Jack Smyth was elected as the new Chair of Trinity Publications in an EGM held on Monday evening, taking over from Shannon McGreevy.
Due to the recent resignation of the previous Chair, Treasurer and Amenities Officer, an EGM was called to fill essential roles on the committee, with Séaghan Ó Domhnalláin elected as Treasurer and Abby Cleaver elected to the position of Amenities Officer. It was held in the Publications Office in House Six.
Smyth currently serves as the Art Editor for the Trinity Journal for Literary Translation (JOLT), an independent publication focusing on ‘showcasing writing in Translation by Trinity students, staff and alumni, as well as a wider community’.
Speaking to Trinity News, Smyth thanked those at the EGM for electing him, saying that Trinity Publications is an “integral supporter of Trinity culture” and that he promised to dedicate himself fully to the responsibilities of the office.
Smyth also thanked the outgoing committee members for “their continued role in making the transition process as smooth as possible”.
Ó Domhnalláin, a JS Early and Modern Irish Student, also serves as the Sports Editor of Trinity News and succeeds Ellen Kenny, current Assistant Editor for Trinity News.
Cleaver, who takes over from Laura Galvin, is a JS English and Philosophy student who serves as the current Comment Editor for Trinity News.
In a statement to Trinity News, Cleaver said: “I’m very excited to begin working as Amenities Officer, hoping to bring both enthusiasm and commitment to the table and working to support the committee and the various publications as best I can.”
“My main priority is to work on getting organised and staying organised, concerning upkeep and potential updates as needed of our facilities,” she continued.
The Trinity Publications Committee is one of Trinity’s designated capitated bodies alongside Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), the Central Societies Committee (CSC) and Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC). They receive funding from College to support student-run publications across campus, including Trinity News, Icarus, TN2 Magazine and The Piranha.