UCD Group Campaign Against SU Membership

Following the well-publicised and controversial impeachment of Katie Ascough, a campaign group has begun voicing their dissatisfaction with the performance of the UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU). The Freedom of Choice Coalition (FOCC) UCD has begun campaigning for opt-in membership only of UCDSU, criticising the way the impeachment referendum was handled. “The ‘KAsco Fiasco’ has destroyed…

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…

UCD SU President Katie Ascough Impeached

After two days of voting, in what had become a highly anticipated referendum, UCD Students’ Union president Katie Ascough has been impeached, as the ‘yes to impeachment’ campaign won out, gathering approximately 69% of the 6611 votes cast. Voting began on Wednesday the 25th of October and ended at 8pm on Thursday the 26th. The…