- At a meeting of the Joint Committee on Further Education, student unions through the USI proposed to amend the HEA Bill 2022 to allow 2 to 3 student representatives instead of 2 on governing bodies.
- This way, student unions like TCDSU would not lose that many officers on Board in the time of the aftershock of a pandemic, financial troubles and a mental health crisis.
- Amendment 151 was voted down by 6 to 3. Who is on our side?
Simon Harris – Fine Gael – Wicklow – voted AGAINST.
Alan Farrell – Fine Gael – Dublin Finglas – voted AGAINST.
Paul Kehoe – Fine Gael – Wexford – voted AGAINST.
Jim O’Callaghan – Fianna Fáil – Dublin Bay South – voted AGAINST.
Pádraig O’Sullivan – Fianna Fáil – Cork North-Central – voted AGAINST.
Marc Ó Cathasaigh – Greens – Waterford – voted AGAINST.
Rose Conway-Walsh – Sinn Féin – Mayo – voted FOR.
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire – Sinn Féin – Cork – voted FOR.
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin – Labour – Dublin Bay North – voted FOR.
We will not forget their actions come election time.