13 October 2023

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University of Galway President disappointed in Government’s failure to address deficit in core funding

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University of Galway President disappointed in Government’s failure to address deficit in core funding

The University of Galway President says he is disappointed the Government has not addressed a deficit in core funding for universities.

Professor Ciarán Ó hOgartaigh has welcomed the student supports introduced in Budget 2024, such as the reduction of fees and increase to grants.

However, he says recent reviews show there is a €307m deficit in core funding for universities, which ministers had promised to address.

Professor Ó hOgartaigh says it’s a real shame the deficit has not been adequately addressed:

 

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