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Save UT campaign threaten legal action against SU Electoral Commission

A letter from UT’s legal counsel was sent following a sanction issued by the EC

The Save the University Times (UT) campaign threatened legal action against the Electoral Commission (EC), the Students’ Union body that organises and regulates referenda and elections, Trinity News has learned. In a letter sent by Prof Eoin O’Dell, legal counsel

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EC sanction for No side in UT defunding referendum

The news emerged in an email statement by the Electoral Commission this afternoon

The “No” side in the upcoming referendum on the funding of the University Times has been sanctioned today for a breach of Schedule 3, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union’s (TCDSU) set of rules governing elections.

As a result of the

Editorial

Editorial: Bugging has destroyed the integrity of the University Times

Any student is liable to bugging if the University Times does not face serious consequences

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In 2015, then-Editor of the University Times Samuel Riggs’ staff insisted that he take a leave of absence from the newspaper after details of emails that the Central Societies Committee had provided on the condition that they not be referred

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University Times reported to Junior Dean for bugging student

The newspaper questioned a Law School faculty member about the legality of using information gathered from bugging Ben Arrowsmith, President of Knights of the Campanile

The University Times has been reported to the Junior Dean for bugging final year Law and Business student, Ben Arrowsmith, who also serves as President of the Knights of the Campanile. The newspaper allegedly placed a microphone recording device outside

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Presidential candidate Hennessy sanctioned by Electoral Commission

Hennessy’s campaign pages will be offline between 8pm and 10pm this evening

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Presidential candidate, Daire Hennessy, has received a minor strike from the Electoral Commission today. His campaign pages will be offline between 8pm and 10pm this evening.

Speaking to Trinity News, Hennessy said: “Someone posted

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Over 1,300 students vote in first day of TCDSU elections

The Chair of the Electoral Commission, Stephen Sheil, made the announcement in an email statement

Over 1,300 students have voted on the first day of the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical officer elections. The Chair of the Electoral Commission, Stephen Sheil, made the announcement in an email statement this evening.

The number is

Comment, Editorial

Editorial: The RONs that got away

Contributing Editor, Rory O’Sullivan, and Editor, Niamh Lynch, weigh in on the prominence of re-opening nominations as an option in this year’s TCDSU Comms race

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At the time of writing, there is a chance that, for the first time in recent memory, an unopposed candidate will lose an election to RON. Muireann Kane is polling at 56% among decided voters in the Communications and Marketing