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Republic of Ireland FE costs in Northern Ireland.

Republic of Ireland FE costs in Northern Ireland.

It cost the Department for the Economy almost £5m to educate further education (FE) students from the Republic of Ireland last year, the BBC has learnt.

The executive had previously sought compensation for the cost of educating FE students from the Republic in NI.

The former further education minister Stephen Farry made the demand to the Republic's Department of Education and Skills in 2014 and 2015.

No compensation was paid as that would have breached European legislation.

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