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In a meeting of the Communities committee today a number of Members raised the problems facing students who have been made unemployed as a result of the crisis, and student renters in hardship. NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh said, “We are grateful to the MLAs who have brought the difficulties facing students to the Minister today […]

Posted Monday, April 6th, 2020

Students cannot become collateral damage in the trade talks between the UK and EU, student leaders from across the UK and Ireland told the chief negotiator for the European Commission, Michel Barnier, today. The delegation included NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh, Union of Students Ireland (USI) President Lorna Fitzpatrick and the UK’s National Union of Students […]

Posted Wednesday, March 4th, 2020


By NUS-USI Women’s Officer Jill McManus The year 2018 set the scene for a rising tide of feminist activism around sexual violence and harassment, with several high-profile sexual assault cases in Northern Ireland and Ireland, Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony to the US Senate and the #MeToo movement making sexual violence a prominent discussion for […]

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019