TU Dublin Students’ Union Pledges Support For The National Student Protest, Calling Students To March On October 4th.

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TU Dublin Students’ Union has pledged its full support for The Union of Students Ireland (USI) plans National Student Demonstration in Dublin City on 4th October. The USI are asking students to attend the march and bring an umbrella to symbolize the ‘rainy day’.  

USI are calling on the government to invest their €65 billion ‘rainy day’ fund to tackle the student accommodation crisis and soaring cost of going to college. 

The USI Pre-Budget submission (linked here) calls for 30,000 new student beds, along with free public transport for students and the complete abolition of the student contribution fee by 2027. 

TU Dublin Students’ Union President Brian Jordan said:Despite a planned budgetary surplus of €65.2 billion by 2027, the government has yet to do anything practical improve the lives of students. We could remove all fees for third level students this year, and it would amount to less than 0.01% of this huge surplus. 

TU Dublin Students’ Union are calling on students to take to the streets and make their voices heard on Wednesday 4th October.  

The Students’ Union have also written to the University President requesting an ‘amnesty’ for students g where attendance is normally required and/or reflected in their grades, so that they are not penalized for their participation in the protest.  

Jordan added: Fight against those at the top, and demand better. You’ve worked so hard to get here. Don’t give up now.” 

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