Students protest outside FG Galway meet

Gardaí have been called to the Radisson Hotel in Galway this afternoon where Fine Gael is holding its two-day think-in - after a disturbance involving students opposed to increased college fees.

Gardaí have been called to the Radisson Hotel in Galway this afternoon where Fine Gael is holding its two-day think-in - after a disturbance involving students opposed to increased college fees.

Two students have blocked part of the roadway into the hotel by lying on the road with their arms chained together.

They say they have been forced to take such radical action because they're not being listened to by the Government.

Student Senan McGee said he wants the Government to pay attention to their concerns.

"We are doing this because we are against any rise in the (university) registration fee," he said.

"We are also against the reintroduction of fees.

"We are here to make a clear statement that there is to be no cuts, no fees and no Fine Gael TDs - free education for everyone."

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