Around the Universities – Issue 5

University College Dublin UCD SU President Katie Ascough has been impeached, and presidential by-elections have been announced for late November. Trinity College Dublin Trinity College has announced that their fees will rise by 5% next year for post-graduate and non-EU students, in a move publicly opposed by TCDSU and the USI.   National University of…

UCC students support rail strike

Today marks the second day of industrial action by Irish Rail over pay rise claims. From 9am onwards, a group of Irish Rail workers affiliated with SIPTU and NBRU [National Bus and Rail Union] gathered in front of Cork’s Kent Station as part of a nationwide strike. Speaking to the UCC Express, a spokesperson from…