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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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Art Society

This society believe everyone has artistic ability and talent and that they can express however they want by joining the society! They hold weekly meetings to practise all aspects of art such as sketching, painting and much more. They regularly collaborate with other societies in the college and have held a very successful silent auction in aid of Pieta House. Keep an eye out for their posters around campus.

   

 

Cumann Gaelach

An Cumann Gaelach aims to promote Irish Culture in Mary I, in particular labhairt na Gaeilge. This Society is not just for native, fluent, or even semi-fluent Irish Speakers, it’s for anyone with a cúpla focail and an interest in a good time. Each year the society is involved in organising and participating in the events for Seachtain na Gaeilge. This is also a great society for International students to learn about and experience Irish culture

   

 

Gaisce Society

A new society to Mary I, the gold Gaisce Society aims to encourage students to sign up for the gold Gaisce award and challenge themselves in order to improve skills and gain new experiences. Open to anyone who is interested in becoming part of the society and undertaking the award or those who simply want to stay informed with the running's of the society and the progress of the gold award participants.

   

 

International Society

Drawing mainly on students from abroad the society organises events to help expose students of other nationalities to Irish culture. Weekends away as well as numerous day trips are organised. They fundraise for these outings and have parties for everyone to get to know one another. This society is not limited to International students, all students are welcome.

   

 

LGBTA Society

The LGBT society has been running in Mary I for many years, causing outrage in its early stages, over the years it has become just another society.  Whether your gay, lesbian, bi, trans or just curious the society is there for you.  Catering for everyone whether you would like some guidance, or to attend a confidential meeting or just want a damn good night out on the Limerick gay scene this society is for you.  The society assures anonymity and does not engage in ‘outing’ any members. We all understand how difficult it is if you are not sure/not out/or just out - we've all been there!

   

 

Live Music Society

This society is dedicated to the development of live music in MIC. Regular gigs are organised locally and on campus. They have also held song contests and battle of the bands. Last year saw members of the Live Music Soc take over the entire Summerville Building during RAG Week for the Summerville sessions. You don’t have to be Hendrix to join! Beginners are welcome!  A love of music would help though!

   

 

MIDAS

MIDAS is one of Mary I’s largest and most successful societies. It has something for everyone with regular singing, cabarets, drama and dance workshops as well as plays and an annual musical. It is a great way to build confidence, meet new people and develop skills. There is room for everyone, no matter how much experience you have and it's a great opportunity to get experience in all facets of theatre, whether you want to be on stage or work behind the scenes.

   

 

One World Society

Interested in developing countries, the causes of poverty and fair play? Want to make a difference? Join our group to learn more and to help in campaigns. Every year the One World Society organizes One World Week and Fair Trade Fortnight. The One World Society is also involved with the Limerick City Fairtrade Network. Members of the society were part of the original group who worked to achieve Fairtrade status for the city. The One World Society worked tirelessly to promote the Fairtrade message and to ensure that Fairtrade products are available to students in the College. Monday March 1st 2010 saw MIC being officially recognised as a Fairtrade College. The One World Society also participates in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Limerick and organise numerous other events and activities for students and staff throughout the year!

   

 

Harry Potter Soc

Every year the Harry Potter Society starts the year with a sorting hat ceremony in the TARA building. A busy semester of table quizzes, bake sales, potions classes and intervarsities usually follows. It is the perfect Society for all potter fans to socialise and make new friends in the wizarding world. It doesn’t matter if you’re pureblood, half-blood or Muggle the Harry Potter Soc has something for you.

   
Trad Soc website

 

Trad Society

Their motto sums up the society spirit 'Ceol for the Soul'! All are welcome at their regular sessions in Fennessy's pub. You may spot them performing around campus when events are on and they often collaborate with other societies to fundraise for local charities!

   
SVP website

 

 

Mary I SVP Society

 

The SVP Society is a multi-award winning charity society that has a vibrant presence on campus. They hold events such as Positivity Week, Coin Drives and Food Appeals to fundraise, raise awareness and start conversations! The society is open to all students to join and meetings are held weekly to discuss new ideas. New members are always welcome!