Author: Daniel Waugh

USI Prepares To Mobilise Students To Campaign On Replacement of Eighth Amendment

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI)  has today called on students across Ireland to get out and have their say on the issue of the Eighth Amendment. The call comes after the recommendation from the Citizens’ Assembly on a referendum to replace the Eighth Amendment with 87% of the assembly members voting to replace the Eighth Amendment in it’s current form. Speaking at the Citizens’ Assembly meeting today, USI President Annie Hoey said, “the results from the Citizens’ Assembly today show that Ireland is ready and wants change to our abortion laws. Access to reproductive healthcare is clearly...

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98% of NCADSU Vote Yes to Join USI

98% of students from the National College of Art and Design Students’ Union (NCADSU) voted to remain with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Polls opened at 11am on Thursday 6th of April and closed at 4:30pm. Speaking after the result was announced, USI President Annie Hoey thanked the campaign team and the lead taken by NCADSU in the referendum. “USI look forward to working with NCADSU in the future and welcome the team on board. In the time where student loans are on the table at Government and publicly funded higher education is within our grasp now is the...

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This Week in USI March 27th – April 7th, 2017

General: The next USI Officer Board have been elected and will begin their term on July 1st. You can read the full results here. See who your next USI Officer Board are here! Last week USI held the annual Congress in Ennis with over 200 delegates in attendance. Have a look at how the Congress went and tag yourself in the photos here. Shortlisted awards for the Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2017 are now online. Click here for more information and to enter. The awards take place on April 20th in Dublin Castle. USI attended the NUS-USI Conference with the...

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USI Welcome the Re-Introduction of Postgraduate Grants and Encourage Students to Apply Early

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI)  has today welcomed the re-introduction of the grants for postgraduate students at third level. The SUSI grant system opened for applications for 2017/18 academic year on the 3rd of April. Speaking at the THEA launch on Monday, USI President Annie Hoey said “USI has campaigned consistently for the re-introduction of postgraduate supports and we are glad that the Government has listened to us and brought back supports for those in postgraduate education. We have campaigned solidly on this issue since the grant was abolished in 2012 and have lobbied TDs across all...

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91% of DITSU Voters Say Yes to USI

2989 students from DIT Students’ Union (DITSU) voted to remain with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) with a total of 3265 votes cast. Polls opened at 10am on Tuesday 14th of March and closed at 8pm on Wednesday the 15th of March. The count took place in DIT Bolton Street with Students’ Unions candidates present. Final result was 91% of DITSU voters saying yes to USI for another 3 years. Speaking after the result was announced, USI President Annie Hoey thanked the campaign team and the students of DIT. “USI look forward to continuing our work with the students of...

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