The University of Limerick Students’ Union (ULSU) has voted to support a stance in favour of a united Ireland. The results were announced today, April 19. With a turnout of 2,166 students, 77.05% students voted in favour of the motion. ULSU are now mandated to lobby the Irish government to hold a referendum on the reunification of Ireland.
This follows referendums held in University College Dublin (UCD), University College Cork (UCC) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), all of which passed. NUIGSU saw 74% of students supporting the motion with a turnout of 3,231 students, 63% of students in UCC supported the motion with a turnout of 3,949, and 63% of UCD students supported the motion.
On April 15, Trinity students voted to remain neutral on the issue to reunify Ireland. Out of a turnout of 2,157 students, 1,184 voted to remain neutral and 927 voted to support a united Ireland.