Archive for USI

USI and Young Friends Of The Earth to waddle For Job Creation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“A rookery of student penguins will waddle from Dáil Éireann to the Department of the Environment tomorrow (March 23rd) to demand sustainable job creation, better use of Ireland’s natural resources and clean energy usage …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 22 March]

Could Education Bring Down the Government?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“It has been said that the program for Government approved last week in the Dáil is high on rhetoric but low on detail, leaving the detail to be hammered out at cabinet level …” (more)

[Henry Burrows, University Times, 18 March]

Re-election of Gary Redmond a worrying sign

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“This is without a doubt a crucial time in student politics in Ireland. With the election of a new government, all interest groups will attempt to argue their own corner, in defence of their own interests. The Union of Students in Ireland, having recently bizarrely called for the scrapping of the Croke Park Agreement, finds itself in new waters …” (more)

[Donal Fallon, The Student Observer, 15 March]

Is the USI (Union of Students in Ireland) now completely beyond redemption?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“News broke today that Gary ‘Vote Fianna Fail for Jobs’ Redmond was re-elected president of the USI with 92% of the vote. Those votes came not from students by the way, but from full time sabbatical officers …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 14 March]

No real change in the Crumlin offices of USI

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“Some interesting news today, that the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have re-elected Gary Redmond for a second term as President. Redmond of course was the USI President who moved quickly on November third last to condemn students engaging in ‘anti-social behaviour’ …” (more)

[Come here to me!, 14 March]

Redmond re-elected as USI head

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“Gary Redmond, the incumbent president of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), has been re-elected for a second term. Mr Redmond, from Arklow in Co Wicklow, served as student union president in University College Dublin before being elected as USI president in April 2010 …” (more)

[Cían Nihill, Irish Times, 14 March]

Student Representatives from Across Ireland Gather for USI Annual Congress

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“Hundreds of student representatives from around the country have gathered in Dunboyne, County Meath for the annual National Congress of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 14 March]