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A member of NUIM FEE addresses the crowd at Budget 2011 protest
national / education / news report Wednesday December 08, 2010 00:37 by LM   image 1 image
Changes to the qualifying criteria for the adjacent rate of the student maintenance grant, announced in the Budget for 2011, will lead to students facing up to the prospect of an almost 60% decrease in financial aid. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / education / news report Thursday December 02, 2010 13:21 by RSC   image 2 images
Over Halloween the Rossport Solidarity Camp held a skills-share weekend. There was a good selection of workshops to choose from including NVDA (Non-Violent Direct Action), knots, climbing, renewable energy & sustainable activism.

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dublin / education / news report Wednesday December 01, 2010 13:34 by ultraka   text 1 comment (last - wednesday december 01, 2010 15:15)   image 3 images
There are currently around 100 student activists occupying the grounds of the Department of Education, on Marlborough St., Dublin.

At the time of writing there is an open space discussion happening on the subject of "alternative education".

Gardai have locked the gate and are not allowing additional participants to enter. However the atmosphere inside is peaceful and constructive.

Come down to Marlborough St. (off Talbot St.) to show your solidarity with the activists inside!

The Surprise Conference 2010, is an event organized by a group of autonomous individuals with the view to starting a more open minded conversation about the future of Irish education that the one that is currently taking place. We feel that the current education system is expensive and inefficient and rather than simply making financial cuts we should make long term structural changes.
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national / education / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 17, 2010 12:20 by SIPTU PRO   image 1 image
SIPTU is absolutely opposed to the lifting of the cap on University tuition fees proposed through the Browne review which could see fees soar to an extortionate rate of up to £12,000 per year. It beggars belief that these proposals be put forward at anytime, never mind in the depths of one of the harshest economic recessions.

The Browne review or any other proposed hike in student or tuition fees can not be allowed to happen, this will only result in preventing thousands of young people from low to middle income earning families from going to University and in thousands more emigrating with little to no prospects here. read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / feature Monday November 15, 2010 23:00 by TD   text 17 comments (last - monday november 29, 2010 11:45)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
"An injury to one is the concern of all", according to Free Education for Everyone spokesperson.
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dublin / education / opinion/analysis Friday November 12, 2010 15:33 by Revolution Now...
Firsthand account of what happened at the Student Protest. read full story / add a comment
UK: A demonstrator kicks in a window at Millbank Tower, Tory HQ
international / education / news report Thursday November 11, 2010 11:29 by Londons burning   text 7 comments (last - monday august 08, 2011 02:27)   image 10 images   video 6 video files
Britain's seeing its biggest protest yet against the deep cuts the country faces to tackle its massive debts. Yesterday in London over 50,000 students protested against a planned hike in tuition fees which could see them treble to 9-thousand pounds a year. Later things got far more confrontational; students confronted police, entered conservative party HQ, smashed windows, occupied roof, lit fires in streets... Student fees protestors claim: 'This is just the beginning' read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / news report Wednesday November 10, 2010 09:42 by Aileen   text 6 comments (last - saturday november 13, 2010 11:01)
Members of the NUIM IFUT Branch Committee sent the letter below to NUI Maynooth Student Union President congratulating the students on demonstrating in defense of Irish education and expressing grave concern at Garda actions on the Wednesday November the 3rd. read full story / add a comment
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national / education / feature Wednesday November 10, 2010 02:20 by Squirrel   text 16 comments (last - monday november 15, 2010 19:30)   image 2 images
Upwards of 25,000 students from across Ireland descended onto the streets of Dublin on Wednesday 3rd November, 2,000 students broke off and occupied the Department of Finance, here are 2 interviews with students present. read full story / add a comment
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national / education / news report Sunday November 07, 2010 15:45 by EmmaG   image 3 images   video 1 video file
USI President, Gary Redmond, said:

“USI is disappointed by the behaviour of a small number of people, which occurred during an incident at the Department of Finance. This incident was completely separate from USI’s demonstration yesterday.

