Abolishing NUI

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When I heard the news that Batt O’Keeffe was suggesting that that National University of Ireland be abolished, I initially thought it was a good idea. Then I stopped and thought about it and realised he must be reading from the same book that Enda was reading from!

Abolishing NUI is bad idea. Yes it will save money, but not a whole lot. The NUI serves some useful functions, and it would serve more if third level institutions were properly funded!

Todays Irish Times Editorial sets out some good reasons to why it shouldn’t be abolished, no matter what an Bord Snip Nua says. I cant help but agree!

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An Bord Snip

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Okay so an Board Snip has been published and its recommending some serious cuts in various sections of Government. Some are good ideas, others are savage. I agree with most of the mergers but not with some of the cuts.

There is one thing we must remember with the report. It is only recommendations. We now know what the Government have been recommended to do, so if we think soething shouldn’t be done we need to get out there and lobby for what we want protected.

This is the advantage of the democracy we live. A lot of TD’s (especially rural TDs) will be looking at this report and shaking at the thought of the next election if some of these measures are brought to pass.

The Oireactas is on its summer break, so it is the perfect time to get lobbying your TD and giving them the reasons why the cuts shouldnt happen.

I know I will be lobbying my TDs on a few of the issues that I care about, its up do you do lobby for what you want!

Check out the Irish Election posts on the Bord Snip reports to see what is being recommended without going through the report.

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