University Times implicated in doping scandal following annual football match

The University Times has been involved in a widespread doping scandal, sources have revealed. At least 20 members of the SU newsletter are believed to have been involved, in a secret report compiled by the SU itself.   The revelation comes after the UT ended their humiliating six-year submission to Ireland’s oldest and most successful […]

Part-time officers elected at final TCDSU Council of the year

The elections for the role of Part Time Officers for the year 2017/2018 took place tonight at the Council of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).   The elected Chair of Council was Gillian Kiely in an uncontested race. Kiely, a Junior Sophister English and Spanish student, was a class rep last year, and a […]

MacPherson and Harty elected in TCDSU elections

Una Harty has been elected Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Communications Officer, while Alice MacPherson will serve as the next Education Officer.   Harty, a third year Nanoscience student, ran unopposed and received 85.3% of the vote to become the union’s next Communications and Marketing Officer. Out of 3,040 valid votes, Harty received 2,592 […]

Up to 300 sign TCD Strike 4 Repeal pledge, as campaign grows on campuses

The Strike 4 Repeal campaign has begun organising and seeking student support on university campuses across the country, as an activist behind the Trinity campaign group hailed the “overwhelmingly positive responses” from students in the college since setting up a stall in the Arts Building on Tuesday February 7.   Strike 4 Repeal aims to stage a […]

TCDSU holds education campaign meeting ahead of USI rally

TCDSU held an Education Campaign Meeting this evening in advance of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Rally for Education on 19 October. The meeting, led by SU President Kieran McNulty and Education Officer Dale O’Faoilléacháin, aimed to generate ideas as to how the SU can get students involved in the USI march and […]

New gender-neutral bathrooms available in Arts Building

New gender-neutral bathrooms, located in the Arts Building, are now available to students. The development comes as the result of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) lobbying College authorities for additional restroom facilities to be made available. Speaking to Trinity News, SU Welfare Officer Aoibhinn Loughlin explained: “We didn’t change the physical toilets. We changed […]

Students considering legal action over SU pro-choice mandate

A group of Trinity students have consulted with solicitors about taking legal action against the pro-choice mandate of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). Speaking to Trinity News, Gavin Rothwell, one of the students concerned, said: “A number of students are currently exploring our legal options regarding how the Students’ Union operates (regarding) the automatic […]

Fifth students’ union council round-up

Read our round-up of proceedings here to catch up on what you missed.

The SU should prioritise Trinity issues rather than national issues

Bláithín Sheil argues that the SU should leave controversial politics to be expressed by cause-specific groups.

A modest proposal to reform the SU

I have a simple suggestion: rather than electing sabbats, we should pick them at random.

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