Arranmore priest urges maximum support for education campaign after meeting Quinn

The group which organised the Education Rally in Letterkenny last March says following Minister Ruari Quinn's visit to Donegal today, it's even more important that parents, teachers and others support their planned vigils on May 31st as the country votes on the EU Fiscal Treaty.

Between 3 o'clock and 4 o'clock, it's intended that one hour vigils will take place outside every school being used as a polling station to highlight the message that investment is needed in education and small schools must not be closed.

Arranmore priest Fr John Joe Duffy and a parent from one of the affected schools had a brief meeting with Minister Quinn outside Senator Jimmy Harte's office this afternoon - Fr Duffy says they had a cordial but frank exchange..........