Financial pressure on students will impact on Letterkenny – USI

Letterkenny's local economy will lose almost 4 million euro over the next four years as a result of increased college fees, and cuts to the student maintenance grant.

That's according to the Union of Students in Ireland.

There are currently 3,000 students attending Letterkenny IT, 2,004 of these students recieve a maintenance grant, while 996 students pay full fees.

The President of the USI, Letterkenny man John Logue, says the town's businesses will lose out........

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