DCU Students’ Union sabbaticals and executives have voted to put the matter of affiliation with Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to referendum.
Ireland has voted to repeal the 8th amendment by 66.4% to 33.6%.
Students’ Unions across Ireland have directly registered 26,979 new student voters in the lead up to the Eighth Amendment referendum on May 25th, said the Union of Students Ireland.
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.
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.
A Sinn Féin MEP encouraged DCU students to support a united Ireland at a unity forum in DCU on February 22nd.