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Local Student Elected To Irish Second-Level Students’ Union

Carrigaline Transition Year student Anna Keyes (Edmund Rice College Carrigaline) has been elected as one of two Cork County Regional Officers of the Irish Second-Level Students Union.

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union is the national representative body for second-level students in the Republic of Ireland. They took up their roles on January 1st, and are looking forward to working together on behalf of all students across the county.

There are also two City Regional officers elected for Cork and the four were elected on the back of their speeches presented at last year’s Regional Council Of Schools. Carrigaline student Anna Keyes said “It was kind of nerve-wracking speaking to a large group of amazing students from across the county, but it was definitely really fulfilling.”

They are all extremely passionate about advocating for student wellbeing, especially through Covid-19. The Regional Officers plan to work alongside local TDs and County Councillors in their term, and also to grow the ISSU in the Cork region for the year ahead.

The ISSU has played a central role in many of the decisions made around schools and exams during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Anna, along with the other students elected, plan to ensure that student voices are heard at a local and national level for the year ahead.

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