Students call for protection of 'free fees'

Tuesday 24 April 2007 12.09
Colm Hamrogue - Wants next Govt to increase grants
Colm Hamrogue - Wants next Govt to increase grants

Students are calling on political parties not to reintroduce third level fees.

The Union of Students in Ireland wants the pledge to be part of their election manifestos.

The student body was due to press home its demand at a gathering outside the Dublin Institute of Technology on Bolton Street this morning.

The President of the union, Colm Hamrogue, says students cannot reach the top unless free fees are protected and grants are increased by the next Government.