Jul 16, 2024

USI statement on violence at Coolock site

The Union of Students in Ireland was disgusted by the events carried out in Coolock yesterday, by a group of individuals intent on inciting violence, fear and hatred. USI stands in solidarity with all those affected by the violence, particularly the worker who was injured at the site and the communities these protests are attacking. This is a welcoming island and USI, Students’ Unions, and the students we represent, support all refugees and...

Jul 12, 2024

New legislation to ban ’51-week only’ student leases provides required clarity ahead of new academic year

New legislation to stop student accommodation providers from only offering 51-week leases passed through the Oireachtas yesterday (July 11), is welcomed by the Union of Students in Ireland. USI had brought the issue to the attention of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science in January when a number of students came to the union saying they were only being offered 51-week leases instead of the usual...

Jun 26, 2024

Delays in 358 bed student accommodation project shows lack of urgency and will to address student accommodation crisis – USI and Trinity College SU

Clarity must be provided by Government or by Trinity College on what needs to happen to ensure that a project for 358 student beds can be delivered as soon as possible, says Trinity College Students Union and the Union of Students in Ireland. In response to a Parliamentary Question asked by Cian O’Callaghan TD on behalf of TCDSU and USI, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Patrick O'Donovan confirmed that planned student accommodation...

May 24, 2024

Vacancy: NStEP Manager

National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP) Manager The partners supporting the NStEP programme now seek applications for the post of Programme Manager on a fixed-term, 3-year contract. About NStEP The National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP) was launched in 2016 to develop a national vision for enhancing and embedding student engagement within higher education. NStEP is a joint initiative of the Union of Students of Ireland (USI),...

May 22, 2024

Union of Students in Ireland statement on official recognition by Ireland of the State of Palestine

While officially recognising the State of Palestine is the right thing to do, the student movement will continue to demand the Government of Ireland takes actions that focus on ending Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian rights, says the Union of Students in Ireland. Recognition of the State of Palestine by Ireland is well overdue, but this has not been the focus of current protests because what is needed right now is...

May 15, 2024

‘The student movement is sending a very clear message that it is either full divestment or students in tents on campuses’ – USI pledges full support to UCC BDS and UCCSU

A student encampment set up by UCC BDS demanding University College Cork takes specific actions to end ties with Israel, has the full support of the Union of Students in Ireland. UCC BDS set up tents at the college last night to protest a response from UCC President, John O’Halloran to an open letter from UCCSU demanding full divestment by UCC from all financial ties to companies that are funding and profiting from the occupation of...

May 13, 2024

Comhairle Náisiúnta Limerick May 2024 Documents

Documents Published Documents for the May meeting of Comhairle Náisiúnta (16 May 2024) have been published and may be viewed below. Clár Clár - Bealtaine CN Minutes CN Minutes 25.03.2024 Reports BMW Report May CN Officer Report Canpaigns Officer Report VP Dublin Officer Report VP for Postgraduate affairs Officer Report VP South Policy Tracker & Campus Visits Tuairisc an LU don Ghaeilge Bealtaine Tuairisc an Uachtarán Tuairisc an LU um...

May 8, 2024

USI, TCDSU and Trinity BDS will follow the process step-by-step to ensure Trinity keeps to today’s agreement to work towards ‘full divestment from Israel’

Unprecedented achievement due to protests on campus, and on the back of years of hard campaigning by Trinity BDS and its supporters The Union of Students in Ireland will continue to work with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union and Students’ Unions across Ireland until all higher education institutions have fully divested from Israel. The Trinity Gaza Solidarity Encampment, which includes Students’ Union officers, members of Trinity BDS...

May 4, 2024

USI stands in solidarity with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union encampment and pledges support for other similar student protests

The Union of Students in Ireland stands in solidarity with Trinity College Dublin Students' Union and the Trinity students who have set up an encampment for Palestine on the campus.   USI also strongly condemns attempts by the college to fine the Students’ Union €214,000 for using their right to protest to demand the university cuts ties with Israel, as it carries out genocide against the Palestinian people. TCD Students’ Union and...

Apr 16, 2024

National Students Action Group currently occupying the Department of Finance to demand action on student cost-of-living and accommodation crisis

Issued on behalf of the National Students Action Group by the Union of Students in Ireland at 1.30pm on 16.04.24 Members of the National Students Action Group, including students from a number of universities and colleges and the Union of Students in Ireland, are currently occupying the Department of Finance demanding to deliver a letter directly to Minister Michael McGrath or Minister Paschal Donohoe. The letter outlines the terrible...


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