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Donegal native John Logue has been elected as new president of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

The 23-year-old UCD law graduate will take up office on July 1.

Logue was elected today by delegates gathered for USI’s annual congress in Galway and will succeed Gary Redmond, who has spent two years at the helm of USI.

Mr Logue said he was “honoured and humbled” to have been chosen by the students of Ireland to lead them in what is a hugely challenging time for education.

He said that Ireland has prided itself on an education sector that produces the best and brightest the world has to offer.

“However, with increasing pressure on funding we are starving ourselves of the chance to live up to this aspiration. Now, more than ever, the Government need to realise that education is not a luxury, it is an economic imperative”, Mr Logue concluded.

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