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Tipperary Institute Students Register To Vote

Sometimes I wonder if all of the money spent on education is wasted, but actions taken by students yesterday and hopefully today, have allayed those fears.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will take a visit to Leinster House today to officially launch their ‘Your Future, Your Vote‘ campaign.

The USI “Your Future, Your Vote” aims to allow the younger generation of Ireland to decide their own future and to make the politicians aware that students are registering to vote en masse.

USI President Gary Redmond stated the analogy and logic used by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address: “Ireland is spending billions of euro on educating young people before sending them abroad to compete against us. There are parents every single day of the week in the airports all over the country saying goodbye to their children.

I would have been delighted to show you a piece of video from Dail Eireann, but no material was available.

USI are on the move


USI are encouraging all local students to register to vote, prior to the looming general election. They claim that for too long the younger generations of Irish society have been ignored, but now, it is time that politicians sat up and listened.

Young people in Ireland will shoulder years of crippling debt thanks to the mistakes of the current generation and they will not tolerate a single second more of lacklustre governance from Irish politicians.

They claim that on polling day, politicians in every corner of the country will realise that students are no longer a dormant force as thousands of young people descend on polling stations to decide the future direction of this country.

Yesterday the special tour bus took to the road and hundreds of students abandoned canteens, bars, lecture halls and libraries,  in the Tipperary Institute in Thurles, in Carlow College, and in IT Carlow to registered to vote.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is on the move, aiming to sign up 50,000 students to vote in the next fortnight and they are adamant students will have the power to influence change.

President of IT Carlow Students’ Union Kate Acheson stated yesterday: “We will not tolerate a single second more of lacklustre governance from Irish politicians. On polling day, politicians in every corner of this country will realise that students are no longer a dormant force in society.”

USI claim that they intend to meet all of the political parties in the coming days to ask them directly their future policies on college fees/ and grants.

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