We have seen mass protests in Chile, Hong Kong, Catalonia, Beirut and Baghdad in just the last few weeks. The causes of each are very different, but it seems a lack of trust in major institutions is at the heart of each situation.
Former staff members of the Church of Ireland College of Further Education will continue their industrial action against poor treatment, loss of personal benefits, loss of autonomy and the termination of programmes following the college’s incorporation into DCU last year.
The Union of Students in Ireland hosted a photocall outside Leinster house on Monday in protest of cuts to the 2016 mental health budget, which had originally ring-fenced €35 million for the sector. USI members