Seven university presidents call for Yes vote

Ireland“The seven university presidents yesterday expressed their support for a Yes vote on the Lisbon Treaty, pointing to the key role of the EU in the development of higher education in Ireland. In a joint statement issued yesterday, the university presidents said a Yes vote is more vital than ever to secure the effective functioning of the union and Ireland’s place within it. The statement was agreed jointly by the seven presidents this week, largely at the behest of UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. It says EU policy has been instrumental in driving and supporting the expansion and modernisation of the higher education system …” (more)

[Seán Flynn and Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 25 September]

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