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Calleary criticises ‘discriminatory’ changes to student grants

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Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary has said any changes to the assessment for third level grants must not discriminate against farming families and self-employed workers. Deputy Calleary has said the conflicting reports from Ministers about plans to include capital assets in the means-testing for student grants are causing great distress among farming and self-employed families. “This is a huge issue for families who are running their own business, be it farming or otherwise, and are extremely worried about how they will afford to put their children through college,” said Deputy Calleary. “Two years into the term of this Government, and these families still have the threat hanging over their […]

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