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USI welcomes 20 years of the Good Friday Agreement

20 Years of the Good Friday Agreement Welcoming the twentieth anniversary of the agreement, President of the Union of Students in Ireland Michael Kerrigan said: “The Union of Students in Ireland today marks twenty years since the historic peace agreement in Northern Ireland. USI is intensely proud of the role students played in building peace and in securing a yes vote in referendums North and South of the border. The dedication of NUS-USI to the ideals of solidarity, human rights and peace were decisive in securing an end to violence, all in the face of determined and fierce opposition...

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USI Welcomes May Referendum Date

NEWS RELEASE 28 March 2018 IMMEDIATE RELEASE   USI Welcomes May Referendum Date The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the confirmation of 25th May as the day for the referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to Bunreacht na hÉireann. The confirmation of the date will come as a relief to student leaders and activists across Ireland, who feared that efforts were being made to frustrate the process and lead to a referendum date outside of term time, when many students would be unavailable to vote due to J1 visa commitments as well as the timing of state...

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USI condemns drastic increases in student accommodation near DCU

The Union of Students in Ireland has condemned the decision of off-campus student accommodation providers near DCU to drastically increase to cost of accommodation for the upcoming academic year. USI stands in solidarity with Dublin City University Students’ Union, and agrees that the proposed price rises are disproportionate and exploitative of students as a captive audience.   USI President Michael Kerrigan said; “These providers are well aware that students can’t find alternatives to their offering, and believed they can get away with this sort of price gouging of students and their parents.  DCU students are right to condemn what...

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Hiring: Student Housing Project Executive

Job Title Student Housing Project Executive Salary €35,000 p/a Responsible to General Manager Place of Work Dublin (with work in institutions across Ireland) Hours of work  40 hours per week – Monday to Friday Period of Contract  Initially fixed term for 12 months – this post is dependent on external funding which is currently in place. Additional Hours The post holder will also be required to work occasional evenings and weekends to meet organisational objectives with a flexible time-off in lieu system in operation. Background to USI USI is the national representative body for 354,000 students in third-level education on the Island of...

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