Maskey supports St Mary’s student protest at Stormont
Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey has stated that the large turnout at the protest at Stormont over the potential closure St Mary’s today demonstrates the levels of support for the retention of the college.
Mr Maskey, speaking at the protest, said;
“I attended a protest today in support of the St Mary’s students and staff members. Sinn Féin MLAs turned out in great numbers to support all those who utilise the college.
“Clearly there are huge levels of concern regarding Minister Farry’s decision to remove the special premia from St Mary’s which will, if taken away, essentially lead to the closure of the college.
“I, along with all of those in protest, call on him to reverse his decision with regards to the necessary funding.
“I would like to congratulate the 250 students for their campaign at Stormont raising a very important issue which is a big deal for West Belfast.
“The Minister must listen to the calls of the students and all of those protesting and respond in a positive manner.”