Students march through Dublin in fees protest

“Dublin came to a standstill today as around 10,000 students marched through the city centre in protest against the reintroduction of third-level fees. The march began shortly before 2pm at the Gardens of Remembrance on Parnell Square before heading to Leinster House where opposition politicians, trade union members and student leaders are to address the gathering. Chanting ‘no cutbacks, no fees, no Fianna Fáil TDs’ students from third-level institutions across the country took part in the protest organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). USI president Shane Kelly said the march is to show Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe that ‘students aren’t going to be a pushover anymore’ …” (more)

[Luke Cassidy, Irish Times, 4 February]

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