Seanad elections: David Norris on why you’ve “always got to earn the vote”

Ireland’s longest-serving senator discusses Seanad reform, the future of LGBT+ rights in Ireland, and why he’s inspired by student activism

The infamously gregarious David Norris was first elected to the Seanad in 1987, making him the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from Trinity 20 years …


DCU students appeal rerun of BDS referendum

The initial referendum results were withheld following a technical fault

The Dublin City University branch of Students for Justice (DCU SJP) have appealed the decision to rerun a referendum regarding the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The result of the referendum was disregarded following a technical fault which forced


Motions pass at SU Council to elect off-campus officer and support climate change strike

The new part-time officer will be elected at next Council


A motion to reinstate the Off-Campus Officer position on Union Forum was passed this evening at Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council.

The motion was proposed by TCDSU Citizenship Officer and Education Officer-elect Niamh McCay, and seconded by Tídgh


Over 80 TSM combinations eliminated under TEP

TSM students may face difficulties repeating a year following course restructure

87 subject combinations previously offered as part of the two-subject moderatorship (TSM) programme will no longer be available next year due to the programme’s restructuring under the Trinity Education Project (TEP).

In place of the TSM course, a Joint Honours