Call for clarity on farm assets and third-level grant
on 27/09/2012 00:00:00
"If this is confirmed, farm assets would be used in calculating the student grant, which for small family farms could be devastating.
"The new academic year has started and some students will not be able to complete their studies if they lose the grant they are depending on.
"Many small family farms aren't profit-making and farmers are struggling to get by. The delay in this decision is creating a lot of uncertainty and undue worry. Minister Quinn needs to clarify this situation immediately."