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# usi - Thursday 5 April, 2012

'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut

A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.

# usi - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: more garda station closures, seven killed in US college shootings, and a new ‘flying car’ (video).

# usi - Monday 6 February, 2012

TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees

Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.

# usi - Friday 3 February, 2012

College registration fee could hit €3,000, warns education minister

Ruairí Quinn told students in Limerick that the reg fee could be €3,000 by 2015 – double what it was in 2010.

# usi - 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.

# usi - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Students briefly occupy Department of Jobs in fees protest

The third-level students had brought enough food to last several weeks – and a portable toilet – but left the building when Gardaí arrived on the scene.

# usi - Monday 21 November, 2011

Quinn refuses to rule out blanket cull of postgraduate grants

Ruairí Quinn admits the Budget will be so tough that a blanket cut to postgraduate student grants “cannot be ruled out”.

# usi - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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Students march against reintroduction of fees

Tens of thousands of students marched through the streets of the capital today – protesting against the possible reintroduction of third level fees or cutting of maintenance grants.

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.

# usi - Sunday 13 November, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

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

Students' union condemns Govt proposal to abolish postgraduate grants

Following this morning’s reports that all financial supports for new postgraduate students will be abolished, the Union of Students of Ireland has called for large attendances at a protest on Wednesday.

# usi - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Students brand government 'liars' over tuition fee promises

The Union of Students in Ireland has launched a new campaign to prevent further increases in college fees.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning….

# usi - 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.

# usi - Thursday 25 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Students in sleepout protest over rogue landlords

The USI is highlighting calls for a deposit protection scheme – Housing junior minister Willie Penrose says he is awaiting feedback from the PRTB on the issue.

# usi - 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.

# usi - Monday 15 August, 2011

Students warned about rogue landlords

The Union of Students in Ireland is calling for a Deposit Protection Scheme to stop students being cheated by unscrupulous landlords.

# usi - 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.

# usi - Monday 18 July, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

# usi - 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.

# usi - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

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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.

# usi - 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.

# usi - 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.