Archive for protest

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]

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]

USI Launches Campaign to Prevent Slashing of Nurses Pay

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI), the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), SIPTU and the Psychiatric Nurses Association of Ireland will stage a series of lunchtime protests tomorrow (February 9) as part of its campaign against Government plans to cut payments to pre-registration nurses and midwives …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 9 February]

Student protests in Netherlands

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“On Friday January 21 there was a first national student protest in The Hague to protest the reforms on higher education by the new government (Christian/Corporate with support from neo-racist Wilders party) …” (more, video)

[Parar Bolonha, 24 January]

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]

Protest student is spared expulsion after school backtracks on plans

Posted in Fees and access, Legal issues with tags , on 3 January 2011 by Steve

“Shane Donnelly, the Dublin student who was threatened with expulsion from his secondary school after he organized a protest against the Budgets cuts, has said on a Facebook support page that the school has U-turned on their previous commitment to bring disciplinary procedures against him …” (more)

[Laura Mulcahy, Cork Student News, 2 January]

Student Protest Dec 1st: A review

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

“I came to the party late, as I knew I would and as was unavoidable. By the time I made it to the Student Protest Wednesday the 1st of December, all marching was over. I wondered had I missed much – had riots broken out, scuffles been had, mayhem launched by a thousand furious students …” (more)

[Cuckoovoice, 13 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]

Maynooth Students March Against Fianna Fail

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

“Two hundred NUIM students and staff marched on the local Fianna Fail constituency office of Annie Brady (TD) on Dec 9th. The march, organized by Free Education For Everyone, was in protest against Fianna Fail’s budget/four year plan …” (more)

[Ian McDonnell, Socialist Workers Party, 10 December]

Defend Gerry Carroll! Student activist in the dock

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

“SWP member and anti cuts campaigner Gerry Carroll is up in court on the 5th of January. He is charged with committing a Provocative Act, Resisting Police and Obstructing Lawful Activity in a Public Place – charges Gerry strongly denies …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 10 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]

A question of restraint: what prevents police officers from killing protesters?

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“On the Today programme this morning, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner was defending the police handling of yesterday’s student protests …” (more)

[Jack of Kent, 10 December]

As Cuts Hit European Higher Education Hard, Students and Professors Take to the Streets

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

“Across Europe students and professors have been taking to the streets in protest. The largest demonstrations have been in Britain …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 December]

Two men charged following Belfast fees hike protest

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

“Two men, aged 19 and 23, have been charged with public order offences after a Belfast protest against plans to raise third level tuition fees. They are due to appear in Belfast Magistrates’ Court in January …” (more)

[BBC News, 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]

Protest student faces school expulsion

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“A leaving certificate student will learn today if he is to be expelled because of a political protest he organised earlier this week …” (more)

[Cían Nihill, Irish Times, 10 December]

Rediscovering the power of peaceful student protest

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 December 2010 by Steve

“I am a child of the 1960s. I grew up with radical political ideas; Mao, Ho Chi Minh, and Che were part of my political landscape. Protest came naturally to me …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Irish Times, 7 December]

Why students must protest against this budget

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

“On November 3, the state responded to the direct action taken by students at the Department of Finance building on Merrion Row with an obscene level of violence …” (more)

[Donal Fallon, Free Education for Everyone, 5 December]

Garda Ombudsman processing 36 complaints after protest

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

“36 complaints have been made to the Garda Ombudsman over incidents that occurred at the student protest held in Dublin on November 3rd. Students’ Union President Paul Lynam said that students who have experienced ‘excessive force’ are entitled to complain to the Garda Ombudsman …” (more)

[Emily Longworth, 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]