Fine Gael and their government cronies in the Labour Party have made quite a big deal about the upcoming Children’s Rights Referendum, and their staunch advocacy of it. While we […]

Bank of Ireland has introduced a student loan scheme to cover the cost of the Student Contribution Charge that is due to be taken up by 25 third level institutions. This scheme has been introduced under the auspices of easing financial stress of students. In reality, the scheme is simply a money-making venture by the bank, recruiting customers to yield future profit.

Leading student anti-cuts group Free Education for Everyone (FEE) has attacked Dublin City University’s decision to agree a student fees loan deal with the Bank of Ireland, the third such Irish Third Level body to do so. A further 15 third level institutions are set to also embrace similar loan schemes, with Dublin Institute of Technology expected to announce its involvement later next week. NUI Galway Postgraduate History student Gerard Madden said: ‘This represents yet another example of the neo-liberal assault on Irish education, with corporate interests yet again infringing on Third Level in a wholly disastrous fashion for students.”

Students of NUIG pepper-sprayed on their own campus Last Saturday, Free Education for Everyone Galway was involved in a protest march from Eyre Square to NUI Galway, which resulted in […]