Council may link education grants to Household Charge payment

Donegal County Council is not ruling out asking for proof of household charge payment from third level grant applicants.

Yesterday the council appeared to rule out such a move, but today the Councils Director of Finance said they were considering all options.

This week it emerged that Clare County Council had written to applicants seeking proof that their family has paid the charge.

And today, Director of Finance on Donegal County Council, Gary Martin, said the local authority here may follow suit.....

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Meanwhile, Cllr Jack Murray has said he is extremely dissapointed that Donegal County Council may be go down the same route as Clare County Council.

Cllr Murray says Sinn Fein is looking at the legality of the situation....

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