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Student Contribution Increases to €2,250

The student contribution will increase by €250 to €2,250 pending the approval of Budget 2012 in the Dáil. Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, who announced the increase said it will save €18.5 million. The maintenance grant also looks set…

Video: NUI Maynooth Students Occupy Fine Gael TD’s Office

Nine NUI Maynooth students are this morning entering the third day of their occupation of the constituency office of Kildare TD Anthony Lawlor in Naas. The students, there all of whom are male,  began their occupation on Friday evening and…

FEE Occupy Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh’s office

Free Education for Everyone (FEE) have occupied the constituency office of Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh. A statement released on the FEE website titled “this is only the beginning” and said that the aim of the occupation was “to bring…

USI to Meet Labour Parliamentary Party

Representatives from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are due to meet the Labour Parliamentary Party tomorrow afternoon. The meeting follows a brief occupation of of the Department of Social Enterprise building by the USI earlier today. Pressure has…

USI Attempt Occupation in City Centre

A number of USI and SU student representatives have attempted to stage an occupation in Dublin city centre. Speaking to the College Tribune at 5.30pm this evening from a locked room inside the Department of Social Protection in Dublin’s north…

USI’s Actions “deplorable” says FEE

Members of the Free Education for Everyone student campaign group and the Occupy University movement have expressed displeasure and annoyance over the actions of the Union of Students in Ireland during the national student protest on Wednesday 16th. Initially marching…

Students in Sleep Out at Department of Education

Up to seventy students are taking part in a sleep out at the Department of Education on Marlborough Street in Dublin’s north inner city tonight. The turn out is less than expected as it is believed weather conditions deterred many…

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UCD Young Fine Gael refuse to support student protest

The UCD branch of Young Fine Gael (UCDYFG) will not be taking part in the Union of Students in Ireland’s “Stop Fees” protest later on today. UCD YFG supported last year’s USI “Education not Emigration” protest however the chair of…

Exclusive: Labour Youth call on Labour Party to Honour Pledge to Students

Labour Youth have called on the Labour Party to honour their pre-election pledge and ensure there is “no further financial hardship on students.” Conor Ryan, the Chair of the youth wing of the Labour Party told the College Tribune that…