President | Michael Kerrigan

Name Michael Kerrigan
Twitter @mkgalway
E-mail president@usi.ie
Michael Kerrigan is the elected President of USI for 2017/2018. Michael was the former USI Vice President for the BMW Region and was previously the President of GMIT Students’ Union in 2016/2017. Michael served as the Education Officer and the Welfare Officer of GMIT Students’ Union before that. Michael ran for USI with the funding of higher education being his main priority for USI.

Vice President for Equality and Citizenship | Síona Cahill

Name Síona Cahill
Twitter @USIequality
E-mail equality@usi.ie
Siona Cahill hails from Longford and served in Maynooth Students’ Union as the Vice President for Welfare and Equality for two terms. Her passions include disability rights, repeal the 8th and she is an avid LGBTQ rights activist. Her claim to fame so far has been her great social media presence and creating the hashtag #MakeGraTheLaw. She now leads the Students For Choice campaign with an elected taskforce of student representatives from the USI membership.

 Vice President for Welfare | Niamh Murtagh

Name Niamh Murtagh
Twitter @USI_Welfare
E-mail welfare@usi.ie
Niamh was formerly Vice President for the Southern Region.  She joins us from Institute of Technology Tralee Students’ Union where she served two terms as Welfare Officer. Niamh is a dog lover who enjoys running events – especially anything that involves tech. She is an active LGBTQ activist and has a passion for reducing cyber bullying.

Vice President for Academic Affairs | Oisín Hassan

Name Oisín Hassan
Twitter @USI_Education
E-mail academicaffairs@usi.ie
Oisín served as the Vice President for Education at Queens University Belfast Students’ Union in 2016/2017 and as Vice President for Equality and Diversity in 2015/2017. His passions include all things related to quality assurance of higher education and campaigning on LGBTQ rights in Northern Ireland. Oisín’s role includes representing students’ views on national bodies like the QQI and working with SUSI.

Vice President for Campaigns | Amy Kelly

Name Amy Kelly
Twitter @amynicheallaigh
E-mail campaigns@usi.ie
Amy Kelly was GMIT Students’ Union President for 2016/2017 and served two terms as the Vice President for Welfare previously. Amy has a background in radio and broadcast media with a passion for ensuring students’ rights at work are not in violation. Hailing from Kildare, Amy’s role is to manage all of USI’s campaigns in terms of branding, communications and getting members active.

Vice President for the BMW Region | Jimmy McGovern

Name Jimmy McGovern
Twitter @USI_BMW
E-mail bmw@usi.ie
Jimmy McGovern represents and organises in the Border, Midlands and Western region alongside Students’ Unions in NUI Galway, GMIT, Sligo IT, Letterkenny IT, St Angelas, Athlone IT, Maynooth University and DKIT. Jimmy previously served as President of NUI Galway Students’ Union in 2016/2017 and as Vice President for Welfare in 2015/2016.

 

Vice President for the Southern Region | Michelle Byrne

Name Michelle Byrne
Twitter @USI_South
E-mail south@usi.ie
Michelle Byrne represents and organises in the Southern region alongside Students’ Unions in WIT, UCC, CIT, IT Tralee, Limerick IT and LSAD and LIT Tipperary, Carlow College and IT Carlow. Michelle previously served as President of WIT Students’ Union in 2016/2017 and as Education Officer in 2015/2016.

Vice President for the Dublin Region | Aisling Cusack

Name Aisling Cusack
Twitter @USI_Dublin
E-mail dublin@usi.ie
Aisling Cusack represents and organises in the Dublin region alongside Students’ Unions in TCD, DIT, IADT, NCAD, NCI, IT Tallaght, IT Blanchardstown, DCU and Colaiste Dhulaigh. Ailsing previously served as Education Officer of IT Tallaght Students’ Union in 2016/2017  and in 2015/2016. Aisling will work with colleges on the Technological University mergers and lobby government to ensure the student voice is at the forefront at the new bill.

Leas-Uachtarán don Gaeilge |Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha

Name Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha
Twitter @USI_Gaeilge
E-mail gaeilge@usi.ie

NUS USI President |Olivia Potter-Hughes

Name  Olivia Potter-Hughes
Twitter @ObvsOlivia
E-mail olivia.potter-hughes@nistudents.org