Friday, 8 April 2011

NUI Maynooth union expresses outrage and supports call for international inquiry

April 8th, 2011:

As members of the academic community in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, we wish to express our outrage at the comments made by police in Mayo towards Maynooth student Jerrieann Sullivan and another protester who wishes to remain anonymous. Many Maynooth students have taken part in protests at Rossport and elsewhere over the years, and all have a right to do so without fear of intimidation, assault or sexual violence. We add our voice to the call for an independent international inquiry into the policing of protests around the Corrib Gas project.

Dr Colmán Etchingham, Chairperson
Dr Colin Coulter, Vice Chairperson
Maynooth Branch of the Irish Federation of University Teachers