Lockstep Boondock Saint
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Saw this when going through Shop Street today, banners blocking the door to the bank with red flags and the Socialist Worker copies being hung in the window.

Thoughts?

biko Arbiter
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Your own thoughts?

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inisboffin Registered User
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I posted about it in the Rag Week thread, just saw this.

c_man Registered User
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“The march finished at the office of Fine Gael TD for the area Brian Walsh.


Isn't Labour TD Derek Nolan's office nearer to that AIB bank? I wonder why the likes of Labour Youth don't seem to give him any hassle regarding the fees...

Lockstep Boondock Saint
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c_man said:
Isn't Labour TD Derek Nolan's office nearer to that AIB bank? I wonder why the likes of Labour Youth don't seem to give him any hassle regarding the fees...


His office is down at the docks, NUIG students (including Labour Youth members) protested there a couple of months ago and again last week.

c_man Registered User
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Right, so Nolan's is closer. Haven't heard about those protests, maybe the roof was too high up for them

ben.schlomo Registered User
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I find that far more irritating than anything that happened during rag week.


The account also claims that “parents and primary school children” had arrived to support the occupation

Wonder is that yer woman that turns up at all the protests with her kids in tow!!!

orangebud Registered User
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factual lies Registered User
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ben.schlomo said:

Wonder is that yer woman that turns up at all the protests with her kids in tow!!!


yes it was!!!! lol

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inisboffin Registered User
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factual lies said:
yes it was!!!! lol


In fairness there are a more than a few things going on in this country to be p*ssed off about and want to protest. I wouldn't be surprised seeing the same people at some different stuff tbh

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I don't get how people expect free education. Someone needs to pay for the teachers and buildings. yes there are some students who wouldn't be able to go to college if they had no grants or whatever but the majority can afford it. I'm a student with no job, get the grant (not the full one) but could still afford more cuts. I don't waste my money, so have about 120 euro maybe less a month left to spend on stuff like tax or whatever along with some help from parents.

tl;dr

Don't protest about cost of education if you waste your money on stupid things as it is.

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#12

Is it not enough for these parasites that they get free education through primary and secondary school?

Who is supposed to pay for everyone's life long free education? What about employed people who go to training courses or night classes, should these also be free?

The graduate output from our third level education system is nothing short of dire.

Lecturers seem tired, uninspired and often have an outdated unmaintained knowledge of the subjects they teach (especially in IT).

Students seem more interested in trying to live up to the "mad hoor" student lifestyle and are overly image and social status conscious attention whores which distracts them from the actual purpose of higher level education, and that is to learn.

Even when they do try most of them are just too thick to gain any kind of worthwhile qualification.

Absolute waste of money providing free / cheap third level education. Just does not work.

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ben.schlomo Registered User
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desaparecidos said:
Is it not enough for these parasites that they get free education through primary and secondary school?

Who is supposed to pay for everyone's life long free education? What about employed people who go to training courses or night classes, should these also be free?

The graduate output from our third level education system is nothing short of dire.

Lecturers seem tired, uninspired and often have an outdated unmaintained knowledge of the subjects they teach (especially in IT).

Students seem more interested in trying to live up to the "mad hoor" student lifestyle and are overly image and social status conscious attention whores which distracts them from the actual purpose of higher level education, and that is to learn.

Even when they do try most of them are just too thick to gain any kind of worthwhile qualification.

Absolute waste of money providing free / cheap third level education. Just does not work.

You dont half talk a lot of nonsense.

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celty Registered User
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Occupy Hole in The Wall

Occupy Supermac's

Occupy AIB

.... where next? (Is there some pattern here?)

Perhaps this ain't the best week in the year for students to campaign for 'free fees' after hundreds of them were seen drinking all day, holding a rave in a fast food joint, and celebrating at a fella letting off a flare in Eyre Square just last week

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WallyGUFC Registered User
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A small minority of muppets who claim to represent us all. They should learn some basic Economics. I'm a student, I don't want fees to go up, but they have to! What is blocking the entrance to one of Galway City's busiest banks going to achieve?

Those protestors, especially one or two prominent ones, are just Ireland's future professional protestors. Wasters in other words.

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