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    I see the Union of Students in Ireland are having a national march on Nov.3rd
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    The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a national march on November 3rd, in Dublin City Centre.

    The protest aims to protect education and the future of the country:

    Can you afford another massive hike in the registration fee to €3000?

    Can you afford another 10% cut to the student maintenance grant?

    The demonstration will also highlight the consistent inaction by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O' Keeffe, and the Government to take drastic measures to combat the umemployment and emigration crisis among the graduates of this country.
    Pity a few of the other unions haven't got the bottle for a fight
    "It is important therefore that I clarify to the House that in the first instance there are significant monies within Anglo-Irish to take the strain of loan losses arising over the next three or four years, before State support is engaged." Brian Lenihan 15/01/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'orebel View Post
    I see the Union of Students in Ireland are having a national march on Nov.3rd
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    Pity a few of the other unions haven't got the bottle for a fight
    Perhaps if we had reintroduced third levels fees which Labour withdrew as treat for their urban middle class voters. The Green blocks their reintroduction as part of the renegotiation of government to protect their middle class voters. The left wingers in the Students Unions around the country have protested their reintroduction. This Socialist thing it great. The plebs pay 3,000 registration fees so the upper middle class and rich can send their kids to college for free.

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    At last our pampered conservative students get out on the streets. I'm actually a mature student in UCD and I cannot believe how lazy the young ones are about taking action. They have no fire in them, no sense that they must challenge and question and not just plod through a BComm to get a job and a suit.

    When I was a student first time around we tried to oust a head of department for stealing equipment (not UCD) and we stood up for ourselves despite knowing that we wouldn't win.

    And before anyone asks, yes I have been out protesting and writing to TDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0ica View Post
    Perhaps if we had reintroduced third levels fees which Labour withdrew as treat for their urban middle class voters. The Green blocks their reintroduction as part of the renegotiation of government to protect their middle class voters. The left wingers in the Students Unions around the country have protested their reintroduction. This Socialist thing it great. The plebs pay 3,000 registration fees so the upper middle class and rich can send their kids to college for free.
    +1.

    You want education - you pay for it.

    And a side effect of this is that the dossers on handy numbers at 3rd level might find out how valuable they really are.

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    Why don't they put more classes online to save money,without having to raise fees?

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    Why would they want to save fees?

    And who would pay for Ballymagash's stuff on-line when they could get proper stuff?

    See what the internet did to travel agents? Its starting now on education.

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    Wealthier students should pay because Universities need funding for research. Lower income students should be exempt and encouraged to go to third level. They appreciate it a lot more than some of the spoilt brats from Foxrock. Too much class divide in Ireland when it comes to 3rd level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super8 View Post
    At last our pampered conservative students get out on the streets. I'm actually a mature student in UCD and I cannot believe how lazy the young ones are about taking action. They have no fire in them, no sense that they must challenge and question and not just plod through a BComm to get a job and a suit.

    When I was a student first time around we tried to oust a head of department for stealing equipment (not UCD) and we stood up for ourselves despite knowing that we wouldn't win.

    And before anyone asks, yes I have been out protesting and writing to TDs.
    That's the reason I posted this. I was amazed to hear that something had got them off their pampered arses, out of their stupor and on the streets.
    When I was at school in the 80s they seemed to be protesting regularly.
    I've done a lot of work in a third level institute over the last 12 years and the stuff admin has gotten away with, without so much as a murmur from the students has astounded and baffled me.
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    When universities like U.L. paid 3 people for doing one job and the two people who were not doing the job did not pay back the money they did not earn, you want to attack the students???? If you want to attack anyone attack the gurriers accepting 100's of 1000's of euros for the job they did not do.

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    Estimated 30,000 students turning up every uni and it is sending busloads apparently.

    Good on them i say
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