#Strike4Repeal: 8th Amendment protest held in Galway

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March 8, International Women’s Day saw NUI Galway Femsoc, Pro-Choice Galway, Parents for Choice, and SU and USI representatives march with individuals in favour of repealing the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution in solidarity with protestors across Ireland. Inspired by Black Monday in Poland, this was part of the nationwide call on Irish women […]

SU President highlights role of the Students’ Union as election race commences

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Thursday 23 February saw the start of another Student Union election race in NUI Galway. Students are competing for the role of President, Welfare Officer and Education Officer, the three full-time positions in the Students’ Union. As candidates launch their campaigns over the next week, Student Independent News spoke with current Students’ Union President Jimmy […]

Is free third-level education possible in Ireland?

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While typing the headline for this article, I stopped for a moment. Why am I questioning something which everybody I’ve talked to agrees with? We, as students, desire a third level education which provides us with career opportunities and without the burden of high fees each year. Past students faced the hike in student fees […]

FEE FIGHT: USI to march for publicly funded third-level education

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The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) announced their plans for their national demonstration on Monday 26 September in St Stephen’s Green. The demonstration is set to take place on 19 October at the Garden of Remembrance and they are hopeful that it will draw up to 5000 students from across the country to take […]

Britain votes for Brexit

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Brexit will negatively affect New Graduates, says USI. In a result that has delivered shockwaves across these islands and beyond, with a record turnout of 71.8%, around 51.9% of voters in the United Kingdom have voted in favour of ending the country’s membership of the European Union. This is despite a majority of voters in […]

NUI Galway Students’ Union to host General Election hustings for Galway West – South Mayo

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  NUI Galway Students’ Union will be hosting a hustings for all Galway West – South Mayo candidates for the upcoming General Elections.

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USI smash target of 10,000 registered student voters in 48 hours

Students’ Unions could be capable of running countries, USI says

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USI steps up to defend SUs against harsh comments by Minister for Health

Student nurses to march on HSE headquarters

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On Thursday 6 March student nurses and midwives from around the country will take part in a protest march at Dr Steevens hospital in Dublin, headquarters of the HSE.  The protest is primarily related to pay rates for student nurse interns.

USI says abortion legislation punishes vulnerable young women

"The law on abortion in Ireland is not being changed. Our country will continue to be one of the safest places in the world for childbirth," says An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

USI has spoken out about the abortion legislation. Isabella De Luca reports…