Laura Harmon

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Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said  that new legislation to be published shortly on children’s issues will ensure people can focus solely on the issue of marriage equality when they vote in the referendum in May.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

New legislation to be published shortly on children’s issues will ensure people can focus solely on the issue of marriage equality when they vote in (...)

 Student Amée Dunne (left) and her fiancé Kathryn Nea at the launch of USI campaign: “We have an opportunity to protect our children, who are being bullied for being attracted to someone of the same gender. It’s not right and it’s not fair and it’s not equal.”  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

A campaign for a “Yes” vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has been launched by the Union of Students of Ireland.The USI, which says every cam(...)

File photo of the 5th Annual Marriage Equality March in 2013. The Union of Students in Ireland will launch its pro-marriage equality campaign on Tuesday.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will launch its campaign to secure a “yes” vote in the forthcoming marriage equality referendum on Tuesday at t(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country. A campaign to g(...)

Ray Aller and Reggie Blennerhassett at the Abbey Theatre yesterday. Picture Nick Bradshaw

The generation who “tore Ireland apart” are not the young, but those who sacrificed the future for the sake of their property portfolios and banking (...)

File photograph of students  protesting against cuts in grants and increases in fees in Dublin. The Government has announced plans to increase the student registration fee by another €250 to €3,000 for the next academic year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Third level students are holding a rally in Dublin today to call for the reversal of cuts to the sector and urgent Government action on student accomm(...)

Pictured at the Union of Students in Ireland pre-budget submission and education policy platform were:  Kieron Pierson, Sarah O’Shea, Tom Healy, Ciara Murnane, Patrick Maher and Luke Green. Photograph:  Conor McCabe.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for student support levels to be maintained in its pre-budget submission and education policy for t(...)

Students: College! Stay out all night, sleep in all day, and bring whoever you want home. Parents: Freedom! No more washing, no more moody teens, no m(...)

USI president  Laura Harmon: “The cost of accommodation in and around Dublin has risen enormously, pricing many students out of the accommodation market . . . the end result will be students unhoused and dropping out.”

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has appealed to homeowners in Dublin to consider offering accommodation to students during term time, as it fe(...)

Speaking at a rally in Dublin today, USI president Laura Harmon warned a combination of private sector rent price increases alongside the continuing shortfall in purpose-built student accommodation will fuel a dropout culture in third level education unless immediate action is taken.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) believes that Government intervention is now necessary to offset rising rent prices that may lead to an increas(...)

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