The Annual Congress of the Union of Students in Ireland will take place from 1st to 4th April at the Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.


This webpage will contain all official information for the Congress.

If you are a delegate or delegation leader to USI Congress 2019 you should bookmark this page in order to keep up to date with the most recent information on the event.

Congress Opening Address








Congress Motions Deadline

17.00 26 February 2019

Election Nominations Deadline

17.00 26 February 2019

USI Elections

Nominations to the Officer Board of the Union of Students in Ireland are now open.

Official Notification from Elections Subcommittee

Submit Motions to Congress

The order paper for Congress is now open for submission of motions.
USI Annual Congress 2019 Dates

Current Policy File

Current Constitution

Register your delegation

Registration of numbers for USI Congress delegations will open on 27 February 2019.

You needn’t do anything until then. 

What is Congress?
Congress is the democratic heart of USI.  it’s the place and time where students from across Ireland can discuss, learn and understand from their peers, and where the policy and leadership for USI are voted on.
What to bring to Congress
  • Your Student ID
  • Proof you’re over 18
  • Nightwear (you’ll be sharing a room)
  • Comfortable day-wear for a long day in a conference room
  • Wash kit
  • Gym gear if you want to make use of the facilities in the hotel
  • You may wish to dress for the Congress Annual Dinner on 3 April
  • Your A-Game.

Congress Timetable

The Congress Timetable will be here when it’s finalised.

Expect that about a week before Congress.

Congress’ Got Talent

The annual celebration of the performative talent of Ireland’s students (or at least those who go to Congress) takes place on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

Find out more in March 2019.

Election Hustings

USI Election Hustings take place on 1 April 2019 at USI Congress.

Some colleges may also arrange local hustings. These are not official USI events but we’ll list any details we get here.