job interview'
Air Europa Express began operating on Monday.
Poll: Is 'study now, pay later' a good idea for third level fees?
The option is the frontrunner in the ideas being considered for a change to the system.
Ireland's largest pharmacy group investigated by HSE over 'irregularities' in fee claims
The allegations were raised by a whistleblower.
Why should part-time students have to pay fees that full-timers do not?
Nearly 25,000 part-time college students are currently paying fees full-time students are exempt from. It isn’t fair and it doesn’t make any sense says Mary Daly.
Samoa's union records hefty financial loss for historic All Blacks visit
You can’t put a price on the value of a positive impression.
Debt management firms criticised for giving people poor information
The Central Bank became responsible for regulating these firms in 2013.
Is the legal side of buying a house as scary as it seems?
To find out more about the process of conveyance, spoke to an expert.
Gardaí contacted over fees owed to international students
“Wherever you’re hiding, we need that money.”
Lower retailer fees for credit cards getting closer (that's good news for shoppers)
The fees are charged by the banks when retailers process shoppers’ payments.
Is it time for you to switch banks?
People are more likely to switch car insurance or electricity providers but could a bank account switch save you some money?
Even Brian O'Driscoll fears the Ryanair check-in fee
Ryanair: The Great Leveller.
The €15 fee for Freedom of Information requests is being abolished
The government has agreed amendments to the FOI Bill at Cabinet today with campaigners giving them a cautious welcome.
Stardust families "beg on their knees" for government to discharge €192k costs
They have sent a solicitor’s letter to the Taoiseach but also set up a fundraising account.
Charity regulator to cost €960,000 until it becomes self-financing
Each of the 8,200 charities under its remit will then contribute to its administration.
Banks will not be allowed introduce fees without approval
Which is good news for small and medium businesses, says a spokesperson.
Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a "mafia-style heist"
Meanwhile, Simon Coveney said that Irish Water should get to explain its €50m consultants spend.
Column: Yes, State legal spending is significant – but it’s an investment in our democracy
What distinguishes a democracy from other systems is a fair balance between the might of the State – which has very substantial legal resources at its disposal – and the capacity of citizens to challenge its power, writes Noeline Blackwell.