Limerick Further Education Minister announces free period products for third-level students

Minister for Further and Higher Education Patrick O'Donovan.

LIMERICK Further and Higher Education Minister Patrick O’Donovan has recently announced €500,000 in government funding to provide free period products to students in third-level education.

The funding is to be delivered in two tranches of €250,000 – one to Education and Training Boards and the other to publicly-funded higher education institutions – to deliver free and sustainable period products to students as part of the government’s commitment under the Period Dignity scheme.

“This initiative promotes equality and respect across our educational sector and the funding will allow my department to further enhance work in this important area.

“It will also allow us to build on previous initiatives to ensure that no students are disadvantaged in their education by period indignity,” Minister O’Donovan said.