Staff at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have voted for strike action as part of disputes over pensions, pay and working conditions.

Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Students in NI call for an end to the marketisation of education, greater investment in the NHS, and a commitment to equality and human rights.

Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Legislation to decriminalise abortion and legalise same-sex marriage in NI will come into effect at midnight tonight, 21 October 2019, under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.

Posted Monday, October 21st, 2019

While many groups are actively engaged in lobbying on aspects of Brexit, and in turn have various interpretations of what format Brexit should or should not take, there is very widespread support for the avoidance of a no deal scenario; regardless of views on Brexit itself…

Posted Friday, October 11th, 2019

Women’s Officer calls for minority and student voices to be heard in consultation…

Posted Friday, October 11th, 2019

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