UCDSU officers denied request to campaign for Ascough’s impeachment

  The three University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) sabbatical officers who announced they had taken leave to campaign against President Katie Ascough were denied their request to take annual leave this morning. The University Observer reports that the action follows a complaint lodged to UCD’s Returning Officer. Voting begins in the impeachment referendum today. […]

Political culture in Trinity is suffocating

I suspect the conflict over the changing of Dublin University Gender Equality Society’s (DUGES) official name to DU Feminist Society (FemSoc) is confusing to many new Trinity students. The Central Societies Committee (CSC) holds that it does not wish to allow the formation of political societies not affiliated with a political party – as though […]

The bloated egos of student politics

There are, as ever, many confusions to be found in student politics. The emerging confusion, however, is best embodied by the self-interested individual: the person who waves the flag for political virtue, but whose every action suggests that they are concerned only for their own good, with little more than contempt for the wider political […]

Rents reach new all-time high while supply of accommodation continues to drop

  Rents have reached an all-time high while the supply of accommodation continues to drop, as students from across the country scramble to find accommodation for the upcoming college year.   A quarterly report published by property website Daft.ie has found that rents across Ireland were at an all-time high for the fifth quarter in a […]

Katie Ascough announced UCDSU President

Katie Ascough, a third year Science student specialising Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has won the University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) presidential candidate race with a final total of 1,431 votes.   Three other candidates also ran for the position; Ronán Bartley, Rebecca Hart and Philip Weldon. Second year Business student Weldon placed second in the race with […]

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