Yesterday, students from the IT Tallaght Students’ Union (ITTSU) voted to remain with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Polls opened on Thursday the 7th of December and closed on the same day. Final result was 97.8% of ITTSU voters saying yes to USI.

Speaking after the result was announced, USI President Michael Kerrigan said:

“With decisions on higher education funding and the Technological Universities Bill coming down the line it’s great to see a resounding yes vote from ITTSU. ITTSU are strong activists on their campus and on a national level. We’re delighted that we will continue to work with ITTSU on national student issues.”

Speaking at the count today, referendum campaign lead and Vice President for the Dublin Region, Aisling Cusack, said,

“It’s great to see the Students’ Union campaign alongside students and USI for a yes to USI. This is one of the highest yes votes we have received to date and it shows just how valuable USI is to students. Thank you to everyone who helped.”

Founded in 1959, USI is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland. USI works to improve and protect the lives of students every day on academic and social issues through campaigns, training and research.

  • Total Yes: 266
  • Total No: 6
  • Total Spoil: 0