National News

Student groups welcome Friday election date

February 10, 2016

Enda Kenny’s decision to host a Friday general election was welcomed by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Union of Students’ following their lobbying.
The council stressed the importance of a Friday or weekend election, in order to allow students to return home to vote.


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

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USI may run against ‘frustrating’ Mullen

November 18, 2015

The Union of Students Ireland (USI) has said that it will consider running a candidate against Senator Ronan Mullen if he “continues to represent a particular type of views”.


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.