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USI stage demonstrations as budget looms

October 9, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland have begun a series of demonstrations, with marches stage recently in Dublin, Cork and Silgo as Budget 2014 looms. Sean Defoe and Nicole O’Connor explore what measures students can expect and the actions being undertaken by the USI to prevent further cuts.

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Just 3% of students report unwanted sexual experiences

October 9, 2013

A recent survey conducted by the Union of Students in Ireland has found that just 3 per cent of Irish third-level students report unwanted sexual experiences, despite 16 per cent encountering them. The study surveyed over 2,750 students online earlier this year, as Suzanne Cooper reports.

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UCD delegates walk out of USI Congress

July 6, 2013

Delegates from UCD Students’ Union chose to leave the floor of the USI Annual Congress last Thursday after a disagreement with the Steering Committee regarding the passing of a motion that was not debated. The

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DCU News

Dispute over USI presence on campus during campaign continues

March 20, 2013

The Union of Students’ in Ireland may have been allowed to campaign on campus for the recent re-affiliation referendum based on misinformation. In a Class Representative Council meeting at the beginning of last semester, regulations

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DCU News

Candidates for USI board announced

March 6, 2013

The candidates for the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) officer board for the 2013/14 academic year have been announced. The positions to be filled are: President, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Quality Assurance, Vice President

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DCU News

USI President debates DCU affiliation

February 21, 2013

DCU would be tarnished by association with the Union of Students in Ireland, according to Chairperson of DCU Young Fine Gael Ryan Hunt. Hunt was speaking at the hustings for the referendum on affiliation with

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USI to campaign on campus for re-affiliation referendum

February 20, 2013

Both Labour DCU and the Union of Students in Ireland are to campaign for a yes vote in the upcoming USI re-affiliation referendum. The referendum will be held in conjunction with the Reproductive Rights referendum

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Campaign for reproductive rights referendum

February 20, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland will be campaigning on the upcoming reproductive rights referendum in DCU. USI are able to campaign on campus as student Sean Rooney registered with DCU returning officer Aideen Holden on their

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Referendum on USI re-affiliation to be held in DCU

February 6, 2013

Class Rep Council have voted to hold a referendum on re-affiliating with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The referendum will be held in conjunction with the Reproductive Rights referendum on February 26th and 27th. DCU

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USI and Drinkaware launch toolkit for RAG weeks

February 6, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Drinkaware.ie have launched an Alcohol Awareness Toolkit for Students’ Union officers as RAG Week approaches for many colleges around the country. The guide offers advice and resources for communicating

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Referendum on USI in doubt

February 6, 2013

A proposed referendum on re-affiliating DCU with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) may no longer take place this semester after the student who originally drafted a petition calling for a referendum on the

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Fees on par to hit €3,000 by 2015

December 12, 2012

The third level Student Contribution Charge is on par to rise by €250 a year for the next three years. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin announced the increases during his Budget 2013

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USI protests outside Gilmore’s office and Dept of Education

November 28, 2012

Over 500 students took to the streets last Monday in an attempt to persuade government officials to keep their promise and not increase third-level fees. The protest took place in Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency, with

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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