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Announcement of Presidential Election

Nominations for President of MISU will open on Monday 16th April @ 9am and close on Tuesday 17th April @ 12pm. Nomination forms will be available to collect from the MISU Reception Desk.

 

The election for President of MISU will take place on Thursday 19th April.

 

AS PER ARTICLE 4.1.3 OF THE MISU CONSITUTION ALL MEMBERS OF THE STUDENTS’ UNION ARE ENTITLED TO SEEK ELECTION AT ANY LEVEL, SUBJECT TO ARTICLES 8,9,10 AND 11 OF THE CONSITUTION.

 

Please note the following;

 

Candidates who are running in the election are reminded that they cannot start campaigning for the election until after they have met with Returning Officer on Tuesday 17th April @ 1pm. Any breach of this shall result in the candidate receiving a sanction* from the Returning Officer.

 

Candidates must be available to attend this meeting as failure to do so may result in disqualification from the election.

 

All canvassing must be confined to the college grounds. Any breach of this regulation shall result in the candidate receiving a sanction* from the Returning Officer.

 

Candidates or their agents who do take up the option to canvass through social media forums must provide details of all social media sites they are using for this purpose. This should be done by emailing the social media site links / usernames to the Returning Officer by 12pm on Tuesday 17th April. Any candidate who campaigns through a social media forum, which they have not informed the Returning Officer of, shall result in the candidate receiving a sanction* from the Returning Officer.

 

Approved social media pages may only be published publically after the meeting with the Returning Officer on Tuesday 17th April 2018. Any candidate who is in breach of this regulation shall be subject to sanction* by the Returning Officer.

 

All candidates are solely responsible for all of their campaigning materials, literature, and the conduct of their campaigners as well as any campaigning materials distributed in hard or soft copy by their campaigners.

 

The above is not the full list of the Regulations for Conduct of Elections. Candidates will receive a copy of the Regulations for Conduct of Elections with their nomination form. The Regulations for Conduct of Elections can also be requested by any MISU Student by calling to the Reception Desk (from Monday 16th April).

 

* If a candidate or a member of their team breaches any of the Regulations for Conduct of Elections (which include , or any of the regulations of the MISU Constitution, the Returning Officer can discipline the candidate by:

 

• Public Reprimand;
• Expulsion from Hustings;
• Expulsion from Campaigning either in person or through Social Media platforms or both;
• Suspension from campaigning for any or all of the MISU election process, either in person or through Social Media Platforms or both;
• Disqualification from the election during the election process, up to and following the announcement of results.

MISU Returning Officer Report re. MISU Presidential election

** MISU Returning Officer Investigation Report **

 

EDIT: The Returning Officer circulated his findings to both Mr. Hedigan and the 13 students who lodged complaints at 9am on Wednesday 4th April. All were advised that the Returning Officer’s ruling was subject to appeal as per article 11.8.2 of the MISU Constitution.

Appeals had to be lodged by 5pm on Friday 6th April 2018.

On Friday April 6th, Mr. Hedigan informed the Returning Officer that he was accepting the recommendations and he opted to step down as MISU President-Elect and re-run for the MISU Presidential Election under the provisos which the Retuning Officer had specified. Mr Hedigan did not challenge any aspect of the report or the sanctions which the Returning Officer had specified.

By 5pm on Friday 6th April, the Returning Officer’s recommendations were not appealed.

 

The Returning Officer's report can be read here.

 

EGM Notice re. recent MISU Presidential Election

The MISU President has called an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) of the student body which will  take place on Tuesday 10th April 2018 @ 6pm in T.1.18

The EGM has been called following the recent MISU Presidential Election.

MISU will inform the student body of the outcome of a formal investigation by the Returning Officer into complaints lodged against the President Elect.

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MIC Foundation and MISU Award for Excellence application

Award for Excellence applications are now available to download here. Completed applications must be returned by Wednesday 4th of April at 12pm. Further information on application criteria are listed below.

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The competition is aimed at young people between 12-25 years of age to encourage the discussion of drug and alcohol related issues.

The competition is supported by the Department of Health, the HSE, the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Healthy Ireland and the Drugs.ie website. Drugs.ie is Ireland’s National Drug and Alcohol Information and Support Website. The drugs.ie site has in excess of 120,000 unique Irish visitors each year and over 500,000 international visitors.

The Drugs.ie “Let’s Talk About Drugs” National Youth Media Awards is an annual drug education competition that aims to help students explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, students are asked to research topics or share their personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article; or a poster. The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-25.
The competition gives students a platform to create an original piece of material that can then be used to educate other young people.

The themes for the 2018 competition will be divided into two categories based on age. This year, we want students between 18 and 25 years of age to discuss Club Drugs and Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs).

Winners from each of the four age categories will receive a €250 One4All gift card and the overall winner of both the 12-17 and 18-25 age categories will each receive a prize of €1,000 One4All gift cards. Winners will also have their work published on drugs.ie.

 

More information about the competition and examples of previous entries can be found at drugs.ie/awards.

If you have any questions in relation to the competition or our work, please contact Jason Sheridan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01-9603010.