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#Union Of Students In Ireland

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 28 September, 2020

Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign

Sep 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,841 Views 6 Comments

The USI aims to make sure students stay up to date with public health guidelines.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season
# Generation Rent
# Generation Rent

Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season

Jul 25th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,108 Views 8 Comments

The USI says people are ‘taking advantage of the housing crisis and accommodation shortage’.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote

May 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 32,399 Views 61 Comments

Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
# Videodoc
# Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

Feb 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,342 Views 12 Comments

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

# 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
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

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

Feb 21st 2017, 4:01 PM 50,147 Views 66 Comments

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
# Send Silence Packing
# Send Silence Packing

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 49,062 Views 29 Comments

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
# Protest
# Protest

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

Oct 19th 2016, 4:28 PM 26,408 Views 111 Comments

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
# August Rush
# August Rush

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

Aug 18th 2016, 6:05 AM 28,963 Views 38 Comments

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
# Red C
# Red C

Some landlords are demanding tenancy deposits of three months up front

Aug 2nd 2016, 6:10 PM 30,926 Views 98 Comments

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
# It's On
# It's On

Garda stations were jammed with students registering to vote yesterday

Feb 4th 2016, 10:19 AM 32,627 Views 170 Comments

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
# Say Something
# Say Something

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

Feb 2nd 2016, 12:42 PM 21,484 Views 97 Comments

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
# Watch This Space
# Watch This Space

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

Jul 12th 2015, 7:30 PM 25,178 Views 40 Comments

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
# Making Amends
# Making Amends

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

Sep 22nd 2014, 9:14 PM 24,009 Views 40 Comments

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
# Scammers
# Scammers

Scammers target Irish students desperate for somewhere to live

Aug 26th 2014, 10:43 PM 26,962 Views 48 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

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

Jun 9th 2014, 4:36 PM 7,402 Views 19 Comments

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
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped

Apr 12th 2014, 8:00 PM 26,263 Views 118 Comments

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
# DCU

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

Feb 27th 2014, 8:06 PM 19,137 Views 16 Comments

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
# Alakazam
# Alakazam

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

Feb 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 21,818 Views 44 Comments

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
# Design
# Design

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

Jan 28th 2014, 4:23 PM 989 Views 190 Comments

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
# DrinkAware.ie
# DrinkAware.ie

Union of Students in Ireland distances itself from responsible drinking organisation

Nov 25th 2013, 2:15 PM 16,818 Views 33 Comments

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

Which government minister thought he "could change the world" when he had long hair?
# Student Politics
# Student Politics

Which government minister thought he "could change the world" when he had long hair?

Nov 6th 2013, 3:47 PM 13,874 Views 22 Comments

Answers on a postcard, please.

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

Student grant protests planned across the country today
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Student grant protests planned across the country today

Oct 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 5,653 Views 57 Comments

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
# Student Protest
# Student Protest

Gardaí gave 'misleading' information to Ombudsman on student protest

Jul 28th 2013, 12:54 PM 19,187 Views 212 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?

Apr 3rd 2013, 10:23 AM 8,903 Views 86 Comments

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
# Youth Unemployment
# Youth Unemployment

USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme

Apr 3rd 2013, 8:52 AM 3,259 Views 15 Comments

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
# Students
# Students

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

Mar 28th 2013, 9:36 PM 15,744 Views 81 Comments

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
# Students
# Students

Roscommon native elected as new USI President

Mar 27th 2013, 5:32 PM 8,996 Views 25 Comments

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
# Students' Unions
# Students' Unions

UCD students vote to leave national students' union

Feb 27th 2013, 1:42 PM 19,040 Views 37 Comments

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
# Debt Collectors
# Debt Collectors

Student body hit out over use of debt collectors in colleges

Feb 11th 2013, 5:03 PM 10,043 Views 44 Comments

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
# Grants
# Grants

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

Jan 7th 2013, 12:08 PM 9,965 Views 63 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

Dec 5th 2012, 8:26 PM 9,032 Views 18 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

USI president defends student turnout at Children's Referendum

Nov 18th 2012, 7:35 AM 5,195 Views 20 Comments

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
# Weekend Voting
# Weekend Voting

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

Nov 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,790 Views 52 Comments

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
# Students
# Students

USI President released following arrest in the Dáil

Nov 15th 2012, 8:08 AM 10,249 Views 44 Comments

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
# Galway
# Galway

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

Nov 14th 2012, 5:47 PM 5,022 Views 26 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

IT Tallaght students stage protest against cuts

Nov 12th 2012, 1:15 PM 5,828 Views 44 Comments

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
# Standup

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

Oct 31st 2012, 7:52 AM 5,163 Views 50 Comments

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
# Fees
# Fees

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years

May 24th 2012, 9:43 AM 2,398 Views 15 Comments

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
# Fees
# Fees

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll

May 23rd 2012, 5:49 PM 3,619 Views 37 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Students meet to decide fees stance after online referendum

May 23rd 2012, 9:13 AM 1,563 Views 20 Comments

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

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