Prior to the 2011 Irish general election the Labour party and likely Education Minister Ruairi Quinn should Labour be in government. Made promises to the Irish electorate in particular young people and their parents that with Labour in government that Education would remain accessible and affordable.
2011-Labour manifesto-'' Labour abolished third-level fees in
1995, and we are opposed to their
re-introduction. We refuse to go back
to the days when only the relatively
wealthy could count on going to
third level, or when a family could
only afford to send one of their
children to college''
Prospective Education Minister Ruairi Quinn kept up this campaign of wooing Ireland's third level students by signing a USI pledge to not reintroduce third level fees or increase the student contribution.
However despite this promises Labour has not only backtracked but, capitulated on these election promises and raised the third level contribution effectively to three thousand Euro. As well as this their reform of the grant allocation with Susi has been an utter failure with many students hard up and living on handouts.
If you are sick of the lies, fed up Ruairi Quinn lied, as well as angry with how Education is being run in this country sign the petition.
We who support this petition call on the government to, sack Ruairi Quinn as Minister for Education due to his breaking of promises and poor management of the department of Education. As well as to honor all Education promises made in the 2011 General election to young people and parents.
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