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Seanad election sees no change to voting system

March 23, 2016

The elitist voting system remains as the Seanad elections takes place this month, despite years of promises to reform the upper house. Currently only graduates from TCD and the National University Ireland (NUI) constituency can

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Gender quotas worked in GE16 but 4/5 news TDs are male

March 9, 2016

A record number of female TDs were elected to the 32nd Dáil Eireann, which has been credited to the introduction of gender quotas. The Union of Student’s in Ireland (USI) welcomed the impact the introduction

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O’Sullivan accepts end of Labour

March 9, 2016

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan accepts the people have spoken and Labour are out. We look back at her time short time in office.

Political

Abortion a priority for young voters

February 10, 2016

Some, 88 per cent of Smartvote app users are in favour of abortion, according to new data released by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Smartvote.ie.

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Ógra Fianna Fail bite back at USI

December 2, 2015

Ógra Fianna Fail have strongly refuted the Union of Students in Ireland’s (USI) claims that their student loan proposal would “desecrate” Ireland.

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Drugs minister calls for decriminalisation

December 2, 2015

Dyas said one of the main discussions people should have on the issue should be the reasons why people become addicted to something, regardless of what kind of addiction it is. “Whether your addiction is watching six boxsets of Game of Thrones, or injecting heroin into your eyeball, it’s the reasons why you’re doing it,” she said.

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Dublin prays for Paris

November 18, 2015

Thousands of people showed their support in Dublin in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

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Social dems seek student vote

October 14, 2015

Communicating with Students’ Union presidents and young people is the way to build a hard policy for education, according to Social Democrat TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Stephen Donnelly.

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10,000 students register to vote in drive

October 14, 2015

The target of registering 10,000 student voters was surpassed on the National Day of Voter Registration, according to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) President Kevin Donoghue.