Deputy McConalogue calls on Minister Quinn to meet with SUSI officials

Donegal North-East Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said it is ‘extremely worrying’ that the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has no plans to meet with SUSI officials face-to-face.

The Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson says it comes in the wake of the failure of the Minister to express confidence in the Dail that the tens of thousands of students waiting on grant approval will receive it before Christmas.

Questioning Minister Quinn in the Dáil, Deputy McConalogue expressed concern that the Minister is relying on unrealistic targets and still refuses to take a hands-on approach.

And he said he doesn't think the grants will be processed by the end of the year.....