3-6 April 2023

Clayton Hotel, Sligo

Election Hustings








The front entrance of the Clayton Hotel, Sligo

Projected Delegate Entitlement

The projected voting and delegate entitlements for USI Comhdháil 2023 are: 

ATU Galway Mayo SU 9
ATU Letterkenny SU 6
ATU Sligo SU 9
Belfast Metropolitan College SU 2
Carlow College SU 2
College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise SU 2
Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Ollscoil Gaillimh 20
Dundalk IT SU  7
Maynooth SU 15
MTU Kerry SU  4
MTU Cork SU  10
North West Regional College SU 2
Northern Regional College SU 2
Queen’s University Belfast SU 26
SETU Carlow Students’ Union 11
SETU Waterford Students’ Union 10
South Eastern Regional College SU 2
South West College SU 2
Southern Regional College SU 2
St Mary’s University College Belfast SU 3
Stranmillis University College Belfast SU 3
Trinity College Dublin SU 20
TU Dublin SU 29
UCC Students’ Union 24
Ulster University SU 28

USI Comhdháil 2023 took place in Sligo from 3-6 April 2023. It’s over.


Read the Clár

Clár Annexes and Position Papers

Some motions in the Clár refer to position papers to be adopted. Here they are in full.

Clár Errata and Addenda

Pobody’s nerfect, and two interim policies were omitted from the Clár. Here they are:

CD2: Officer Reports and Annual Accounts

This document contains the Annual Accounts which have been approved by the Governance Committee and the Officer Reports for members of the Executive Team / Coiste Gnó.


Your delegation should aim to arrive at the hotel before the Comhairle Náisiúnta meeting scheduled for 11am on Monday.

Your delegation should depart after 2pm on Thursday.

What’s included?

Congress fees are paid by the Students’ Union and there is no charge from USI to any delegate or accredited observer directly.

This is a fully catered event which will include:

  • 3 nights’ B&B accommodation
  • Lunch on each day
  • Dinner on Monday, Tuesday evenings
  • Congress Dinner on Wednesday evening
  • Access to the leisure facilities of the hotel
  • Entertainment


The Congress Director has been assured by the hotel that all notified allergies & intolerances will be catered for at the event, and Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options will all be available.


Bring your Student Card

Bring your Student Card or some form of ID which proves you are a student at the college attached to your Students’ Union.  No ID, no checkin. 


Best to bring some. It’s best to have comfortable clothes for debate sessions, because these last all day.   By all means have an evening change of clothes for the social events if you wish.  Wednesday evening is a Gala dinner, so if you wish to be all fancy for that, that’s fine too. No pressure.

If you’re going to use the leisure facilities, bring togs. Please.


If you have queries about Comhdháil, please feel free to ask the Congress Director:  congress@usi.ie 


It’s a busy time of year for hotels.  Guests departing on the day of our arrival will mean not all rooms are cleaned before we arrive.

If you’re arriving on Sunday night, you can check in after 3pm on Sunday.

If you’re arriving on Monday morning, there will be a bag-drop area and rooms will be available in the afternoon. 


USI Comhdháil accommodation, as in all previous years, is on the basis of shared rooms. In the vast majority of cases, rooms will be shared between members of their own delegation.

As notified at Comhairle Náisiúnta in Tralee (January 2023), single rooms are not available on an elective basis for this event. Your delegation leader will be ultimately responsible for sharing arrangements within your delegation, subject to USI’s responsibility to ensure full occupancy of available beds.


A limited number of fully accessible (roll-in) rooms are available at the hotel and will be reserved for delegates with a certified medical requirement.

Delegates with mobility disabilities will be facilitated as far as possible to be accommodated in accessible rooms close to elevators. The Congress Director may need to communicate with delegates with such conditions personally and confidentially to assess the requirements of delegates.




Each delegation is entitled to bring up to 2 student observers to Comhdháil. An observer must be a student who would be otherwise eligible to be a delegate. They must be registered in a course of study at the Member Organisation’s institution and possess a valid, current student card.

Press observers

Accredited members of the press may attend open sessions of Comhdháil between 10am and 7pm.

Public observers

The Congress Director has determined that, for reasons of available space, there will be no public uninvited observers for USI Comhdháil 2023.


If you have queries about Comhdháil, please feel free to ask the Congress Director:  congress@usi.ie