Students challenge education cuts in High Court

Three students have launched a High Court challenge against cuts to higher level grants.

One is a third year, female student attending NUI Galway, the second is a female mature student at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and the third is a second year, male student attending Dundalk Institute of Technology.

All have said they are out several thousand euro as a result of changes to the criteria used to award grants under last year's Students Support Act.

They claim the Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has no right to change the grants of students who are already in the college system.

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