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A Donegal TD says that many hard-pressed students and their families would benefit if the government made changes to the eligible income criteria for SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) special rate awards. Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, recently raised the matter in the Dáil with the Minister for Finance,…

There are calls for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment not to be included when assessing full time students applying for SUSI grants. Concerns have been raised that some students may have been pushed over the qualifying threshold due to them receiving the PUP. Sligo/Leitrim Labour representative, Nessa Cosgrove says students weren’t…