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26/10/2021

"We will not take it" - WIT Student President speaks at Dáil protest

"We will not take it" - WIT Student President speaks at Dáil protest

"We will not take it" - WIT Student President speaks at Dáil protest

The president of Waterford Institute of Technology Students Union (WITSU) has said students facing the accommodation crisis "will not take it" as protesting continues outside government buildings. 

Rachel McCartney made the comments at the student protest outside Dáil Éireann today, which hopes to raise awareness of the lack of accommodation for students as well as rising rental costs.  

According to McCartney in a video posted online, one in ten students in the county need somewhere to stay while conducting their studies. 

She said she and the Students Union team are attending today so that Waterford students' voices are heard. 

Her comments come after a heated exchange on the housing crisis in Dáil Éireann this afternoon between Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin's Pearse Dohety. 

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