Elections at Congress

  • USI Elections will take place on 7 April 2019 at the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath.
  • USI will run official hustings at 8pm on 6 April 2019 at the same location.
  • Some Students’ Unions will run their own hustings for candidates.  These are not considered official events and are run outside the control of USI but are listed here for convenience of all candidates.
  • Advice on seeking election as USI is available in this USI Election Booklet

Candidate information

Each candidate may submit information to the USI Congress website, which we will publish soon after the close of nominations.

A sample of the layout for candidates is provided on this whimsical page.

Election Regulations

Elections are regulated by the USI Constitution and further rules are developed and overseen by the Electoral Commission.  Elections are then carried out by the USI Elections Subcommittee of the Steering Committee.

All USI election campaigns are subject to a spending limit of €350.00 per candidate.

The USI Constitution Articles 6.2 and 6.3 establish the current regulations.

Unofficial Hustings

Some Students’ Unions will run their own local hustings to decide which candidates they will support for each position.  These are not USI events, but they are listed for the convenience of candidates below.

Duly Nominated Candidates

President

 FitzPatrick, Lorna (President, USI Executive Team)

GMITSU; ITCSU; NUIGSU; STACSSU; WITSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Vice-President for Academic Affairs

 McStravock, Kevin (Vice-President for Academic Affairs, USI Executive Team)

GMITSU; LTITSU; STACSSU; UUSU; WITSU.

Twomey, Fergal (NUI Galway Students’ Union)

GMITSU; NUIGSU; WITSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Vice-President for Welfare

 Austick, Clare (NUI Galway Students’ Union)

AITSU; LYITSU; MSU; STACSSU; WITSU.

Ní Raghallaigh, Tara (Institute of Technology Sligo Students’ Union)

AITSU; GMITSU; LYITSU; STACSSU; WITSU.

Weiner, Ruairí (Maynooth Students’ Union)

LYITSU; MSU; QUBSU; TUDSU; WITSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Vice-President for Campaigns

 Donnelly, Aodhán (Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union)

NUIGSU; QUBSU; TCDSU.

McHugh, Craig (Vice-President for the Dublin Region, USI Executive Team)

IADTSU; NCISU; NUIGSU; TUDSU; UCCSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Vice-President for Equality & Citizenship

 Lyons, Marie (Vice-President for the Border, Midlands & Western Region, USI Executive Team)

DKITSU; GMITSU; ITSSU; MSU; TUDSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Vice-President for the Border, Midlands & Western Region

 Tobin, Gary (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Students’ Union)

AITSU; GMITSU; LYITSU; MSU; NUIGSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

 

Vice-President for the Southern Region

Kealy, Ciara (University College Cork Students’ Union)

ITTSU; UCCSU; WITSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Vice-President for the Dublin Region

 O’Neill, Megan (Technological University of Dublin Students’ Union)

DCUSU; IADTSU; TUDSU.

Murphy, Dean (National College of Ireland Students’ Union)

NCADSU; NCISU; TCDSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Leas-Uachtarán don Gaeilge (Vice President for the Irish Language)

 Ní Dhufaigh, Clíodhna (Leas-Uachtarán don Gaeilge, USI Executive Team)

AITSU; MSU; NUIGSU; TUDSU; WITSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Vice-President for Postgraduate Affairs

 Clarke, Adam (Institute of Technology Carlow Students’ Union)

CCSU; ITCSU; WITSU.

Re-Open Nominations (Obligatory Alternative)

Unofficial Election Hustings Listing