Students to hold mass protest over third-level fees

“Over 20,000 students are expected to take to the streets of Dublin tomorrow to oppose the reintroduction of third-level fees and highlight the role they feel education should play in any economic recovery plan. Students from third-level institutions across the country are expected to participate in the protest, which is being organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). USI president Shane Kelly said the purpose of the protest is to signal a clear message to Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe, that students will not stand for the re-introduction of third level fees …” (more)

[Steven Carroll, Irish Times, 3 February]

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