Mc Conalogue tells Dail new means test proposals will hit farmers

first_img The Dail has been told that if Education Minister Ruari Quinn insists in including capital assets in the means testing of families for student grants, then farmers will inevitably lose out.The issue was raised by Donegal TD and Fianna Fail Education Spokesperson Charlie Mc Conalogue, whio called for the  idea to be abandoned.However, Junior Minister Fergus O’Dowd said this provision is in line with the recommendations of several reports, and would not discriminate against farmers………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/odowd530.mp3[/podcast]Responding, Deputy Mc Conalogue said if the government goes ahead with this measure, it will effectively be telling many farmers that of they want to send there children to college, they will have to sell some of the land they use to generate their income.He said this is fundamentally unfair……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/xxcharl530.mp3[/podcast] News Mc Conalogue tells Dail new means test proposals will hit farmers Facebook Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – February 6, 2013 Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleCope welcomes CFP reform agreement in Euro ParliamentNext articleGAA – Murphy Points DCU To Sigerson Quarter Final News Highland Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img

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