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Sinn Féin supports students – Adams

16 November, 2011 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD joined the student demonstration this afternoon outside Leinster House.

He was accompanied by Sinn Féin’s Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald, Pearse Doherty TD and Jonathan O Brien TD.

Speaking to students and journalists the Sinn Féin leader expressed his “solidarity and support for the ‘Stop Fees. Save the Grant’ campaign.”

He said:

“Sinn Féin believes that access to third level education is a right not a privilege.

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, TD, and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore should now honour
Labour’s pre-election pledge that there will be no increase in fees or cuts to the maintenance grant.

“Sinn Féin also rejects any attempt by the Government to abolish support for postgraduate students.

“Sinn Féin supports the students and is opposed to any increase in college fees or additional cuts to student supports.” ENDS

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