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]

Welcoming the new Irish education minister

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“The new Minister for Education and Skills is Ruairi Quinn. I have known him for some time, and remember debating industrial relations law with him when he was Minister for Labour in the 1980s. I regard him as a good choice for the education portfolio, in which he has both experience and an established interest …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 March]

USI Welcomes New Deposit Retention Scheme in Government Programme

Posted in Life with tags , on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Student in Ireland (USI) has welcomed the presence of a new Deposit Retention Scheme in the new Programme for Government …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 7 March]

USI Launches Survey on Students with Disabilities

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in conjunction with AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability, is conducting a survey of students with disabilities in higher Education across Ireland …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 3 March]

USI to pressure Labour over pre-Election commitment

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has said that it will make sure that the Labour Party keep to the pledge that they signed before the election saying that they would not increase fees …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 2 March]

USI reminds Labour Party of pre-election promises

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has warned that students will not forget if the Labour Party fails to fulfil its promises regarding third level fees …” (more)

[Education Matters, 2 February]

Students in fees warning

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland has warned that third-level fees must be a red line issue during government negotiations ahead of the inception of the 31st Dáil …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 2 March]

‘Third Level Fees must be a Red Line Issue in Government Negotiations’ – USI

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Student in Ireland (USI) has warned that third level fees must be a red line issue during Government negotiations ahead of the inception of the 31st Dáil …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 1 March]

USI Urges Students to Vote

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI), having recently completed a national bus tour registering over 15,000 students to vote, is urging students across the country to vote this Election Day …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 25 February]

FG’s plan to ‘tax’ graduates faces legal challenge

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“A Fine Gael-led government will face a High Court challenge if it proceeds with plans to make 40,000 students starting college in the autumn pay back part of the cost of sending them to third level …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 25 February]

All Parties Must Follow Labour Example and Sign USI Election Pledge

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , on 21 February 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called on all political parties to publicly sign its Election Pledge. Earlier today (Monday, 21st of February) The Labour Party education spokesman, Ruairí Quinn, signed the USI Election pledge on behalf of his party at the Front Arch of Trinity College Dublin …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 21 February]

USI Welcomes Labour’s Commitment to Scrapping PLC Reg Fee and Reducing Student Service Charge

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the Labour Party’s commitment to abolish the €200 registration fee for Post Leaving Certificate courses, and to reducing the student services charge back to €1,500, if they are in Government after the election …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 17 February]

‘A review is not a reversal’ – student nurses continue protest

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Approximately 4,000 student nurses and midwives took to the streets of the capital today to protest against Government plans to phase out and eventually eliminate their pay …” (more)

[Alison Spillane, Politico, 16 February]

Redmond to run for second term as USI president

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“Union of Students of Ireland (USI) president, Gary Redmond, has announced his intention to campaign for re-election for next term. Redmond claims that he has unfinished business as USI President …” (more)

[Ethan Kiernan, University Observer, 15 February]