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 […]

Getting the best fresh start with Welfare First: Laura Grady, Welfare Candidate

Laura Grady is proud of many things. Her native Sligo, particularly since moving to Dublin for college; getting picked at 12 to play GAA in Croke Park and of course, Westlife. Grady’s participation in numerous campaigns like Body and Soul Week and her role as Volunteer Coordinator on the TCDSU’s Welfare Committee is another thing […]

Making College more Accessible: Damien McClean, Welfare Candidate

  Damien McClean is a Senior Sophister Mathematician from Louth. He is currently the Citizenship Officer in the Students’ Union and a Student Ambassador in the Global Room.   While recalling his first year at Trinity, McClean says “I did not feel comfortable until I got to Trinity”. He found the university to be open […]

Leadership Race: How does Trinity vote?

    A poll conducted by Trinity News has predicted the winners in each of the upcoming TCDSU Leadership Race elections. The poll of 1,010 students, carried out from Wednesday, February 17, to Friday, February 19, predicts that Kevin Keane and Laura Grady will win the President and Welfare races respectively, and that all uncontested […]

Polls show Keane predicted to win SU President race

A poll conducted by Trinity News has predicted that Kevin Keane will be the new Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President, while Laura Grady looks set to win the Welfare race. The poll of 1,010 students, which was carried out from Wednesday, February 17, to Friday, February 19, also shows that all uncontested candidates […]

Keeping up with College: UT candidate Dominic McGrath

University Times editor candidate Dominic McGrath has emphasised his past experience working with the paper over the past three years; from deputy news editor, to news editor and now holding the deputy editor position under current Editor Sinéad Baker, it’s clear McGrath’s focus lies in developing a strong news section.   As part of his manifesto, […]

Tackling the “insider culture” of the SU: Education candidate Alice MacPherson

Alice MacPherson is a Senior Sophister History and English student and is the candidate in the uncontested race for Education Officer of the SU.   In an interview with Trinity News, MacPherson expressed her surprise that four of six sabbatical positions including her own are to be uncontested. She said that “I think a massive part […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Thomas Emmet

  Thomas Emmet is a fourth year History student from Co. Wicklow, and currently holds the position of TCDSU Environmental Officer. Being only the second person to act in this role, Emmet believes he has had to work hard to make Environmental Officer a “legitimate position” within the Students’ Union. His success in this role, […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Bryan Mallon

  Bryan Mallon is a Senior Sophister Irish Studies student from Co. Meath. Mallon is the current chairperson of DU GAA and vice-chair of the Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Cumann. Mallon frames himself as the “only non-Students’ Union candidate”. Referencing the belief held by some that students are either “SU or anti-SU”, if elected Mallon […]

Leadership Race 2017: Candidate Profiles

With the annual election of the Sabbatical Officers of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) only weeks away, the announcement of this year’s candidates was made outside House 6 at 5:30pm today. This year sees contested races in 2 out of the 6 elections, with Education, Entertainment, Communication and Marketing and University Times Editor seeing only […]

Editors





Niamh Lynch
news@trinitynews.ie
Kelly McGlynn
features@trinitynews.ie
Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan