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Press Releases/News

03/09/2013 Students vow to Fight for their Future

Students vow to Fight for their Future as high-tech voter database announced POLITICIANS were warned today (THURSDAY) that any attempt to target students in the upcoming Budget will cost them their seats. Students revealed that they are launching SERD (Student Elector Registration Database), a national student voter database which will ultimately allow them to marshall and influence […]

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26/08/2013 A hard Knock life for Ireland’s youth

Press Release Monday 26th August Event: Photo Stunt at Knock Airport Re: Emigration and Youth Guarantee Location: Knock Airport, County Mayo Hard Knock Life for the Youth of Ireland ACROSS the west of Ireland today, colleges are calling on the government to tackle the youth employment and emigration problems that Ireland has been experiencing the […]

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18/08/2013 Threat to ‘slash’ grant will be faced down

Students are ready and equipped to face down any attempt to cut the student maintenance grant in this year’s Budget. Responding to newspaper reports that Student Maintenance Grants are likely to be cut in October’s budget, USI President Joe O’Connor said “Let there be no doubt that our members will organise and firmly oppose any […]

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13/08/2013 College costs exceed €1000 per month, claims Credit Union body

Further increases in the costs of third-level would be ludicrous in light of ILCU survey, says the Union of Students in Ireland New research commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions suggests that the cost of college bills will continue to increase past the €1,000 mark for the upcoming academic year. The study also […]

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17/10/2012 USI to host nationwide series of Public Meetings on cost of college and Budget 2013

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, October 17, 2012 For Immediate Release Local TDs, Senators and Councillors invited to attend and answer questions from students, parents and business owners on how they intend to support and invest in third level education The Union of Students in Ireland is launching a month long series of Public Meetings on the cost […]

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