TCDSU Presidential candidate Sean Ryan discusses his plans for campaigning and accessibility if elected

jSean Ryan is a fourth year Law student who is involved with Trinity GAA. Ryan has some previous experience in the SU, in his role as a class rep and campaigning for last year’s Presidential candidate Bryan Mallon. He states, however, that while SU experience is certainly advantageous in campaigning for President it is certainly […]

Government pledge €2.2 billion to higher education sector over next decade

    The Irish government have pledged €2.2 billion in capital expenditure to the higher education sector within the next decade, following the approval of the government’s Project 2040 by cabinet today.   The infrastructure project is comprised of two distinct plans – the National Planning Framework, and the National Development Plan, which together form Project […]

Ulster University Students’ Union call for removal of Emeritus title from academic following “racist” and “sexist” views

Ulster University Students’ Union (UUSU) has passed a motion to call for the revocation of the Professor Emeritus title from Prof. Richard Lynn following views the motion states as “racist” and “sexist”.   The motion, as seen by Trinity News, alleged that Prof. Lynn had been a speaker and attendee at the “Secret Eugenics Conference” […]

Flood’s night out: Making waves

  David Flood is one of two candidates in this Student Union race for Ents Officer.  Last night, in The Underground Venue, he hosted his promotional event as part of his campaign.  Flood is captain of DU Surf Club and in his speech at the Dining Hall Hustings, promised to deliver nights “you actually want […]

Five candidates sanctioned by Electoral Commission

Five candidates in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical officer elections were sanctioned by the Electoral Commission (EC) today.   Ents candidate Matt Dundon received a minor strike. Dundon’s online campaigning will be inactive between 9am and 9pm this Monday, February 19 as a penalty for the strike. Speaking to Trinity News, Dundon […]

Trinity launches dual degree programme with Columbia University

Trinity has announced the start of a four year dual degree programme with Columbia University. The programme will see students study for two years in Trinity followed by two years in Columbia University, New York. Students will graduate with a BA in Arts and Humanities from both universities.   The first group of students will […]

Candidates take to the stage for the fourth time in Trinity News Activism hustings

Just eleven candidates took to the stage at tonight’s fourth hustings, the Trinity News Activism hustings. Michael McDermott, who’s contesting the President and University Times Editor race, dropped out of the hustings for health reasons. Hosted by journalist Dil Wickremasinghe, candidates faced questions on the themes of activism and campaigning. President  The hustings opened with […]

Michael McDermott pulls out of TN Activism hustings

  McDermott, a candidate in both University Times (UT) Editor and Trinity College Student Union’s (TCDSU) President’s race, has pulled out of tonight’s hustings hosted by Trinity News and Aramark off our Campus. In a campaign page post, McDermott stated that he was forced to pull out due to the exhaustion and the challenges of balancing […]

Trinity lecturer apologises over female circumcision comments

Trinity lecturer Dr. Ali Selim has apologised for comments he made on female circumcision, otherwise known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Dr. Selim had said that the practice should be allowed with a doctor’s approval.   Speaking on the Pat Kenny Show on TV3 last night, Selim said that when he originally made the comments […]

Three candidates sanctioned by Electoral Commission today

Three candidates have been sanctioned by the Electoral Commission today for breaches of Schedule 3.   Communications and Marketing Candidate, Paraic McLean has been sanctioned due to an official complaint that was made when it emerged that a member of McLean’s team is not a registered student at Trinity. McLean was issued a minor strike […]


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