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For Immediate Publication

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The students of Trinity College Dublin have voted in favour of their Students’ Union remaining affiliated with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

Students were asked to vote ‘Yes’ if they were in favour of disaffiliation or ‘No’ if in favour of remaining affiliated. ‘No’ received 1,496 (61.5%) votes, while ‘Yes’ received 829 (34.1%) votes, a margin of 667 votes. In total, 2,431 votes were cast with 106 (4.4%) ballots spoiled.

USI President John Logue said: 

“USI is proud to have received such an overwhelming endorsement from the students of Trinity College. USI’s inaugural meeting was held in Trinity College on June 19th, 1959 and its Students’ Union has played a significant role in the growth and development of the organisation in its 53-year history.

This result strengthens USI ahead of our upcoming national campaign. We now face into this campaign with a renewed mandate to act as the voice of Irish students and to fight for their education and welfare. We will continue to resist any increases in fees, cuts to the maintenance grant and any measures that affect access to education.”


For more information contact USI Media and Communications Executive, Ronan Costello, on 085-1164263 or email

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