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Lecturers at the country’s Institutes of Technology say they ‘exhausted every reasonable avenue’ before embarking on today’s strike.

TUI ITT protest
4-thousand lecturers are engaged in industrial action in a row over cutbacks and staffing levels, including members of the TUI in IT Tralee.
They claim since 2008 the number of students has increased by nearly 22-thousand, while the number of lecturing positions has decreased by 550.
Gerry Quinn is President of the TUI – he says going out on strike was a last resort: