It’s time for Trinity students to act on BDS

On Tuesday November 21 2017 a motion was passed at SU council to boycott Aramark on campus. Aramark run a catering service called Westland Eats, which operate food outlets in the Hamilton. Aramark are also involved in running catering and cleaning services in Direct Provision centres, which are below any acceptable standard of living.   […]

TCDSU Council votes against motion to boycott Israel

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) voted tonight against a motion which called for a “college wide boycott of the state of Israel”, to create a “student led Palestinian solidarity campaign” and to lobby for “the divestment of university funds from Israel”.   The motion also called for affiliation with the global Boycott, Divestment and […]

TCDSU Council round-up

The final Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council took place tonight in the Edmund Burke lecture theatre in the Arts Building. Following an address by Vice Provost Chris Morash, a number of Part Time Officers were elected and various motions were discussed.   The first motion discussed revolved around the branding of TCDSU. The […]

Motion for S2S paid intern program passed at SU Council

A motion to fund a paid Student2Student internship program was passed tonight by the Council of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). It had been proposed by the Union’s Forum. The motion had previously been put forward as a discussion item at the previous meeting of Council.   This original proposal suggested a two year […]

TCDSU Council to vote on Israeli boycott

A motion is to be brought to the final Student Council on April 4 which would see the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) support a College-wide boycott of the state of Israel on “anti-apartheid grounds”. The motion, brought by Junior Sophister Science Class Rep Conor Reddy, and seconded by Senior Freshman Class Rep for […]

TCDSU Council Round-up

The sixth Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) took place this evening in the Stanley Quek theatre in TBSI.   A strategy for providing support for off-campus students was passed tonight by TCDSU. The strategy plans to address issues based around three central issues; financial hardship, representation and support, and tackling isolation.   Proposals include […]

USI candidates voted on at TCDSU Council

Candidates running for election to roles in the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) spoke this evening at Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council. Class representatives were asked to vote on which candidate TCDSU would support at USI Council. The six representatives from TCDSU were mandated to support Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha for Vice President […]

Motion to assist Scholar at Risk Bashana Abeywardena passed at Council

A motion, proposed by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty and seconded by Ents Officer Padraic Rowley has mandated the union to give €6,000 to Scholar at Risk, Bashana Abeywarden, to help cover his fees and accommodation for attending Trinity.   The motion noted “that the SU is mandated to help Scholars at Risk,” […]

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 […]

SU Council votes on motions on academic senate and legislation on scientific censorship

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed motions on the formation of an Academic Senate and on support for legislation against scientific censorship.   The motion mandating TCDSU to form an Academic Senate was proposed by Education Officer Dale Whelehan and seconded by Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) convener Alice MacPherson.   […]

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