Quinn says he will protect education from cuts 'as best he can'
on 15/08/2013 12:56:18
Quinn said the level of savings required from his Department under the €3.1bn adjustment target has yet to be decided.
"We've started the budgetary process, but we're waiting on September figures to give us a final indication [on] what savings we have to find," he said.
"I want to protect as best I can the delivery of front-line services in the world of education."
His comments come as the Union of Students in Ireland launches its pre-Budget campaign - calling for the maintenance grant to be protected.