Over 900 WIT students registered to vote as part of National Campaign
The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed a massive effort across Ireland that has seen over 15,000 students added to the register of electors ahead of a number of referendums and a possible general election taking place in 2018.
Speaking on behalf of WIT Students’ Union, President Michael Murphy said:
“Now more than ever students need to have their voices heard. We have our opinions on how we can make Ireland a better society and as per the figures that we have registered to vote students are now ready to put those ideas across and vote accordingly with those who hold similar visions in making Ireland a fair and equal society for future generations.”
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.”