FG’s plan to ‘tax’ graduates faces legal challenge

A Fianna Gael-led government will face a High Court challenge if it proceeds with plans to make 40,000 students starting college in the autumn pay back part of the cost of sending them to third level.

Graduates will be faced with debts ranging from €8,000 for a business degree to €54,000 for a newly qualified dentist when they finish college, under plans for a “graduate contribution”.

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