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Trinity College has collected €950,000 in student fines

Statistics collected since 2012, making Trinity the highest fine collector out of the Irish College network

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Trinity College (TCD) has generated almost 950,000 since 2012 from fining students. These were comprised of late library returns, breaches of codes of conduct, late payment of fees, late registration for modules, parking violations and on-campus accommodation.

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Trinity students pay nearly €600,000 in library fines as USI voices concerns

Trinity students pay more in fines than any of Ireland’s seven universities

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The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has voiced concern that rising library fines are potentially being used by universities as a “money making mechanism.” Figures obtained by The Herald under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that students paid …

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Women in Leadership

Feminism was in the air at the latest in the SU’s Leadership 101 series, Women in Leadership

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“As a woman, people are going to level a lot more criticism at you.”

This was a remark made by Annie Hoey, Deputy President of the USI, as she recalled the harsh media coverage she faced when campaigning for her

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The USI’s plan to tackle rent crisis

USI President Annie Hoey outlines her long-term solution to rental problem in Ireland

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As part of their campaign for Homes-For-Study the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) recently wrote a submission to the Public Consultation outlining their strategy to combat the ongoing problems in the student private rental market. The USI have been

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USI launches harm reduction campaign targeting users of psychoactive substances

The campaign comes in light of figures showing consumption levels in Ireland are highest in Europe

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI), in cooperation with drugs.ie and the Health Service Executive (HSE) have launched a new campaign targeting people who consume new psychoactive substances (NSP). The harm reduction campaign was launched in the Institute of …

Our #EducationIs March

Over 10,000 students attend from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland to rally against student-contingent loans system

It is estimated that between 10,000 – 15,000 students from around Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland attended USI’s #EducationIs March to rally for a publicly funded education system, and against student fees, loans and debt. The USI has indicated that …

New plan for higher education funding will be implemented by end of 2017

TCDSU President set up lobby group to create further opposition to Cassells Report and student loan recommendations

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According to the government’s ‘Action Plan for Education’, higher education funding will be decided upon and implemented by late 2017.

There are plans to replace the SUSI grant system and create a new financial ‘structure’ for primary, secondary and third-level

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Annie Hoey elected USI President

Hoey was voted in by delegates from students’ unions across the country at USI Congress 2016

NEWSAnnie Hoey, the current deputy president and vice-president for equality and citizenship of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), has been elected president of the union for the 2016/17 year.

Hoey was voted in by delegates from students’ unions …

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Deputy-president of USI Annie Hoey announces USI presidential bid

Speaking to Trinity News, she outlined higher education funding as the number one priority should she be elected.

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Annie Hoey, current deputy president and vice-president for equality and citizenship for the Union of Students Ireland (USI), announced on February 10 that she will be running for the role of USI president.

Speaking to Trinity News about her candidacy,