School Strike for Climate, 20th Sep 2019: Voices from the Galway Protests

Friday 20th September saw the latest in a series of global strikes aimed at bringing about international political change to combat the climate crisis.

They are led by school students in thousands of cities, following the school strike started by Greta Thunberg in Sweden in August 2018, and students are asking adults to join them.

Ed Coulson went to Eyre Square, the focus for the strikes in Galway, and returned with powerful statements from pupils, teachers, parents and grandparents, including from Claddagh National School and Educate Together National School.

Fellow CCR members Cleo de Vito and Cy O’Hara attended the planned strike in Castlebar, but were shocked to find themselves the only ones present. They came into the Good Morning Show studio on Monday 30th September to talk about that, and listen to the voices of the young and less young who had taken to the streets in Galway.

The link to the event Cleo talks about:

https://www.museum.ie/Country-Life/Events-Projects/The-Future-is-Rural