Author: Union of Students in Ireland (USI)

USI demands end to rent hikes for students

USI is supporting Sinn Féin Bill giving students living in student specific accommodation the full protection of the Residential Tenancies Acts The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is supporting the Sinn Féin Bill giving students living in student specific accommodation under license the full protection of the Residential Tenancies Acts. The support comes after recent months saw DCU Students’ Union and NUI Galway Students’ Union protesting rent hikes before term ends this year. In DCU, students are looking at paying up to €7,000 for the academic year, with the rent looking to increase to €9,000 starting next term....

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USI welcomes large youth turnout in referendum

Lazy stereotypes shattered, says USI The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) – which represents 374,000 students across Ireland – welcomed the high youth turnout on the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. USI predicted that turnout would be the largest youth voter turnout in the history of the state. Speaking about the result of the referendum, USI President Michael Kerrigan said: “We directly registered 26,979 new student voters in the lead up to this referendum and we know from our two week roadshow on campuses that students see this as a real issue for them whatever way they vote....

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USI predicts largest student turnout to vote in referendum

USI expects voter turnout for young people to be larger than Marriage Equality referendum in 2015 The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) – which represents 374,000 students across Ireland – has said that the student turnout to vote ‘Yes’ to remove the Eighth Amendment will be the largest youth voter turnout for any referendum in the history of the state. Speaking ahead of polls opening tomorrow, USI President Michael Kerrigan explained: “Students know that their future is at stake here. We directly registered 26,979 new student voters in the lead up to this referendum to remove the Eighth...

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USI launches carpooling platform #VoterMotor

USI helping tens of thousands of students to get home to vote on May 25th The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) today launched a new platform on studentsforchoice.ie called #VoterMotor giving student voters nationwide the opportunity to link up with other voters by arranging to travel together to their polling station on May 25th. Speaking at the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said: “Students are the ones driving change. This carpooling campaign will help get students home to vote on Friday if they’re stuck for a lift. Millions of Irish citizens will need to travel from their homes...

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USI disassociates from Cura

USI disassociate from Catholic crisis pregnancy support agency Cura Today, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) announced it is disassociating itself from Cura, the Catholic crisis pregnancy support agency, because of a failure to provide ‘full support’ for pregnant people when it comes to abortion and abortion support. Speaking about the move away from Cura, USI President Michael Kerrigan said: “Cura only provides two options during pregnancy counselling, which can cause unnecessary pressure and lack of knowledge for people to make an informed choice about what to do in an unplanned pregnancy. “Cura does not provide contact details...

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