Head of the Union

On an overcast Wednesday morning in the Arts Building, I set out to talk to Trinity’s Students’ Union President in his preparation for the March for Education. Luckily, he was not hard to find. Towering above the swarms of students in the concourse, I caught him just as he greeted a group of first year […]

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 […]

TCDSU launch partnership with Offbeat Donuts

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has launched a partnership with Offbeat Donuts which will see a donut stand in the SU shop in House 6 from Monday of Freshers Week.   Speaking of the partnership, Communications and Marketing Officer Úna Harty said: “Donuts are what’s happening right now. A new shop pops up every […]

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 […]

The great divide in our students’ union

Only class reps can vote, but anyone can go to an SU monthly congress, and they are fascinating things. Speeches for or against motions can only be about 2 minutes long. For the motion to support BDS at the most recent council, there were so many speakers on both sides that speeches were reduced to […]

Israeli embassy sent letter pressuring TCDSU over boycott motion

The Israeli embassy in Ireland sent a letter to the current Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty warning against passing a recent motion concerning Israel at the most recent TCDSU Council.   The letter, seen by Trinity News, was sent by the Deputy Israeli Ambassador Orli Weitzman the day before the most […]

TCDSU President-elect Kevin Keane in controversy after speaking against Israel boycott

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President-elect Kevin Keane has broken a pledge he made during the sabbatical officer election campaign to advocate for an economic and academic boycott of Israel in Trinity. On February 16, following the joint Trinity News and University Times media hustings, Keane pledged his support “for non-violent boycott, divestment and […]

We must be a community

A strong sense of community is vital for an enjoyable college experience. Lectures and assignments are important, but it is your experience of community that will make you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, and it is the memories of that community that we will be talking about long after we leave Trinity […]

Kevin Keane elected as TCDSU President on first count

Kevin Keane, a fourth year Law student, has been elected President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) on the 1st count.   Out of a valid poll of  votes, Keane received 1,584 first preferences, amounting to 51.9 % of the total. Bryan Mallon received 29.5%, or 901 first preferences, while Thomas Emmet received 12.2%, […]

Four candidates sanctioned by the Electoral Commission today

Four candidates in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical elections have been sanctioned by the Electoral Commission (EC) in a meeting today. The candidates involved are; Damien McClean, running for Welfare Officer; Úna Harty, running in the Communications and Marketing race as well as Bryan Mallon and Kevin Keane, who are both running […]

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