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Trinity students vote to stick with USI

The overwhelming majority voted for affiliation with the USI during this week’s referendum.

Trinity College Dublin 1988
Trinity College Dublin 1988
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THE STUDENTS OF Trinity College Dublin have voted in favour of their Students’ Union remaining affiliated with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

The vote, which was held over the past four days, was split 61.5 per cent to 34.1 per cent with a total of 2,431 ballots cast.

USI President John Logue said the union was “proud to have received such an overwhelming endorsement”.

“This result strengthens USI ahead of our upcoming national campaign,” he continued. “We now face into this campaign with a renewed mandate to act as the voice of Irish students and to fight for their education and welfare. We will continue to resist any increases in fees, cuts to maintenance grant and any measures that affect access to education.”

Students at University College Dublin are due to hold a similar referendum later this year or during 2013.

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