‘No Cutbacks, No Fees, No Fianna Fáil TD’s!’, images from Student Protest of 25,000 in Dublin

“It was big, it was loud. The march went to Merrion Square bypassing the gardaí protecting the back entrance to the Dáil. A worker from Waterford Crystal was the first to address the assembled crowds. He was warmly welcomed and quite overwhelmed with the amount of support. Next up, Mike Jennings, General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), said, ‘Speaking as a representative of the generation that benefited from the decision of Donagh O’Malley to introduce free second-level education, I can testify to the very real difference that not having to pay fees makes to individuals and society alike.’ Fine Gael had a few words while Ruairi Quinn, former Labour party leader …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 7 February]

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