88% vote in favour of new student centre

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have voted in favour of a new student centre. The result was announced just after 6pm today. The total poll was 1,304 with 18 spoiled votes. 1,146, 88%, voted in favour of the student centre, while 140, 11%, voted against.   The two-day campaign period in the referendum on a […]

Voting begins for Student Centre referendum

  The two-day campaign period in the referendum on a new student centre has finished today, with voting taking place tomorrow and Thursday. Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) are proposing to build a €6.7m student centre for the college, covering 1,000m2.   The referendum proposes implementing a levy of €30 per year on each student […]

TCDSU votes to stay neutral on Irish reunification

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has voted to remain neutral on the issue of a united Ireland. The result was announced by Education Officer Dale Ó Faoilleacháin on the doorstep of House 6. Out of a turnout of 2,157 students, 1,184 voted in favour of TCDSU remaining neutral on the issue, while 927 voted for the […]

Panel Discussion on Political Activism

On Monday evening, the College Historical Society, in association with the newly founded TCDSU Lobby Group, hosted a panel discussion on Political activism. The event was a part  The Burke Sessions a series of panel discussions run by a subcommittee of the Hist.   Annabel O’Rourke gave an intro to the event and highlighted the […]

What the SU has been doing this year for Engagement

The SU Leadership Race elections took place last week. During the campaign, there has been the usual analysis of how the Union does not engage students nor represent them. I’m not writing this to shy away from criticism — far from it — but I would like that criticism to take into account the work […]

TCDSU president Kieran McNulty no longer running for USI

TCDSU President Kieran McNulty has announced that he will not be running for the Union of Student’s Ireland (USI) Vice President of Campaigns position.   .  In an email sent to Trinity News, McNulty stated that his decision not to run was based on the USI campaign interfering with his current work within the SU: “Running […]

TCDSU passes motion of solidarity with non-academic staff balloting for a strike

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed a motion supporting SIPTU and Unite members in Trinity in their potential industrial action against College. Union members include most non-academic college workers, such as library, security, and cleaning staff.   Both SIPTU and UNITE are threatening industrial action after a breakdown in negotiations with College […]

TCDSU Council votes on allocating €320,000 of HEA funding

A motion brought to Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council by TCDSU President Kieran McNulty to assign funding made available by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to the Students’ Union, has passed. The HEA is a body which advises the Minister for Education and Skills and the government on higher education policy. It is […]

TCDSU Council to vote on motion supporting free third level education

Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) is to debate and vote on a Students Against Fees (SAF) motion at TCDSU Council on Tuesday January 24, which calls for a strengthening of the Union’s stance on fees and loans, and explicitly mandates a campaign for a publicly-funded system of higher education.   The motion, which is […]

TCDSU continues to push for greater availability of gender neutral bathrooms

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty has launched a petition for the College Board to create gender-neutral bathrooms in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) on Pearse Street following the implementation of three gender neutral bathrooms in the Arts Building during the Michaelmas term. This process began with former Welfare Officer Conor Clancy, […]

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Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
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Daniel Tatlow

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Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan