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#Union Of Students In Ireland

# 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.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 13 February, 2012

Three-quarters of students have had unprotected sex: survey

HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme acting director says that 18-24-year-old know the importance of contraception – but fail to use it consistently.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - 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.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 17 November, 2011

USI denies 'collusion' with Gardaí to stop 'Occupy University' protest

A student group affiliated to the Occupy movement claims USI and Gardaí combined to stop them from joining yesterday’s rally.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate

Neither side is helping in the debate around college fees – and young people are the losers, writes former student union official Ian Power.

Thousands of students expected to march against fees

A march is to take place in Dublin today where students and families will descend on Government buildings to protest against the possible re-introduction of third-level fees.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Sunday 13 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# union-of-students-in-ireland - 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.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Two-thirds of students would hide mental health problems - survey

There is still a significant stigma around mental health issues in Ireland, according to new research.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - 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.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 19 September, 2011

Students win new independent appeals process for university grants

The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed the establishment of a central appeals board by minister Ruairí Quinn.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - 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.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - 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.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 18 July, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

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.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Friday 25 February, 2011

'Hundreds' of Trinity students denied chance to vote

A registration drive in Trinity College Dublin collected hundreds of new voters in Dublin City – but they didn’t get to vote.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Monday 14 February, 2011

Take 5: Monday

Five things you need to know: No Valentine for Merkel from Enda, McWilliams regrets opening the door to Brian Lenihan (literally), and a dash to hospital for a Grammy reporter.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Garda Ombudsman investigates 28 student protest complaints Student March This post contains videos

Garda Ombudsman investigates 28 student protest complaints

The volume of complaints over Garda behaviour doubles in two days as footage continues to circulate online.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Thursday 4 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge In Pictures: Riots at Dublin’s student march Student Protest This post contains videos This post contains images

In Pictures: Riots at Dublin’s student march

Gardaí clash with violent protesters after 40,000 take to the streets in protest at higher registration fees.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Student march riots: how they unfolded on Twitter Student March This post contains images

Student march riots: how they unfolded on Twitter

Gardaí and protestors exchange blows in Dublin after a student march. Here’s how the news got out on Twitter.

Riot gardaí clash with demonstrators in Dublin

Violence has broken out on Merrion Row after protesters were allegedly forced from the Department of Finance.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Greens to draw Reg Fee lines at €2,500

The fractious discussions on a new registration fee may lead to compromise within the government parties.

# union-of-students-in-ireland - 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.