Author: Union of Students in Ireland (USI)

Síona Cahill voted as new USI President

Longford native Síona Cahill (25), currently Deputy President of USI and Vice President for Equality and Citizenship, has been elected to lead the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) for the 2018-2019 term at the annual Congress in Galway. The Union represents over 374,000 students across Ireland. Cahill is a graduate of a BCL Law and Sociology of Maynooth University and served two terms as Maynooth University Students’ Union Vice President for Welfare and Equality before being elected to the national position with the USI. Speaking after the election, Cahill said: “In 2018-2019, students will be a force to...

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Students Launch National Campaign To Remove Eighth Amendment

Today, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are launching the national student-led campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution at the annual student Congress in Galway. The campaign, Students For Choice, will be registering thousands of students to vote ahead of polling day on May 25th. Speaking at the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said, “We cannot make any change to our barbaric abortion laws without removing the Eighth Amendment. We will be on the right side of history, and we’re bringing hundreds of thousands of students along with us. We’re ramping up to register students...

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Student Teachers Placement Report Launched

42% of student teachers consider dropping out due to financial pressures The full report can be downloaded here. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI), alongside trade unions ICTU, TUI, ASTI and INTO, released a report today detailing that 42% of student teachers consider dropping out of college due to financial pressures associated with work placement. The report outline the average cost of placement for student teachers per week was €160 for just travel, resources and materials, food, and the Gaeltacht fee payment. Over 3,000 students were surveyed across the country highlighting the financial pressure placed on student teachers,...

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Students Support National Campaign To #RepealThe8th

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is supporting the the national civil society campaign, Together For Yes, to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution in order to protect women’s safety, health and wellbeing. In the coming months, USI will also be registering thousands of students to vote ahead of the proposed date of May 25th. Speaking about the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said, “Students are behind this campaign, and are willing to show compassion by voting ‘Yes’ so people can make personal and private decisions without the fear of being charged as criminals. We must remove...

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An Chéad Fhoclóir LADTA Béarla-Gaeilge Seolta

Seoladh foclóir aiteach i dteanga na Gaeilge inniu in Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath mar chuid de chomhoibriú idir Aontas na Mac Léinn in Éirinn (AMLÉ), BeLonG To Youth Services, agus an Transgender Equality Network of Ireland (TENI) le tacaíocht ó Joe McHugh, Aire don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht, agus do na hOileáin. Is é ‘An Foclóir Aiteach’ an chéad fhoclóir den chineál seo in Éirinn le breis is 100 focal agus téarmaí aistrithe. Ag labhairt ag an tseoladh, dúirt Uachtarán AMLÉ, Michael Kerrigan: ‘Tá rímead orainn ‘An Foclóir Aiteach’ a sheoladh le BeLonG To Youth Services agus TENI le...

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