One hour vigils to held outside small schools in County on May 31st

The group which organised the Education Rally in Letterkenny last March has announced plans for a series of 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 is stressing that the organisers are taking no position on the referendum, and neither should anyone taking part in the vigils.

He says this is about highlighting the fact that some of the schools hosting polling booths on this occasion could be closed the next time there is a vote in Ireland..........

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Fr Duffy says they considered whether to hold protests during Minister Ruari Quinn's visit to Donegal today, but decided not to because the events in the various schools are important to them, and they did not want to compromise that.