The president of UCD student's union says she never agreed to "break the law" in relation to abortion information
UCD students voted overwhelmingly to remove Katie Ascough from office.
She faced criticism for removing information about abortion from the college's student handbook.
She maintains it was over legal concerns about publishing price lists and web sites that sell abortion pills, and that the campaign against her amounted to bullying tactics.
However angry students felt Ms Ascough had reneged on a promise not to interfere with the union's pro-choice stance.
Over 6,600 people voted, which according to the College Tribune, makes it the biggest referendum turnout in recent UCD history.
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Speaking after the impeachment vote carried by 69%, she said she felt compelled to remove the material.
"The union does have a mandate to repeal the 8th amendment and I absolutely respect that.
"It also had a mandate in the 80s or 90s to produce this illegal abortion information.
"But under our new constitution - the 2015 UCDSU Constitution - very clearly states that you cannot mandate somone to break the law".
"I promised to respect the pro-choice mandate of the union, and I absolutely do, but I never promised to break the law or risk a personal criminal record for the rest of my life."
"I don't think it's fair to pressure someone to break the law against their will".
Additional reporting: Jack Quann