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Labour Youth call for opportunities for Leaving Cert students

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 05:10 PM

Labour Youth call for opportunities for Leaving Cert students - Deputy Roisin Shortall joins Labour Youth in their protest calling for more opportunities for Leaving Cert students
Deputy Roisin Shortall joins Labour Youth in their protest calling for more opportunities for Leaving Cert students

Tomorrow is a big day for our 55,000 Leaving Certificate students with the release of the Leaving Cert exam results.

To highlight the lack of opportunities available for those students Labour Youth today organised a demonstration at the Dáil.

Speaking at the event, the chairperson of Labour Youth Rory Geraghty said: "Since this recession began the government has made no serious effort to invest in job creation or education and training. We have seen many of the allowances available for Third Level students slashed, we've seen the availability of college courses decrease and we've watched the introduction of Third Level fees by stealth.

"All we're asking for is that Leaving Cert students be given a chance. This Fianna Fáil/Green government need to put the jobs crisis at the top of its agenda. They need to revoke the cuts to the Department of Education & Science and they need to take some money from the Pension Reserve fund and invest it in job creation."


Labour Youth Chairperson Rory Geraghty speaking at event

For some tomorrow will bring a relief as they attain enough points for their desired courses while others who don't get the points they should not stress as there are supports available to guide them through what to do next.

The major newspapers will have special exam supplements with loads of advice and students and their families can also call a dedicated helpline with expert guidance and councillors on hand to help on every area relating to the exams. The exam helpline is 1800 265 165 and 1800 946 942.

You can see more photographs from today's protest on Flickr, and if you are on Facebook do take a minute and 'like' our new Facebook page.

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