You have the day off today if you're a student in an IT college 6 years ago

You have the day off today if you're a student in an IT college

Strike action is taking place around Ireland.

14 of Ireland's Institute of Technologies will be closed today as staff are protesting.

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RTÉ has reported the news, with employees halting their work for one day over concerns in funding cuts.

While the number of IT students in Ireland has increased by a third over the last eight years, there is a 10% decrease in full-time staff numbers.

Today's strike is being supported by the Union of Students in Ireland.