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#Gary Redmond

# gary-redmond - Monday 28 May, 2012

Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court

One of the three students who sought the original judicial review has since dropped out of college due to grant reforms and is planning to emigrate.

# gary-redmond - 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.

# gary-redmond - 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.

# gary-redmond - Thursday 5 April, 2012

'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut

A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.

# gary-redmond - 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.

# gary-redmond - 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.

# gary-redmond - Monday 6 February, 2012

TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees

Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.

# gary-redmond - Friday 3 February, 2012

College registration fee could hit €3,000, warns education minister

Ruairí Quinn told students in Limerick that the reg fee could be €3,000 by 2015 – double what it was in 2010.

# gary-redmond - Monday 5 December, 2011

Student registration fee to rise again by €250

The increase will have a serious impact on families across the country, the Union of Students in Ireland has warned.

# gary-redmond - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Students briefly occupy Department of Jobs in fees protest

The third-level students had brought enough food to last several weeks – and a portable toilet – but left the building when Gardaí arrived on the scene.

# gary-redmond - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college

Ruairí Quinn is set to receive a report outlining the need for student numbers to be capped in order to avoid the return of fees.

# gary-redmond - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Students brand government 'liars' over tuition fee promises

The Union of Students in Ireland has launched a new campaign to prevent further increases in college fees.

# gary-redmond - Friday 7 October, 2011

State given three weeks to file defence in review of college grants

The Union of Students in Ireland is seeking a judicial review into changes of the third-level grants system.

# gary-redmond - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Government officials intervene as Irish J1 students warned over faked passport ploy

Students under 21 are warned not to doctor their passports, after a number of Irish are caught falsifying their documents.

# gary-redmond - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Student income down by over a third since 2009 - survey

Research commission by AIB shows that the average student’s weekly disposable income has fallen by 36 per cent since 2009.

# gary-redmond - Monday 18 July, 2011

Students launch High Court challenge against 'savage' cuts to grants

The Union of Students in Ireland says students could not have expected grants to be slashed by up to 60 per cent.

# gary-redmond - Monday 2 August, 2010

USI, the Union of Students in Ireland is to highlight the problem of graduate emigration in Ireland tomorrow.

Dressed as various professionals, the group will protest at Irish famine ship, the Jeanie Johston in the IFSC tomorrow. The aim is to highlight the large number of graduates who have been forced to emigrate due to high unemployment  (13.3% in June).

Gary Redmond, USI President, said Ireland is losing the future drivers of the smart economy

“91,646 people under the age of 25 are unemployed,” he said.

“It is astonishing that this critical issue remains largely off the Government’s radar.

“USI is not prepared to stand idly by while this Government oversees the loss of yet another generation of young Irish men and women.”

Recent figures from the ESRI show that 120,000 are expected to leave Ireland over the next two years.

The USI said it was ironic the Jeanie Johnston famine ship is docked in the IFSC, which was once Ireland’s economic hub and a source of employment for many graduates.

The demonstration is at 10am tomorrow.