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#Union Of Students In Ireland

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

A St Pat's lecturer brought her students to Tesco today to teach them about the strike

Workers at Tesco Drumcondra have been striking since Friday.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 22 December, 2016

On a busy campus, an empty bag for every young life lost by suicide

A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

"We cannot take this anymore" - Thousands of students take to the streets of Dublin

Students are objecting to any consideration of the introduction of a student loan scheme in Ireland.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 18 August, 2016

People asked to rent spare rooms to students as accommodation crisis continues

Tens of thousands of students are looking for accommodation, with the new academic year just around the corner.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Some landlords are demanding tenancy deposits of three months up front

A survey has also shown that 60% of people have had problems getting their deposit returned.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday

Eligible voters have less than a week left to sign up.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

One in 12 female students are victims of rape or attempted rape

The USI is launching an awareness campaign after a survey documented the unwanted sexual experiences of college students in Ireland.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Could these be our future politicians? Meet the fresh young faces of Irish student politics

These are the most powerful students in the country right now.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 22 September, 2014

USI calls on students who destroyed San Francisco apartment to pay up

Irish students trashed the property – breaking walls, doors and light fixtures.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live

Deposits are being paid to fraudsters for non-existent properties.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 9 June, 2014

USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages

Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped

The protest is being organised by the youth committees of a number of unions with two MEP hopefuls involved.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 27 February, 2014

One student's vote decided if this Dublin college would rejoin USI DCU

One student's vote decided if this Dublin college would rejoin USI

Dublin City University’s third referendum in four years on membership of the Union of Students in Ireland was passed.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 10 February, 2014

Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world’s only sexual health magician

As part of the union’s safe sex campaign, students will also be dazzled by the world’s only sexual health magician and can attend workshops by ‘Dr Sex’.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Open Letter: Dear Union of Students in Ireland, please stop belittling our profession

The USI’s proposal for the Irish Water logo shows how it values the design profession in Ireland – and represents a race to the bottom philosophy that undercuts true worth of creative work, write students Emma Grattan and Derek Doyle.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 25 November, 2013

Union of Students in Ireland distances itself from responsible drinking organisation

The national students’ union will no longer partner with drinkaware.ie and plans to work with “other bodies not funded by a self-regulating drinks industry”.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Student grant protests planned across the country today

The protests come as the USI attempt to mobilise a voting block of 50,000 students in a database by the local and European elections next year.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Gardaí gave ‘misleading’ information to Ombudsman on student protest

The Ombudsman was investigating complaints about the behaviour of four gardaí at the protest in 2010.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?

USI wants a ‘significant investment’ in youth job creation – but younger people are also less likely to have pressures like mortgages.

USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme

Latest figures have shown that 30.8 per cent of those under 25 years of age are now unemployed.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 28 March, 2013

USI blames subversion by 'small cohort' as DCU SU voids affiliation referendum

The DCU Students’ Union has declared a referendum re-affiliating to the Union of Students’ in Ireland null and void prompting criticism from USI president John Logue.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Roscommon native elected as new USI President

The USI said Joe O’Connor has firsthand experience with the college grant system which will help him represent struggling students.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

UCD students vote to leave national students' union

UCD students vote to disaffiliate from the Union of Students in Ireland, in a major blow to the national umbrella union.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 11 February, 2013

Student body hit out over use of debt collectors in colleges

The response from the USI comes after a tender by UCD for the “collection of outstanding monies”.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 7 January, 2013

Struggling students given food boxes as 5,500 still wait for grant

The Union of Students in Ireland says students are going to college hungry – while one college has set up a soup kitchen for students who can’t afford food.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Sunday 18 November, 2012

USI president defends student turnout at Children's Referendum

John Logue said the union advocated for a Yes vote and that thousands of students were unable to return home to vote as they were awaiting grant payments.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Students criticised for failing to get out the vote in children's referendum

The Union of Students in Ireland has been criticised by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell in the wake of the low turnout in the children’s referendum last weekend.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 15 November, 2012

USI President released following arrest in the Dáil

John Logue was arrested in the Dáil visitors’ gallery last night but was later released without charge.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Students in pre-budget protest against fee increases and grant cuts

Between 1,500 and 2,000 students protested in Galway today in the run up to next month’s budget.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 12 November, 2012

IT Tallaght students stage protest against cuts

The group intended to block Minister Ruairí Quinn as he tried to depart IT Tallaght.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators Standup This post contains videos

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years

The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll

The union’s members have voted in favour of maintaining the USI’s current position in campaigning for fully Exchequer-funded fees.

Students meet to decide fees stance after online referendum

The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a special congress following a week-long online vote choosing five options.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 14 May, 2012

Students to hold nationwide online vote to decide fees policy

The Union of Students in Ireland will ballot its members nationwide on whether to change their ‘free fees’ policy.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

High Court dismisses students' appeal against third-level grant reforms

Students whose grants were reformed last year are told the State’s economic problems trump their legitimate expectations.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Students defer vote on whether to abandon ‘free fees’ stance

The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a one-off special congress to decide whether to support other forms of funding.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 20 February, 2012

High Court to hear arguments on reversing changes to college grants

The High Court will hear arguments from students who say they had a legitimate expectation their grants would not be cut.

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