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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Fees

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# tuition
Cyprus university now letting you pay fees with Bitcoins
The country was one of the first to embrace Bitcoins after people moved their savings to the online currency following its controversial bailout.
# Fraud
Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant
The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service said some of their customers have been contacted and told they must pay a fine of €500.
# Education
Students protest cuts in third-level education
Thousands of students took to the streets today demanding that the maintenance grant be protected.
# Conference
Parking charges contributes €100 million to the Exchequer every year
Parking is a big money-maker for local authorities who make €115 million on paid parking.
# Banking
KBC Bank to open eight branches and target new customers
The Belgian-owned bank is hoping to attract 10 per cent of the retail banking market with a new current account.
# Fees
The Department of Finance spent €3.6 million on consultancy fees in the last year
Legal fees related to the Bank Guarantee account for much of the expenditure, but other consultancies cost the State around half a million euro.
# Student Grants
Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday
The grant system website was hit with technical issues last night as the deadline drew near.
# GP visits
One third of Irish people have avoided a GP visit due to money constraints
Worryingly, six per cent of parents in a survey also said they could not afford to bring a sick child to the doctor over the past year.
# Bailout
Letter: 'Why I am closing my current account'
An aggrieved-but-calm AIB customer, with €82 in his account, tells the bank why he is leaving them.
Column: Getting financial advice is a good idea, but check the small print
High commissions charged by financial advisors means there is always a conflict of interest when dealing with clients and many are far too well paid for their efforts, writes David Quinn.
# Students
Roscommon native elected as new USI President
The USI said Joe O’Connor has firsthand experience with the college grant system which will help him represent struggling students.
# Budget 2013
Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised
The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that hiking up the cost of prescriptions for people on low incomes could end up costing the government a lot more money than it will save.
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.
# Students
USI President released following arrest in the Dáil
John Logue was arrested in the Dáil visitors’ gallery last night but was later released without charge.
# standup
Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.
# Student finance
Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up
National Consumer Agency says it’s important that students check all penalty charges before choosing their account.
# Legal Fees
TD welcomes barrister fees cut
Seán Crowe said money paid to the legal profession by the board that compensated survivors of residential abuse was one of the worst examples of a “flawed system”.
# Credit Cards
Visa and Mastercard pay out billions over alleged fixing of credit card fees
Millions of merchants in the US had sued the credit card giants over alleged fixing of card use fees.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have health insurance?
As another company enters the Irish health insurance market, we’re asking: do you have insurance?
# Prime Numbers
Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics
How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?
# Fees
Students’ college fees could rocket within two years
The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.
# Fees
Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll
The union’s members have voted in favour of maintaining the USI’s current position in campaigning for fully Exchequer-funded fees.
# Household charge
Over €90k in household charge fees collected from THREE people
Three landlords, who own at least 300 properties, have paid – in full – for the household charges they are liable for.
# Student loan scheme
Government talks to AIB about public-private partnership for student loans
The government started talking with AIB last December with the idea that students would pay back loans based on their future income.
# One Year In
The's progress report for the Government: Education
The government promised to deliver a lot of changes in education – but one year in, has it delivered?
# Fees
Dublin City Council to charge for fire brigade callouts
The fire brigade’s assistance at a road traffic accident will cost between €485 and €610 per hour.
# Budget 2012
Readers' Panel: Student
Budget 2012 has brought a €250 registration fee increase for third-level students, cut student grants by 3 per cent, and cut maintenance payments for new postgrad entrants.
# Budget 2012
In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012
A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,
# budget12
Student registration fee to rise again by €250
The increase will have a serious impact on families across the country, the Union of Students in Ireland has warned.
# Student fees
Student protesters target third FG TD's office
Eoghan Murphy TD’s office in Ranelagh, Dublin is being occupied by students protesting against third-level grant cuts and increased fees.
# Occupy Naas
TD 'reluctant to involve gardaí' in student occupation of his office
Fine Gael TD Anthony Lawlor says the protest raises security concerns, but “the last thing I want is to get them in any sort of trouble”
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
Catch upon the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# stop fees
Students briefly occupy Department of Jobs in fees protest
The third-level students had brought enough food to last several weeks – and a portable toilet – but left the building when Gardaí arrived on the scene.
# Fees
USI denies 'collusion' with Gardaí to stop 'Occupy University' protest
A student group affiliated to the Occupy movement claims USI and Gardaí combined to stop them from joining yesterday’s rally.
# Student Protest
In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest
Gorillas, Pinocchio and dogs make an appearance at a colourful – but angry – protest against any potential reintroduction of fees.