[Audio] Objection to Barroso’s Cork visit

27th February 2014
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

Protestors are expected in University College Cork next week
when President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso arrives to
collect an Honorary Doctorate.

Next Wednesday the man who is “the most powerful officeholder in the EU
will travel to UCC for the second time, having previously spoken in 2008 on
the Lisbon Treaty.

UCC’s President Michael Murphy says in honouring Mr Barosso the
University is recognising the role that the EU has played in the
transformation of Irish universities

but…

Cork City Councillor Mick Barry from the Anti Austerity Alliance has
criticised UCC’s decision, saying the University is sending out the wrong
message.

0227-BAROSSO-01-mick-barry-is-unhappy.mp3

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