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Irish Second-Level Students' Union (ISSU)
Aontas Daltaí Iar-bhunscoile na hÉireann (ADIÉ)[1]
PresidentEmer Neville[2]
Vice PresidentAdam Lambe[2]
Honorary PresidentReuban Murray[2]
FoundedAugust 2008
Preceded byUnion of Secondary Students
International affiliationOBESSU

The Irish Second–Level Students' Union (ISSU)[3][4][5][6][7][excessive citations] is Ireland's national umbrella body for second-level students working through the student council network in second-level schools.[8] ISSU represents post-primary school students nationwide.[8]

ISSU's activities have three stated strands: it aims to provide training, guidance and advice to students and to equip them with the skills needed to become involved in the decision-making processes in their own school communities; and it aims to work with other organisations to bring the views of secondary school students to the attention of policy-makers and the media; and it aims to provide services to the membership of ISSU on the principle that control of those services lies with the membership.[9]

ISSU was founded in August 2008, from the remains of the Union of Secondary Students (USS)[10] which had been in existence from 2001 to 2008. It is a member of the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)[11] and the National Youth Council of Ireland.[12]

During September 2009, ISSU modified its name from the Irish Secondary Students' Union to the Irish Second–Level Students' Union to encompass all Irish post-primary schools.[13]

Students in Northern Ireland are represented by the Secondary Students' Union of Northern Ireland (SSUNI).


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  2. ^ a b c "ISSU Members Elect 2021-22 Coiste Gnó na nDaltaí (NSE) and MAC". issu.ie. Irish Second–Level Students' Union.
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  4. ^ Ryan, Órla. "Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts". TheJournal.ie. Archived from the original on 15 May 2020.
  5. ^ Nolan, Amy (9 April 2020). "Cork Leaving Cert student writes to the Taoiseach asking for a decision to be made about State exams". EchoLive.ie. Archived from the original on 12 April 2020.
  6. ^ "ISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow". SchoolDays.ie. April 2020. Archived from the original on 12 April 2020.
  7. ^ O'Kelly, Ita (27 August 2018). "Ita O'Kelly: Experience shows us Transition Year is simply a waste of time for many students". Independent.ie. Archived from the original on 27 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b Kiernan, Lynda (18 May 2020). "Laois student elected as President of national secondary school union". LeinsterExpress.ie. Archived from the original on 23 May 2020.
  9. ^ "ISSU Website - About ISSU". issu.ie.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Making a case for equality in education". IrishTimes.com. 20 May 2003.
  11. ^ "OBESSU | Members". www.obessu.org.
  12. ^ "Members - Irish Second-Level Students' Union". youth.ie.
  13. ^ "Cork teen: Why you should support the vote at 16". Echo Live. 2 June 2021.

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