Opinion

A more progressive Ireland: fantasy or reality

April 17, 2019

Recent referendums for abortion and less recently gay marriage make it seem like Ireland is stepping in the right direction, and away from its staunch Catholic roots, Sally Dobie asks has enough really changed?

Opinion

DCUSU should stay linked to the USI

April 3, 2019

DCUSU President Vito Moloney Burke previously argued that the USI did not step up to the plate in campaigns they were running such as Shanowen Shakedown and Save Our Shepherd.

News

UCD students to vote on student centre levy

March 20, 2019

A referendum will be put to University College Dublin (UCD) students on whether a levy towards the students centre will continue past 2023, the university’s student newspaper University Observer reported on March 8th.

DCU News

USIXIT: Should I stay or should I go?

February 20, 2019

DCU Students’ Union sabbaticals and executives have voted to put the matter of affiliation with Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to referendum.

Features

Bless me Father, for I have sinned

November 14, 2018

On October 26th, Irish citizens voted to remove blasphemy from article 40 of the Constitution. This means that the government will revoke the law which made it illegal to say something that is offensive to

Opinion

Abstaining from United Ireland vote should have been an option

April 18, 2018

If the recent DCU referendum on a United Ireland was absolutely necessary, the option to abstain should have been included. Firstly, a vote of abstinence is not the same as not voting. The option to say not only am I not in favour of DCU calling upon the State to hold a referendum on a United Ireland, I do not think I, or the university, should intervene.

News

USI concerned over referendum date

March 20, 2018

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are concerned that any delays finalising the wording of the Eighth Amendment referendum would mean that students will be left unable to vote.

Opinion

The fight to vote

February 21, 2018

To make our country truly democratic, it is natural to argue that our registration system needs to come up to speed.

News

No official opposition to cannabis referendum

April 6, 2016

No student or group has registered as opposing the passing of the referendum which will mandate the DCU Students’ Union to support and campaign for the legalisation of cannabis. Students will be asked to vote

Features

Fight continues to repeal the Eighth

April 6, 2016

“USI has been pro-choice and campaigning for Irish abortion services since the early 80s. We are proud to stand alongside and fully support Amnesty International in this campaign.” Said Union of Students in Ireland President, Kevin Donoghue.

Opinion

Should colleges stand by the USI?

March 16, 2016

With UCD students voting against rejoining the Union of Students in Ireland, Aisling McCabe explains that while there are many advantages to membership, the national body is far from perfect.