Congress 2017 – Get Ready

USI Congress 2017 will take place at the Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare from 27-30 March 2017. Are you attending?  We’re expecting around 250 student delegates to discuss the issues of the day and set the policies of the national student movement. I’m attending Congress Delegates coming to Congress should check out our info page: FAQs for Delegates I want my issues to be discussed You have a motion to submit to USI Congress?  That’s good.  Find out how to make it happen, here: How to submit motions It’s confirmed that I’m taking part To see what we’ll be...

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USI Congress Information

USI Congress has been called and will take place on 27-30 March at Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare. Getting there The hotel is on a main road in Ennis – we recommend using satnav to get there. Treacy’s West County Hotel Ennis, Co. Clare The Hotel has plentiful parking and is (at a push) within walking distance of the train and bus station. Food and Drink Your delegate fee includes breakfasts, lunches and dinners.  If you have special dietary requirements, you must inform your delegation leader before 15th March in order for these to be accommodated. Monday: Lunch...

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USI Addresses Oireachtas Education & Skills Committee

The President of the Union of Students, Annie Hoey, has given evidence to the joint Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee, setting out the student movement’s position on higher education funding. Read the position paper here Hoey, who was joined by Kieran McNulty, President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union and Jane Hayes Nally, the president of the Irish Secondary Schools Union, gave a detailed position statement and comprehensive evidence when questioned by members of the committee. Speaking ahead of the meeting, Hoey said: “Members of the Oireachtas will tomorrow hear from second and third level students concerned that the government...

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Union of Students in Ireland welcomes Scrapping of JobBridge and Commends Leo Varadkar on reducing exploitation in the workplace

  The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the scrapping of JobBridge and commended the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, on rebalancing decency and reducing exploitation in the workplace. USI said there was no need for a system webbed with pernicious practises as a pivotal point for jobseekers anymore because unemployment figures were dropping. “JobBridge has done horrendous damage to young people and their perception of acceptable work practises.” Kevin Donoghue, USI President, said. “We welcome the scrapping of this system by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar, and would like to congratulate him on this progressive...

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Union of Students in Ireland celebrates Anniversary of Marriage Equality with an #iPropose Campaign

  The Union of Students in Ireland celebrated the first anniversary of marriage equality outside the Department of An Taoiseach on the 23rd May with an #iPropose themed campaign. At the #iPropose campaign, USI illustrated the issues that are still blocking LGBT equality with props of engagement rings and messages, directed to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, such as “#iPropose an end to the blood ban”; “#iPropose an extension of Gender recognition to those under 18”; and #iPropose hate crime legislation be introduced.” The Union of Students in Ireland said the first year anniversary should be celebrated as a moment...

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