Minister David Stanton T.D. Launches the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union’s Charter for Inclusive Schools

DATE: 22.3.17 - 12pm Minister David Stanton T.D. Launches the Irish Second-Level Students' Union's Charter for Inclusive Schools The Minister with special responsibility for Equality, Integration and Immigration, David Stanton TD was on hand today to launch the ISSU...

Best of luck in your exams

The Irish Second-Level Student's Union wishes all those sitting Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied exams starting today the very best of luck! Speaking this morning regarding those taking their final exams, Education Officer David...

Press Statement: Re-introduction of guidance counsellors

The National Student Executive of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) expresses their concern following reports that in over half of second-level schools nationwide, 1 in 6 are using unqualified guidance counsellors. Particularly of concern is the drop in...

Press Statement: Education Reform must be a key focus under Minister Richard Bruton

PRESS STATEMENT 6th May 2016 Education reform at second-level must continue to be a key focus under Minister Richard Bruton. The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomes the appointment of Richard Bruton as Minister for Education and Skills and calls on the...

One year on from the Junior Cert

Saoirse Kearney shares her experience & study tips for the Junior Cert The Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate are both very important and very stressful exams, but a lot of the time the Leaving Cert overshadows the Junior Cert as there’s hype over the CAO and...

Press Statement: Mental Health Funds

PRESS STATEMENT 20th April 2016 The National Student Executive of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) is highly concerned in relation to the proposed reallocation of €12 million mental health funds. They are advocating for the reintroduction of guidance...

Survey: Leaving the Leaving Cert / Ag fágaint na hÁrdteiste

We're gathering students thoughts on completing the Leaving Certificate exams and we want to hear students honest opinions of their recent exam experiences. Please complete our ISSU Leaving the Leaving Cert survey and help shape ISSU policy!   Táimid ag bailiú...

Lead up to the Leaving Certificate Results (Part 2)

Student Engagement & Development Officer - Rebecca Dempsey In the months leading up to the Leaving Cert, students turn to past students for advice. The CAO has been a topic of conversation within the ISSU office as a few officers have recently sat their exams. It’s a...

(Part 1) Lead up to the Leaving Certificate Results

Deputy President - Joanna Siewierska My CAO* experience began way back somewhere in Transition Year guidance class when our counsellor, Ms Fagan, opened up qualifax.ie and cao.ie and asked us what would we like to do in college. We all smiled and thought, what is she...

Leaving Certificate Japanese

Leah - Ordinary Level Ah yes. The sweet thoughts of my final exam. Actually, no. The Japanese Exam itself was not sweet, in my opinion. However, the thought of it finally being my last and final Leaving Cert exam was sweet like honey. I was very unlucky in the fact...

What is ISSU?

ISSU is the national voice of second-level students in Ireland.

Who can join ISSU?

School Student Councils can affiliate to ISSU for free.

How can my school join?

The organiser of your student council can apply with a very simple form