Tanaiste against student loan scheme

Joan BurtonThe Tánaiste says she is not in favour of a student loan scheme. Joan Burton is on the campaign trial in Kerry today. According to the Higher Education Authority a billion euro will be needed by 2028 to cope with a projected 30 per cent increase in demand for college places. The Labour party plans to reduce student contributions by 500 euro over five years, if resources allow. Joan Burton says the student loan model wouldn’t work here: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/52943/medium/”] Meanwhile, The Labour Party leader has defended their election strategy in Kerry running just one candidate in Arthur Spring. Joan Burton denies not adding Senator Marie Moloney to the ticket is a mistake: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/52944/medium/”]