TD supports Donegal student leader arrested in the Dáil

The President of the Union of Students in Ireland was last night arrested in the Dáil.

John Logue, who is from Letterkenny, and around one hundred students were in the visitor gallery, watching as TDs voted on a motion put down by Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail.

It callied on the Education Minister to freeze student fees and third level grants at their current rates in December's budget - it was defeated.

Students stood up and turned their backs to the TDs in protest.

It's against Dail rules to stand up in the visitor gallery and when Mr. Logue refused to sit down - he was arrested and taken to Pearse Street Garda Station.

He was released from Garda custody a short time later.

Donegal Depuy Charlie McConalogue spoke on the motion - he says Mr Logue should never have been arrested: