Tuesday 23 January 2018

Comment: Caught between a student union rock and a legal hard place

The impeachment of UCD student union president Katie Ascough was a new low point for free speech and fairness, writes Maria Steen

Katie Ascough: A bright future despite impeachment
Katie Ascough: A bright future despite impeachment

Maria Steen

Last Thursday night Katie Ascough, the UCD student union president, was impeached by her fellow students.

Before conspiracy theorists start whispering, let me declare openly that I am against abortion, that I am a spokesperson for the Iona Institute and that I know Katie Ascough.

I know her to be an intelligent, talented, warm and energetic person. But the past few weeks have also shown her to be a young woman of immense courage and inner strength, who has become an inspiration for thousands of people across the country.

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