Kevin Donoghue, USI President, pictured with two students in Heuston station
Iarnród Éireann is partnering with the Union of Students in Ireland and encouraging students across the country to go home to vote in the General Election. At all times Iarnród Éireann offers student discounts on all routes of up to 54%. Taking the train home to vote in their local constituency is the fastest, most relaxing and most environmentally friendly way to travel. Iarnród Éireann and USI are urging students to #VoterMotor and have their voices, and their votes, heard in the general election.
Iarnród Éireann offers huge discounts to students at all times with some routes having discounts of up to 54% – an adult open return ticket from Dublin to Galway is €51.40 and the student return is only €23.
“USI is delighted to be partnering with Iarnród Éireann in our #VoterMotor campaign,” USI President, Kevin Donoghue, said, “Since the marriage referendum in Ireland, young people have seen for themselves the power their vote has and the impact is has on society. We have registered tens of thousands of new student voters in the past three years with the help of organisations like SpunOut. We want to empower young people again in this General Election.”
The Voter Motor campaign encourages students to travel home together to vote in their local constituencies. As part of the campaign, USI are giving away four free return train tickets a day until the 26th February to students who use the hashtag #VoterMotor on Twitter and Facebook.
A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann said: “We offer heavily discounted student fares on all our services to students and with free WiFi onboard students can work or relax while the travel. Students are a very important group within society and it is important that their voice is heard.”