Katie Ascough, the President of UCD’s Students’ Union has been impeached, following a campaign led by students enraged by the fact that she is pro-life. The referendum was called after Miss Ascough, acting on legal advice, stopped the union from publishing information on abortion in a publication aimed at first year students. Just over 20 per cent of UCD students took part in the impeachment vote. Of those, 69% voted in favour of impeachment, while 31% voted against. The overall turnout was 6,611.