TCDSU Council fails to reach quorum

Council was replaced by a town hall discussion meeting, where no motions could be voted on

This evening’s meeting of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has failed to reach quorum.

The meeting instead took the form of a town hall to discuss items on the agenda, but no motions could be voted on.

Motions …


TCDSU Gender Equality Officer demands “trans healthcare now” in campus protest

A handmade trans pride flag was hung from Regent House by members of TCDSU

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Gender Equality Officer Jenny Maguire led a protest demanding “trans healthcare now” at the Front Gate today.

Speaking at the protest, Maguire said that Ireland has the “worst [transgender] healthcare in the EU”. She …


CSC and Trinity Publications chairs propose unprecedented merger

If the proposal is approved by both the CSC and Trinity Publications, the two capitated bodies will form a joint constitution under the new name Trinity College Dublin Societies & Publications (TSP)

The Chair of the Central Societies’ Committee (CSC) and the Chair of Trinity Publications have this evening announced proposed plans to merge the capitated bodies.

In a press release to Trinity News this evening, Chair of the CSC Tom Hegarty


Speaker event featuring “homophobic and misogynistic” YouTube star called off due to security concerns

The Muslim Students’ Association, who organised the event, said it believed the decision was “the best course of action to ensure the safety and well-being of all”

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A planned event hosting controversial YouTube star Mohammed Hijab has been cancelled due to security concerns, according to the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA).

The event, which was due to take place tomorrow, had received significant criticism over the past 24 …


Students using College Wifi report technical errors when buying Trinity Ball tickets

Communications and Marketing officer Julie Smirnova confirmed that “Trinity Wifi became oversaturated due to a high volume of users accessing it at the same time”

Students using College Wifi were blocked from buying tickets for Trinity Ball on Ticketmaster, according to reports made to Trinity News. They were seen as bots with no prompt to complete a CAPTCHA available.

30 students confirmed to Trinity News …


Social Democrats’ Leader Holly Cairns: “Younger generations can see that we are different”

Cairns gave her first conference as leader of the Social Democrats at the Tara Building this afternoon

Newly-elected Social Democrats Leader Holly Cairns said that “younger generations can see that we are different” in her inaugural speech.

Speaking at the Tara Buildings, Cairns addressed her fellow Social Democrat TDs, local councillors, members of the executive committee, and …


College to return human remains to Inishbofin

College will now engage with the residents of Inishbofin to “identify the appropriate way of returning the crania”


The senior dean announced that College is to return human remains to the island of Inishbofin, which were taken without the consent of the community more than a century ago.

In an email sent to staff and students today, Senior …


Council passes motion on transgender healthcare

The motion calls for a review of the “invasiveness” of the questions asked to transgender patients seeking healthcare.


Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) passed a motion today calling for better transgender healthcare.

The motion mandates that the LGBT Rights Officer, President, and Welfare & Equality Officer to lobby for reduced waiting times at the Loughlinstown national gender …


Elizabeth O’Sullivan drops out of Education Race

The TCDSU Education race is now uncontested, with Catherine Arnold as the sole candidate

Elizabeth O’Sullivan has dropped out of the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) leadership race.

Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) Emma Gallagher confirmed to Trinity News that O’Sullivan dropped out of the race.

Speaking to Trinity News, O’Sullivan said …