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Annie Hoey, currently Deputy President of USI and Vice President for Equality and Citizenship, has been elected to lead the organisation for the 2016-17 term.

Hoey, from Beamore, Drogheda and a graduate of University College, Cork, was elected on the third day of the organisation’s annual Congress.

Speaking after the result, Hoey said:

“I want to thank all the students who voted for me – my goal for the year is to lead a united student movement who will come together to tackle issues like funding of and access to higher and further education, quality of courses and fairness in our society.

I’m committed to putting equality and social inclusion at the heart of our agenda for the year ahead – working constructively but critically with whichever government eventually emerges to make sure the student voice is not just loud and united, but heard and respected.

I want to pay tribute to Kevin Donoghue, the president whose shoes I will have to fill in July – and to the students  and officers who’ve inspired me and made me want to seek election.  I hope to do justice to what they’ve taught me and the faith they’ve shown in me.”

The USI Officer Board (Excluding NUS-USI President, who is yet to be elected) for 2016-17 is as follows:

Annie Hoey – President  (UCC)

Dan Waugh – VP Campaigns (UCC, DIT)

Jack Leahy – VP Academic Affairs  (TCD)

Cian Power – VP Welfare (UCC)

Síona Cahill – VP Equality and Citizenship (MSU)

Mike Kerrigan – VP Border, Midland and Western Region (GNMIT)

Niamh Murtagh – VP Southern Region (IT Tralee)

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