Today In Dublin: 40,000 protest against Budget cutbacks
40,000 protest against Budget cutbacks Saturday, 6 December 2008 15:39
Gardaí (police) estimate that up to 40,000 people have taken part in a protest against education cutbacks in Dublin city centre.
The primary teachers' union has called on the Minister for Education and Science to begin talks on reversing the education cutbacks.
INTO General Secretary John Carr said the presence of so many protesters was a powerful message to the Government that the cutbacks must be reversed.
Meanwhile the organisation's president Declan Kelleher called the education cutbacks an 'act of educational vandalism'.
He said Education Minister Batt O'Keeffe could save money by bring some 'sanity' into the school building programme.