Beat the Recession: Run for the Union

Without trying to sound like the countless number of articles and blogs that document the woeful circumstances that this economic crisis, known as “The Recession” has had for the “Young People” of Ireland, I feel like I have to comment on it in some way.

Many of us have friends who have recently graduated from university or are on the verge of doing so ourselves and have now come into a world where the opportunities of the Celtic Tiger have long gone. Students are faced with the the following options: Continue reading

US(I) or them?: NUI Maynooth to vote on joining U.S.I

This Wednesday, along with the Union elections, NUIM students will be voting on whether to join the ranks of the Union of Students in Ireland (U.S.I.). The referendum, if passed, will bring the University back into the Union, which it had been in for only nine months nearly ten years ago.

This vote has caused quite a stir among the students who are politically minded with a strong Yes campaign emerging last week.. While those saying No have shown nothing except loud voices and complaints about the €5 levy to every student, can we expect a proper campaign from them in the last few remaining days of canvassing? Continue reading

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage

Welcome all to The Student Observer. This blog is designed to inform students of political issues both from within the the Universities of Ireland and on a national level. This blog is written by students for students. We aim to engage and inform everyone on the going’s on with our representatives both at Student Union level and nationally. We are a neutral in our political beliefs and are not spouting any party’s agenda. We go by our core motto and aim is to discuss the following:
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

-Juvenal & Dave Ryan

Originally posted 20/02/10 at http://studentobserverireland.blogspot.com/2010/02/politics-strife-of-interests.html