Barry Murphy re-elected as UCDSU President

Photo from The University Observer Barry Murphy, the former University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) campaigns and communications officer who took over from Katie Ascough after her impeachment, has been re-elected as UCDSU’s president.   Murphy won on the 6th count with 1,566 votes defeating Ryan Oakes who came second with 1,452  votes and Breifne O’Brien who came third with 1,112 votes.   In […]

TCDSU lends support to DCU accommodation protests

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has lent its “solidarity and support” to the Dublin City University (DCU) students protesting up to 27% increases in student accommodation rental costs, in a letter published on the SU’s Facebook page.   The open letter follows a protest at Shanowen Square, a purpose-built student accommodation complex adjacent to […]

USI calls on government to compensate student teachers on work placement

  The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is calling for student teachers to receive an hourly rate of pay to cover costs while on work placement.   The USI has released a report today detailing the financial expenses accrued by student teachers while working on placements. The report details that the average cost of work placement […]

DCU students protest 27% increase in student accommodation rent

Dublin City University (DCU) students were protesting rental increases of purpose-built student accommodation in the Glasnevin area today, joined by several Trinity students.    Shanowen Square, adjacent to the DCU Glasnevin campus, have increased their rent for next year by 27%. Students can stay in the accommodation complex for eight months, from September 10 to […]

DIT staff and students to vote on name of first Irish technological university

The staff and students of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght will be given the opportunity to vote in the naming process of what will soon become Ireland’s first technological university.   The three colleges, which together formed a consortium in 2012, operating under the name TU4Dublin, are now planning to […]

Trinity decides against supplemental exam fees

  The College Board has decided to reverse their decision on the implementation of supplemental exam fees, Provost Patrick Prendergast announced on Twitter this afternoon.   Prendergast wrote that “the Board has accepted the students’ proposals on modular billing and fees for supplemental repeat examinations, as well as new proposals for PG/Non-EU” followed by the […]

Students gather outside House 1 ahead of decision on supplemental exam fees

    As a meeting of the College Board took place inside to decide on the implementation of supplemental exam, students gathered outside House 1 in Front Square to voice their anguish at the €450 proposal.   Portesting began in silence, with several dozen students on the steps on the house, draped in banners and holding […]

TCDSU loses quorum before end of final Council

The last council of Trinity College Student’s Union (TCDSU) council lost quorum before the end of the meeting as not enough class reps stayed to the end of the meeting. As a result all motions have been deferred until next council including a motion about voting mandates for TCDSU delegates at the next USI conference. […]

Damien McClean and Colm O’Halloran make speeches at USI hustings

Hustings for candidates running for Union of Students in Ireland (USI) positions were held at SU Council tonight. Two Trinity students are among the candidates for USI positions, namely current Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) Welfare Officer Damien McClean and Colm O’Halloran.   Colm O’Halloran, TCDSU Faculty Convenor Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is […]

Part-time officers elected at last SU Council of year

Part-time officers for the 2018/2019 academic year were elected this evening during Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU)’s last Council of the academic year.   Part-time officers are full-time students who work alongside sabbatical officers on specific student issues. The part-time officers and sabbatical officers together form the Union forum, an executive committee of the […]


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