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 […]

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 […]

The unity debate is overlooking an important distinction

    Debate on the prospect of a unified Ireland is often characterised as impervious to logic and deeply personal. Beliefs on both sides are formed by the community in which one grows up and most people, north and south of the border, have an instinctive and deeply emotional reaction. However, the preferendum on Trinity […]

“A neutral vote is a vehicle for Unionism”

On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week Trinity students will be asked to take a position on reunification of Ireland. Two campaigns have arisen around the yes campaign and a vote for the SU to take a neutral stance. The neutral campaign claims that the SU taking a position will be divisive and that to […]

Campaigning starts in preferendum on Irish reunification

Campaigning in the Irish reunification preferendum officially started at 9am this morning. The campaigning period will last three days, March 9, 10 and 13, before voting on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Voters will decide what stance, if any, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) should take on the issue of a united Ireland. […]

Who fears to speak of a United Ireland?

  With the news that a preferendum on the SU’s stance on a united Ireland is on the way, it is important that the Trinity student community makes the right decision; that we stand on the right side of history and embrace a future of Irish unity.   To date, pieces in Trinity student publications […]

Preferendum will alienate Northern-Irish students

TCDSU’s vote for a preferendum on taking a stance on the constitutional position of Northern Ireland defies both right and reason. The preferendum, proposed and voted upon by the SU council on Valentine’s day, can only go badly. There is no possible positive outcome:  the preferendum itself will be a polarising mess with Northern students […]

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