Donegal has the state’s highest level of student grant eligibilty

It's emerged that Donegal has the highest proportion of college students who receive  grants, with 90% of first time students in the county in receipt of support. That contrasts with the Dublin figure of 31%.

After Donegal, students from Roscommon and Leitrim are next when it comes to grant payouts, with the trends showing a high level of eligibility in the West and North West, and a substantially lower eligibility in urban areas.

Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue, the Fianna Fail Education Spokesperson says he isn't surprised that Donegal tops the table when it comes to grant eligibility.......

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