Here we are again; just under a week into Lockdown 2.0. Now more than ever we will need our friends and family to stick by us all to make sure we get through this difficult time of isolation, stress and uncertainty.
It’s no secret that I am in favour of new leadership in the Green Party. I made that clear in my last piece; “Ryan Is Not The Green Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy”. So let’s be clear from the top – I am biased. However, the following is not intended as an attack on the new Minister for Climate Action.
As I sit here tearfully jotting down my final reflections as a post graduate student, I look back fondly at what’s changed since we started together back in February.
Well firstly, we were teased with a mere three scant weeks in the Innovation Academy in UCD, with the abundance of campus resources only a few steps away only to be sent abruptly home…and I had only just managed to navigate my way to the O’Brien Centre from the N11 car park with absolute confidence. We won’t mention the fifty quid I had just forked out for said parking space. The benefits were short lived.
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed disappointment at the lack of detail on how key aspects affecting students in the Programme for Government set out by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party will be achieved, especially surrounding the fact that there are no plans to reduce Irish college and university fees, which they say are currently the highest in the European Union.