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# usi - Monday 25 November, 2013

Union of Students in Ireland distances itself from responsible drinking organisation

The national students’ union will no longer partner with and plans to work with “other bodies not funded by a self-regulating drinks industry”.

# usi - Monday 11 November, 2013

Students encouraged to get talking about mental health USI

Students encouraged to get talking about mental health

College can be fun – but it can also be stressful, so students are being encouraged to prioritise their mental wellbeing.

# usi - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

# usi - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Three Labour senators targeted over dole cut but they'll support measure

Young people are being urged to lobby three Labour senators to vote against a provision of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill in the Seanad next week but they will all support the measure.

# usi - Friday 1 November, 2013

Students protest cuts to social welfare by eating beans on a couch at Leinster House

They also dressed as members of cabinet to highlight the differences in income between politicians and the unemployed.

# usi - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Students protest cuts in third-level education

Thousands of students took to the streets today demanding that the maintenance grant be protected.

Student grant protests planned across the country today

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.

# usi - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

One in five women experience unwanted sexual conduct, but just 3 per cent report it

LGBT students are more likely to have been victims of unwanted sexual experiences, a new study has found.

# usi - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

UCC students to be offered 'alcohol-free' accommodation

A recent survey found almost half of all students at the Cork campus engage in binge-drinking more than once a week.

# usi - Monday 29 July, 2013

USI withdraws condemnation of 2010 student protesters

The comments from the union come after harsh criticism of gardaí by the Ombudsman for withholding information.

# usi - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?

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

Latest figures have shown that 30.8 per cent of those under 25 years of age are now unemployed.

# usi - Thursday 28 March, 2013

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

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.

# usi - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Roscommon native elected as new USI President

The USI said Joe O’Connor has firsthand experience with the college grant system which will help him represent struggling students.

# usi - Thursday 28 February, 2013

DCU votes to affiliate with USI after decade apart USI

DCU votes to affiliate with USI after decade apart

Students in DCU voted to re-affilate with the Union of Students in Ireland by 768 for and 642 in opposition.

# usi - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

UCD students vote to leave national students' union

UCD students vote to disaffiliate from the Union of Students in Ireland, in a major blow to the national umbrella union.

# usi - Monday 11 February, 2013

Student body hit out over use of debt collectors in colleges

The response from the USI comes after a tender by UCD for the “collection of outstanding monies”.

# usi - Monday 14 January, 2013

PICS: Students' unions hand out food bags as grant crisis continues

The union at Galway-Mayo IT is handing out bags of food to hard-up students as SUSI continues catching up on grant payments.

# usi - Monday 7 January, 2013

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

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.

# usi - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Student sleep out cancelled after Gardaí refuse permission

The Union of Students Ireland said it had been indicated that the protest could go ahead and permission was refused at the last minute.

# usi - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees

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.

# usi - Monday 26 November, 2012

Protest: Almost 1,000 Tralee students march to TD's office

It is one of a number of pre-Budget marches taking place to tell TDs that students can’t afford college fees increases or cuts to the maintenance grant.

# usi - Monday 19 November, 2012

Student campaign against cuts to pick up speed

Pre-Budget protests will take place across the country this week.

# usi - Sunday 18 November, 2012

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# usi - Saturday 17 November, 2012

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

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.

# usi - Thursday 15 November, 2012

USI President released following arrest in the Dáil

John Logue was arrested in the Dáil visitors’ gallery last night but was later released without charge.

# usi - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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

Between 1,500 and 2,000 students protested in Galway today in the run up to next month’s budget.

# usi - Monday 12 November, 2012

IT Tallaght students stage protest against cuts

The group intended to block Minister Ruairí Quinn as he tried to depart IT Tallaght.

# usi - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators Standup This post contains videos

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

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.

# usi - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Trinity students vote to stick with USI

The overwhelming majority voted for affiliation with the USI during this week’s referendum.

# usi - Monday 20 August, 2012

Rental accommodation options for students fall again this summer

Latest report shows rent rises in Dublin and Cork since last year, and a drop in available rental properties nationwide.

# usi - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Students fear 'two-tiered' college system as Quinn endorses loan scheme

Bank of Ireland announces a loan scheme for postgraduate students which will go some way to replacing their former grants.

# usi - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Banks' student loan schemes not part of Department's funding plans

Bank of Ireland is rolling out a nationwide loan programme for students’ parents – but it’s not part of national plans.

# usi - Monday 28 May, 2012

Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court

One of the three students who sought the original judicial review has since dropped out of college due to grant reforms and is planning to emigrate.

# usi - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics

How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?

# usi - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years

The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.

# usi - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll

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

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

# usi - Monday 14 May, 2012

Students to hold nationwide online vote to decide fees policy

The Union of Students in Ireland will ballot its members nationwide on whether to change their ‘free fees’ policy.

# usi - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Michael D Higgins hits out at racism and homophobia

The President said the problems can cause violence and even lead to suicide among young people.