David Flood elected next TCDSU Ents Officer

Flood secured 2,361 votes, or 66%, of the race, while Dundon received 936 votes or 26%. The re-open nominations (RON) option received 265 votes or 7.5% of the race. Total votes cast totalled 3,690 with 128 number of spoiled votes leaving a valid 3,362 number of votes.   Flood ran his campaign with an emphasis […]

Aimee Connolly elected next TCDSU Education Officer

Aimee Connolly, the sole candidate for Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Education Officer, has been elected on the first count with 83% of the vote.   A total of 2,879 votes were cast for Connolly, out of a total valid poll of 3,467. There were 200 spoilt ballots and 588 votes to re-open nominations […]

James Cunningham elected next TCDSU Welfare Officer

James Cunningham has been elected as the next Welfare Officer of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). He was the only candidate running for the position this year. He received 84% of the vote, or 2,935 votes. 560 students, or 16%, voted to re-open nominations (RON).   The total vote count was 3,688, with 193 […]

Option 3 wins in supplemental exam fees and modular billing preferendum

Option 3 has won the vote in the supplemental exam fees and modular billing preferendum, receiving 1,208 numbers of votes 34.47% of the total valid poll. Option 3 read: “TCDSU should not support the introduction of supplemental exam fees but should advocate for modular billing.” Total valid poll was 3,504,    Option 2 received 883 […]

Voter turnout up by 20% in TCDSU elections

Voter turnout in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical officer elections, and preferendum on supplemental exam fees and modular billing, has increased by over 20%.   3,768 voters were cast in this year’s six elections, amounting to an increase of 20.8%. 3,120 votes were cast in last year’s elections.   This year’s elections […]

Trinity has second highest number of postgraduate researchers in Ireland

  Trinity has the second highest number of postgraduate researchers in Ireland with 1,591 students enrolled in postgraduate research for 2016/2017.   The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has today published research showing that University College Dublin (UCD) ranks highest on the list of Irish institutions with postgraduate researchers, a,t 1,742. University College Cork (UCC) and National […]

TCDSU Presidential candidate Sean Ryan drops out of race following sexual harassment allegations

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union candidate Sean Ryan has dropped out of the Presidential race, following allegations of sexual harassment made by Trinity News yesterday.   In a post on Ryan’s campaign Facebook page, he said: “I reject the allegations of sexual harassment against me. This afternoon, I met with Junior Dean, Tim Trimble, and […]

Being homeless in 21st century Ireland

Yesterday evening, in the Maxwell theatre, the Trinity Vincent De Paul (VDP) society hosted a panel discussion: Being Homeless in 21st Century Ireland. The VDP Social Justice committee has been focused on understanding the homelessness crisis afflicting Ireland as well as working on projects to help raise awareness about the homelessness crisis. One such initiative […]

UCD re-designating over 170 bathrooms as gender neutral

  University College Dublin (UCD) is re-designating over 170 bathrooms across campus as gender neutral and will introduce transgender changing facilities in its sport centre.   The move is part of the Gender Identity and Expression Policy, a new policy which aims to provide a welcoming environment for transgender and genderfluid staff and employees. The […]

Maynooth University introducing sleeping pods in library

  Maynooth University (MU) has begun introducing sleeping pods, or isolation pods, in its library. The pods were introduced through a winning idea by an MU student in their inaugural Innovation Competition.   MU has described the ‘Energy Pods’ as “ideal for commuting students or just someone who simply needs a nap or a time alone […]


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