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NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh has that it would be a despicable move to suspend parliament to try and force a no-deal Brexit. Robert Murtagh said: “Any effort to suspend parliament to force a no-deal Brexit upon the UK would be an absolutely disgraceful manoeuvre. “If anyone attempts to subvert parliamentary democracy to try and push […]

Posted Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh has said that the leaked no-deal Brexit document that appeared in the media in recent days demonstrates why a no-deal Brexit simply must be ruled out as a matter of urgency. Robert Murtagh said: “This leaked document outlining the possibility of food and fuel shortages and a hard border on the […]

Posted Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Ahead of tomorrow’s strike action by NIPSA, NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh has expressed solidarity with public sector workers taking industrial action in relation to pay. Robert Murtagh said: “I want to express my solidarity with NIPSA on the industrial action that they are taking in relation to pay. I fully support this NIPSA strike action, […]

Posted Thursday, July 25th, 2019

New NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh has said that given the impact that a no-deal Brexit would almost certainly have upon Northern Ireland, it must be ruled out as a matter of urgency. Robert discussed the potential impact of Brexit upon students across the island of Ireland in a plenary at an all-island student training event […]

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2019

NUS-USI President, Robert Murtagh, has praised Westminster MPs who voted for amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill 2019 to legislate for marriage equality and decriminalisation of abortion if the executive cannot be formed by 21 October 2019. NUS-USI continues to urge politician’s in NI to give young people and students’ hope by delivering […]

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes has called for politicians here to give students and young people hope for a better future by delivering a deal to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland. NUS-USI exists as part of a U.K. and all Ireland partnership with NUS and USI, and was created more than two decades before the […]

Posted Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

NUS-USI student movement has said that the tertiary education funding review chaired by Dr Philip Augar highlights the need for more funding for further education and student support. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes said that it is crucial that Northern Ireland moves to increase funding for student support and further education colleges to tackle inequality and […]

Posted Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The President of NUS-USI, the student movement in Northern Ireland, has welcomed news that a Common Travel Area and rights agreement is being delivered at the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference today, to protect rights and cross-border mobility if and when the UK leaves the EU. NUS-USI President Olivia Potter-Hughes stated: “This is a very positive development […]

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Robert Murtagh has this afternoon been elected as the new President of NUS-USI, at NUS-USI’s annual conference at the Everglades Hotel in Derry/Londonderry. The new president will begin their term on 1 July 2019. NUS-USI President elect Robert Murtagh said: “It is an immense privilege to have been elected as the new President of NUS-USI. […]

Posted Friday, March 29th, 2019

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Posted Wednesday, March 27th, 2019