Author: Union of Students in Ireland (USI)

USI launches poster campaign

USI urging tens of thousands of students to get home this weekend for final campaign push The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is today launching four new posters as part of the national student-led campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. The Students For Choice poster campaign is calling on voters to vote ‘Yes’ ahead of polling day on May 25th. With youth voter turnout in mind, the posters state care in a crisis needs every yes, and that students are ready to get out and vote. Speaking at the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said:...

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USI supporting student-led ‘super Yes canvass’

Today, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is supporting the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) large-scale ‘super Yes canvass’ of Dublin today from 12pm to 6pm across key locations all over the city. The canvass comes as part of the final push mobilising tens of thousands of voters to vote ‘Yes’ ahead of polling day on May 25th. USI President Michael Kerrigan, who will be canvassing with USI, said: “It’s great to see almost 100 Trinity students holding over 20 Together for Yes stalls across Dublin today. Despite exams being on, students are still actively campaigning to...

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UK campaign launched to get Irish students home to vote

With just two weeks left until polling day on May 25th, travel bursaries have been made available for Irish students to travel home   The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) welcomes the UK wide ‘Home to V8te’ campaign from NUS-UK alongside NUS-USI to campaign for Irish students studying in institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to travel home to vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on May 25th. Speaking about campaign, USI President Michael Kerrigan said: “Any Irish citizens studying in the UK can get in touch with their Students’ Union and avail of a...

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All-Island Civic Dialogue – USI Address

Oisín Hassan, USI Vice President for Academic Affairs. All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit. Mon, April 30th 2018 – Dundalk Institute of Technology. “My name’s Oisín Hassan, and I’m the Vice President for Academic Affairs with the Union of Students in Ireland. USI represent 374,000 students across the island of Ireland, both North and South, alongside our friends in NUS-USI in the North. As an all-island student movement with strong links to our colleagues in NUS UK, Brexit completely disrupts the delicate context of post-secondary education that we work within. For our students and the staff in our institutions Brexit...

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Almost 27,000 students register to vote

“We expect this number to rise. We’re not finished yet” says USI President The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) today announced that Students’ Unions all over Ireland have directly registered 26,979 new student voters in the in the lead up to the referendum to remove the Eighth Amendment. Speaking about the voter registration drives, USI President Michael Kerrigan said: “We’re not surprised to see so many new students registering to vote, it’s clear students want to vote on this issue. Our campaign is all about ensuring students are registered to vote and encouraging them to vote ‘Yes’ on...

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