Wednesday 17 January 2018

Students to impeach president

Katie Ascough, the president of UCD’s student union
Katie Ascough, the president of UCD’s student union

Alan O'Keeffe

Students at University College, Dublin, have voted to impeach the president of their students' union following a debacle over information on abortion.

The count last night showed a clear majority of 70pc to impeach Katie Ascough, a pro-life supporter.

Calls to impeach her came after she withdrew information on abortion services from a student magazine, despite the information being previously available in UCD. Re-printing cost the union €8,000.

She said legal advice stated the information was illegal.

Irish Independent

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