Thursday, 6 October 2011
Dáil Éireann Debate
70. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if assistance will be provided to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28066/11]
Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The decision on eligibility for a student grant is a matter for a student’s grant awarding authority. The Deputy will appreciate that in the absence of all of the relevant details that would be contained in an individual’s application form in relation means, residency, nationality and previous academic attainment, it would not be possible for me to say whether or not a student would qualify for a grant.
For example, from the description in the details supplied by the Deputy it is not clear if the course being pursued is a further or higher education course or if the institution is an approved institution for the purposes of the student grant scheme.
71. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the review of the higher education grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; when a decision will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28076/11]
Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The outcome to the student grant appeal to which the Deputy refers was communicated by my Department to the student on 7 June 2011. Further correspondence was subsequently received and a response to this issued on 4 October 2011.
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