Dublin city centre.
The Union of Students (USI) in Ireland estimate 5,000 students joined their national demonstration today to warn the government of the impact of income-contingent loans on students and young people.
The march headed towards the Department of the Taoiseach for a performance by the Rubberbandits and a call on the Government and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills to choose the publicly-funded third level education model as outlined in the Cassells Report.
The Sheraton Hotel, Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co Westmeath.
A Union of Students in Ireland annual congress group shot and heart-shaped hand gesturing in support of the May marriage referendum and the launch of a campaign to “clear the decks” for students to vote.
USI President Laura Harmon sez:
“Students are overwhelmingly in favour of Marriage Equality, and complacency is simply not an option for us. We’re calling for all colleges, where necessary, to change exam times on the 22nd of May to allow students to vote….”
Pics: Conor McCabe
IT Carlow SU 600
Cork IT SU 600
University College Cork SU 3500
IT Tralee SU 250
Limerick IT SU 264
Waterford IT SU 450
NUI, Galway SU: 3000
Maynooth Students’ Union: 2500
Galway Mayo IT SU: 1080
IT Sligo SU: 950
St Angela’s College, Sligo SU: 47
Athlone IT SU: 450
Letterkenny IT SU: 220
Dundalk IT SU: 100
St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra SU – 468
IT Tallaght SU – 700
Dublin City University SU – 800
Trinity College Dublin SU – 3150
IT Blanchardstown – 156
Dublin IT – 750
National College of Ireland SU – 175
Total – 20,210
20,000 new student voters registered (Union of Students In Ireland)