Today I witnessed, from work, part of the protest in Cork against the reintroduction of third-level fees. According to the Evening Echo story 6,000 students took part in the protest. Strangely enough on the same day, the Irish Universities Association has been outlining its case for the reintroduction of third-level college fees before the Oireachtas education committee. Good timing on behalf of the students!
My first involvement with student politics was on a similar, but smaller, march against fees back with I was a first year student in UCC, which was five years ago now. I am feeling old now! Hopefully fees will not be reintroduced. But well done to all involved on the protest!