USI calls on all Political Parties to Commit to Mental Health Reform before the General Election

The Union of Students in Ireland is calling on all political parties to commit to mental health reform and suicide prevention before the General Election. The number of students reporting mental health issues has increased, but as a result of hiring restrictions most colleges can’t afford to hire extra counselling staff to meet the demand. Research by […]

Youth Council urges young people in Offaly to register in time for General Election

1125 young people in Offaly have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote Deadline for supplementary register may be as soon as 8th February The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Offaly to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks […]

Youth Council urges young people in Offaly to get on Electoral Register in time for General Election

1125 young people in Offaly have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote Deadline to avoid supplementary register is 25th November –   The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in Offaly to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just […]

February 2016 now odds on to see General Election

After previous reports of an election looming before the end of 2015, it now looks like it may be February next year when we head to the polls. Initially November 2015 was red hot at 1/3 to see an election take place, but following a fairly uplifting Budget on Tuesday the odds have drifted out […]

General Election looks set for November as odds cut into 1/3 from 4/5

3/1 that Election will have to wait until March 2016 BoyleSports are predicting a General Election to take place next month in Ireland after a gamble has taken place on it occurring resulting in the odds shortening into 1/3 from 4/5. Both February and March 2016 can be backed at 3/1 with April 2016 available […]

Student’s demonstrate outside Dáil for Irish language lobby in General Election

100 Students will gather outside the Dáil tomorrow, Wednesday the 7th October, demanding an Irish language lobby in the General Election. The demonstration is organised by Conradh na Gaeilge and the Union of Students in Ireland, to demand that the Irish language is preserved and promoted by the next government. CnaG and USI understand the […]

Laois Offaly General Election Results

Electorate 106,312; Turnout 70.7%; Spoiled Votes 979; Quota 12,373; Seats 5. Elected – 1. Charles Flanagan (FG)  2. Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (FG) 3. Barry Cowan(FF)  4. Brian Stanley (SF) 5. Sean Fleming (FF) ——————————- Click here to see graph of how the votes and transfers went Eliminations – 1st Count Michael Cox, John Boland; 2nd […]

Brian Cowen not to run in forthcoming General Election

The Taoiseach Brian Cowen, in an interview with Midlands Radio 103,  has tonight announced that he will not be contesting the general election. The decision was arrived following talks with his family and with Micheal Martin, the new Fianna Fáil leader, he told the station. A selection convention for the Laois Offaly constituency is due […]