Labour TDs Derek Nolan and Colm Keaveney will come under severe pressure from the NUI Galway Students’ Union not to re-introduce third level fees in any form.
Before last week’s election, Labour re-affirmed its “commitment to quality and publicly funded third level education” by signing the Union of Students in Ireland’s Election Pledge.
Labour has also promised not to re-introduce third level fees by way of student loans, graduate taxes, or any further increase in the Student Contribution to Higher Education.
The NUIG SU is calling on students to log on to www.TellYourTD.com and send an email to all Labour TDs reminding them of their party’s promise.
“Labour made firm promises in relation to education that would have attracted votes from the thousands of students who registered to vote on campuses across the country,” said Peter Mannion, NUIG SU president. “However, the day after the election Ruairí Quinn stated Labour had no red line issues that could not be negotiated. Students are keen to remind Labour that a promise is a promise.”