Archive for FEE

FEE call for mass support for UCU strike action

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Free Education for Everyone (FEE) QUB have called on all students to support striking lecturers by not attending class on Monday 21st and Thursday 24th of March. Added to that FEE QUB call on all students to attend their nearest picket line on both strike days and to actively support their lecturers …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 19 March]

Questions for your Canvasser

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 24 February 2011 by Steve

Q: Do you support a graduate tax on third level students? Fine Gael have proposed a graduate tax to be placed on third level courses. This could see students paying anything between 25 to 64 thousand Euro after finishing their courses …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 24 February]

UCD Student Arrested for Anti-Fees Protest last November

Posted in Fees and access, Legal issues with tags , , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“A UCD student active with FEE has been arrested, supposedly for actions carried out at the USI protest in Dublin last November. We have a limited amount of information at the present time but will update this page as soon as we can …” (more)

[Lorcan Myles, Indymedia Ireland, 17 February]

FEE students picketing Fine Gael HQ

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“Students from the FEE (Free Education for Everyone) campaign are picketing the offices of Fine Gael today (2:30pm) in protest at the plans of the party to introduce a Graduate Tax system …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 16 February]

Student struggles of the 1980′s – talk from FEE National Meeting

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 10 February 2011 by Steve

“A key problem of student struggles in Ireland is that apart from the Student Unions there is no ongoing organisation or way of passing lessons learned from one generation to the next. Today with indymedia, blogs and websites creating some sort of informal archive of some of what happened it’s not as bad as it used to be. But from my period of activism in the second half of the 1980′s almost no record remains …” (more)

[Andrew Flood, Free Education for Everyone, 9 February]

FEE National Meeting

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

“Saturday 5th February saw a National Meeting of Free Education for Everyone (FEE) at the Teachers’ Club. The meeting involved students involved with various FEE branches from a number of Universities and Secondary Schools, this meeting is the first of its kind in recent memory …” (more)

[Padraig McCarrick, The Student Observer, 9 February]

On Occupation and the University: A Discussion

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“Following international coverage of the occupations of universities across the UK and Italy, the occupation here of the Department of Finance during anti-student fee protests late last year and the occupation of Department of Education grounds with the ‘surprise conference’ on education, the Provisional University and FEE invite you to a discussion on occupation and the university …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 22 February]

The need for grassroots action: an analysis of USI’s lobbying strategy

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 20 December 2010 by Steve

“FEE’s commitment to building a mass activist grassroots student campaign is not some abstract ideological position: it is firmly rooted in a practical understanding of the political situation …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 20 December]

A Review of the Queen’s University Occupation of 30/11/2010

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 13 December 2010 by Steve

“The protest against the Con-Dem led hike in university fees began outside the Lanyon building of QUB at 1pm on Tuesday. The protest was called by FEE (Free Education for Everyone) …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 13 December]

Walkout to Save the EMA

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 13 December 2010 by Steve

“FEE has called another walkout and student demonstration against education cuts for Wednesday the 15th December in Derry …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 13 December]

Derry students take to the streets to save EMA and resist cutbacks

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 December 2010 by Steve

“Today, Friday 10 December 2010, saw another magnificent protest by the school students of Derry to Save EMA. At 11.30 am over 1000 students across Derry walked out of their schools …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 11 December]

FEE at IT Tralee builds momentum towards democratic change

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“It was an eventful week for ITT FEE in Kerry. On Monday FEE held a stall in the North Campus in order to engage with students about their concerns regarding the budget …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 10 December]

Maynooth students protest at office of Aine Brady TD

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“Today students from NUI Maynooth staged a picket at the office of Aine Brady TD. The protest was organised by the Free Education for Everyone (FEE) campaign, who were also involved in the Castlebar secondary level walkouts …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 9 December]

FEE activists join staff at budget day AIB demo (NUIM)

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“FEE activists today joined lecturers from the university in protest at the on-campus AIB. While security prevented a sit-in from taking place, speeches were delivered by students and staff alike …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 7 December]

What do we mean by ‘free education’?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“FEE is often thought to be just an anti-fees campaign group. However, the fight for genuinely free education is about much more than a defensive struggle over ‘free fees’ (which is largely a semantic issue in any case, given the continuing rise in registration fees) …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 6 December]

While Maynooth march, Belfast will walkout!

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 6 December 2010 by Steve

“National Walkout Against Fees,
9 December 2010 …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 6 December]

FEE IADT set to protest against Fianna Fáil tomorrow

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 5 December 2010 by Steve

“IADT students will be meeting at 10am at the gates closest to baker’s tomorrow …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 5 December]

FEE relaunch in UCD

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 5 December 2010 by Steve

“The anti-fees campaign group Free Education for Everyone (FEE) held a relaunch meeting in the Student Centre last Wednesday …” (more)

[Claire Hickey, University Observer, 5 December]

Maynooth students and staff to protest at local Fianna Fáil office

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“In response to the coming budget, FEE NUIM are calling upon students, staff and members of the local community to march on the constituency office of Fianna Fail TD, Aine Brady, located on the main street …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 3 December]

FEE QUB to join march to City Hall

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“On Thursday, December 9th, Westminster will be voting on whether or not to increase fees to £9000 per year. This motion, if approved, will effectively mean the end of higher education as we know it …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 3 December]