Tag: Student Union

Students Mobilise Against NUIGSU Deplatforming Proposals

A small mercy existent hitherto on Irish campuses has been the dearth of hate speech regulations. While your garden variety anarcho-communist or trot SU official could foam at the mouth at the activities or even existence of a publication like...

/ 19/03/2021

TCDSU Votes to Commit itself to Activism at Student Expense

Yesterday evening, Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) decided to undertake another two campaigns against national policy. At the second council of the year, the SU voted to support the undermining of the 27th amendment, which removed birthright citizenship from...

/ 25/11/2020

Student Charges and USI’s Student Levy

With September looming, the annual news cycle has invariably turned to the perennial problem of student accommodation, or, more correctly, the lack of it.  What is increasingly clear is that, with their eye-watering rents, the newly built purpose built student...

/ 24/08/2019

It’s Time to Disaffiliate From the USI

At the beginning of each year students across Ireland pay their college and university fees. Incorporated into these lump sums is the standardised €8 membership fee for the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). This organisation purports to represent 374,000...

/ 01/03/2019

The Burkean’s Guide to the Trinity Student Union Elections

Let me ask you a question comrade: What’s the difference between The Catholic Church and Trinity’s Student Union? The former massively out of touch organisation doesn’t pretend to be democratic. The SU however have firmly kept to the claim that...

/ 25/02/2019

University of Limerick’s SU Mandate: Death of Democracy on Irish campuses

On Wednesday, February 21st, the University of Limerick Students’ Union voted to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment. The union’s official paper, An Focal, reported that a total of 256 UL students turned out to vote on whether...

/ 26/02/2018

An Unjust Law and Ascough’s Dilemma

You wanna know what you need to make a basic 12-gauge shotgun? It’s pretty basic stuff. You need a metal tube, 18.5mm wide, and a screw will suffice as a firing pin. For further information go to YouTube and search...

/ 01/10/2017