The New Government Will Force Young People To Emigrate Again

By Kevin Donoghue, Union of Students in Ireland President In the run up to the election Enda Kenny proudly proclaimed that the country was back at work and it was time for our young emigrants to return to a country and an economy in recovery. At the time, few saw it as little more than […]

The Union Of Students In Ireland Said Unaffordable Accomodation Forces Students Out Of College

The Union of Students in Ireland said the unaffordable rental sector is forcing students out of college and is calling on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney and the Dáil’s committee on housing and homelessness, to consider the student accommodation crisis. Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick have seen an increase of […]

The Union Of Students In Ireland Is Calling To Reverse Diversion Of €12 million From Mental Health Services

The Union of Students in Ireland is calling on newly-appointed Minister for Health Simon Harris to reverse the diversion of €12 million from Mental Health Services announced by former Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. USI highlighted the dangers in this diversion.   “Over 120,000 people took part in the Pieta House’s Darkness into Light walks […]

USI Welcomes The SUSI Grant Changes

The Union of Students in Ireland said they welcome the SUSI grant changes calling them a step forward in higher education and social mobility. At the moment, students may deduct €3,809 of their holiday earnings from family income before the assessment for grant eligibility is done, but that is being raised to €4,500 for the […]

Union Of Students In Ireland Launches J1 Guide 2016

The Union of Students in Ireland, with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and American Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, will launch the J1 Guide 2016 outside Leinster House on 26th January. The guide offers advice to students on how to find a job, secure accommodation and make the most of their opportunity […]