Ronan Costello , of The Union of Students of Ireland, writes:
Attached is an image that was due to be used on posters and masks at a sleep out protest at the Dail this evening. Unfortunately, the Gardai revoked permission despite there being precedent for these protests. The protest was organised because thousands of students are still waiting on essential maintenance grants to come from SUSI, the new grant awarding agency. The 3% cut to the income threshold for the maintenance grant was also to be highlighted.