2,500 Cork students register to vote – after USI campaign

27 November 2017
By Elaine Murphy

Over 2,500 students register to vote across Cork as part of National Campaign
The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed a massive effort across Ireland that has seen over 18,000 students added to the register of electors ahead of a number of referendums and a possible general election taking place in 2018.

USI President Michael Kerrigan said:

“With a decision on Higher Education funding on the horizon, a referendum on the 8th amendment and the possibility of a general election in 2018, students understand more than ever, how important it is to have their voices heard”

On the registration itself, Kerrigan continued:

“We have seen long queues across the country of students registering to vote. The work carried out by Students’ Unions and societies has been incredible. Students have shown that they are engaged with and understand the issues, and these figures demonstrate the determination of our members to effect change.”

Speaking on behalf of UCC Students’ Union, President Martin Scally said:

“We are delighted to have registered so many students in UCC. It is a sign that students really want to have their voices heard and have their input valued. Almost 2,000 UCC students came out and registered and we’re extremely proud of this number”

Speaking on behalf of CIT Students’ Union, President Sam Dawson said:

“CIT students have registered to vote in huge numbers, fantastic to see students getting involved and getting their voices heard on a national level. CIT’s motto is Rísam Uile – Let us all achieve together. Our students will have their vote on a national level more than ever”

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