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Is Ireland ensuring the right to education for all?

Posted on May 22, 2015

Publication cover - Right to education_sheet

Kevin McCague is Legal and Social Welfare Intern with FLAC

Article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights guarantees a right of everyone to education, emphasising that education should be made available and accessible, and that there should be a progressive introduction of free access to secondary and higher education.

However, in many ways Ireland has moved away from this commitment to cost free access over the last number of years. New costs and charges have been introduced at all stages of the education system; at the same time, supports for children and young adults from low income families have been cut.

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