USI warns of election backlash on fees

Ireland“The Government faces a ballot box backlash from students in the European and local elections if they re-introduce fees. Union of Students in Ireland president Shane Kelly said they were taking a stand and they wanted the Government to know that ‘we are not to be messed with’. He told the USI annual conference that a voter registration and mobilisation drive among students would be launched in the next fortnight. ‘We will be telling all 200,000 members to vote against the Government parties, and that includes the Greens,’ he said …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 7 April]

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