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dublin / education / news report Thursday November 04, 2010 15:47 by Trade Union TV   text 10 comments (last - tuesday november 09, 2010 19:47)   image 20 images
No comment style video report from Student demo in Dublin yesterday. read full story / add a comment
international / education / news report Tuesday November 02, 2010 18:52 by revoltvideo   video 1 video file


On the twentieth of October, twenty-five volunteers will head off to Kilimanjaro, to work on building a school for poor children in the area. Despite the recession these volunteers are paying for their own flights and are busy fundraising to buy building materials for the school. read full story / add a comment
international / education / news report Sunday October 03, 2010 21:36 by Sean Crudden   text 1 comment (last - saturday august 23, 2014 14:43)
I travelled by Malev Airlines through Budapest from Dublin Airport to Thessaloniki on Tuesday for the first assembly in 6 years of ENUSP (European Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry). A conference; workshops; an election of a new board representative of all the regions of Europe; and an open air concert in Aristotle Square, the principal civic square in Thessaloniki, on Thursday night at the end of the conference. The theme of the conference was the future for users and survivors. The motto of the concert was Stop Psychiatric Violence. I reversed my journey on Friday evening reaching Jenkinstown at 23.55.
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donegal / education / press release Sunday August 01, 2010 13:59 by éirígí Sligeach   text 1 comment (last - sunday august 01, 2010 15:30)
The proposal to use the widely discredited public private partnership scheme to build a new school premises for Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny has been condemned by éirígí. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / education / press release Monday July 12, 2010 17:52 by LASC   text 1 comment (last - tuesday july 13, 2010 10:09)   image 1 image   1 attached file
Community Employment Post based in the
LATIN AMERICA SOLIDARITY CENTRE  LASC

Applicants must be in receipt of state benefit for 52 weeks or longer

Volunteers & Membership Officer
The Volunteer and Membership Development Officer facilitates the relationships
between members and volunteers and those managing and working in the Centre.
An interest in solidarity issues an advantage read full story / add a comment
kildare / education / news report Wednesday May 12, 2010 01:13 by Professor Ahern NUIM.   text 9 comments (last - tuesday may 18, 2010 14:18)
Only weeks after Bill Cullen dismissed Irish young people as lazy and almost allergic to work, telling us that we should be working for free, this gem arrives in the email inbox of every student in Maynooth. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Thursday April 22, 2010 10:33 by Laurence Cox
Invitation to present at a workshop on activist research methods in June. read full story / add a comment
national / education / news report Wednesday April 07, 2010 14:13 by Miriam Cotton   text 17 comments (last - tuesday april 13, 2010 20:27)
The TUI voted unanimously yesterday to reject the Croke Park pay deal. This morning Mary Coughlan gave a speech at the union's annual conference during which she made no reference to yesterday's vote nor did she take any questions from the floor. When she finished, a union member at the front bobbed up beside her wearing a Sean Fitzpatrick face-mask. Members treated her to total silence both before and after her speech. In contrast Ryan was greeted with constant rounds of applause and standing ovations throughout his speech. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Thursday March 18, 2010 08:45 by Laurence Cox   text 3 comments (last - wednesday april 07, 2010 19:17)   1 attached file
For decades community groups, the women's movement and other social justice movements have been the driving force behind equality in Ireland, while global justice activists have highlighted the crisis of climate change and neo-liberalism. As economies falter and social partnership collapses, what do we already know about how to change the world? This course brings together experienced activists in community education and social movements with those interested and motivated about social justice to create new knowledge and develop alternatives. Do you want to join us on this learning journey? read full story / add a comment
national / education / opinion/analysis Friday March 12, 2010 22:31 by Emily Smith   text 17 comments (last - tuesday march 23, 2010 14:56)   image 1 image
Articles about the shortcomings of recent graduates appeared in all of last weekend's papers. This is a response to those articles from one of those illiterate graduates. read full story / add a comment
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