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Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) staged a lunchtime demonstration outside University Hospital Galway yesterday (Wednesday) in protest over Government plans to introduce “savage” pay cuts for fourth year student nurses.
The recently launched National Strategy for Higher Education will “undermine the Irish education system” and make third level available to those who can afford it, says a spokesperson for NUI Galway Students’ Union.
More than 2,000 students from NUI Galway and GMIT and their supporters are expected to descend on Spanish Arch at lunchtime today to protest against proposed Government plans to increase registration fees and impose cuts to the student maintenance grant.
The threat of an increase in registration fees and a cut to maintenance grants has prompted the NUI Galway’s Student Union to take action by launching a nationwide e-campaign which aims to provide students with a platform to air their views and to lobby local TDs.
The NUI Galway Students’ Union will be encouraging male students to grow a moustache for Movember to raise funds for the Action Prostate Programme run by the Irish Cancer Society.
The NUI, Galway Students’ Union is urging students to apply for maintenance grants “as soon as possible”.
Nobel Peace prize winner and Holocaust survivor Professor Elie Wiesel will deliver an address via video link at NUI Galway next Wednesday at 7pm.
Washington comes to NUI Galway on Thursday October 30, when the University hosts a US Presidential Election Debate featuring senior representatives of the Democrat and Republican parties. Just four days before the closely contested election, Grant Lally, national co-chairman of the Irish American Republicans, will go head-to-head in a debate with Bruce Morrison, former US Connecticut Congressman and author of the Morrison Visa Program.
Galway man Peter Mannion had one hell of a summer job, one that culminated in him meeting president-elect Barack Obama on the steps of Capitol Hill.
When Barack Obama made his victory speech after last week’s US presidential election, he said: “Change has come to America”.