National News

USI calls for legislation to protect staff tips

October 3, 2019

The push for legislation comes about following controversy over The Ivy restaurant’s policy on tipping. Last November, management issued a notice declaring staff could no longer take payments from the public due to their inability to “follow procedures and consider the whole team”. 


USI pre-budget document demands student fees cut

September 28, 2016

In a call to alleviate pressure on third level students, a proposal for a €500 cut in the student contribution fee was made by the Union of Students In Ireland in their pre-budget submission, launched earlier this month.


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.

National News

Low turnout for youth budget cuts demonstrations

November 6, 2013

The USI President has played down the significance of low turnouts at recent demonstrations against harsh Budget 2014 cuts to supports for those aged under 25, as Ruth Marnell reports.


SU President laughed at when promoting free-fees stance

November 6, 2013

“The stance puts me in a position whereby when I say it to people they laugh at me and that’s the reality. It was an idealistic vote but it’s what we voted and it’s what stance I have to bring to people when asked”, he revealed. Ciara Moore reports.

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DCU News

No contact from USI – Clogher

October 17, 2012

DCU Students’ Union Education Officer, Aaron Clogher, has questioned whether DCU will return to be a member of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Clogher confirmed that since taking over the sabbatical position during