USI expresses concern over spending in higher education institutions

  The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed concern over the spending of students and taxpayer’s money in higher education institutions, following revelations about the use of finances in colleges across the country, which were outlined in an RTE Investigates programme that aired on Thursday night.   The programme revealed numerous examples of […]

USI candidates voted on at TCDSU Council

Candidates running for election to roles in the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) spoke this evening at Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council. Class representatives were asked to vote on which candidate TCDSU would support at USI Council. The six representatives from TCDSU were mandated to support Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha for Vice President […]

USI to speak at Citizens’ Assembly on the 8th Amendment

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will be presenting a paper on March 5 to the Citizens’ Assembly. USI, along with 16 advocacy groups, have been chosen to speak at the Citizens’ Assembly. However, USI are the only group who will be representing students.   USI will be recommending that a referendum be called […]

TCDSU president Kieran McNulty no longer running for USI

TCDSU President Kieran McNulty has announced that he will not be running for the Union of Student’s Ireland (USI) Vice President of Campaigns position.   .  In an email sent to Trinity News, McNulty stated that his decision not to run was based on the USI campaign interfering with his current work within the SU: “Running […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Bryan Mallon

  Bryan Mallon is a Senior Sophister Irish Studies student from Co. Meath. Mallon is the current chairperson of DU GAA and vice-chair of the Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Cumann. Mallon frames himself as the “only non-Students’ Union candidate”. Referencing the belief held by some that students are either “SU or anti-SU”, if elected Mallon […]

Students must show solidarity with Trade Unions

  For the first time in years Trinity faces the prospect of industrial action. The current impasse between non-academic staff and College could be ended through a negotiated settlement; however, we cannot ignore the important implications of the policies College has been pursuing. Our article reports claims of an unofficial policy of replacing permanent positions […]

Trinity College has collected €950,000 in student fines

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.   Late library returns generated €560,555 alone in fees. Trinity’s Library begin fines at €0.50 per day which then […]

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

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 a total of €2,786,930 in library fines over a five year period. These fines were […]

Former student activists look back on Garda brutality and USI neglect in wake of 2010 march

On the 3rd November 2010, up to 40,000 students marched in Dublin against the proposed increase in fees and cuts in state expenditure on third level education. By the 9th November, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman had received 28 complaints of police brutality. Media reports of the protest varied in detailing the event, with some accounts […]

94% of DCU students vote to remain in USI

Dublin City University Students’ Union (DCUSU) has voted to remain part of the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) by a margin of 94%. The result was announced this evening at the end of two days of voting. A total of 2,304 votes were cast, with 2,176 voting ‘Yes’ to staying in USI.   Speaking […]

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