Kevin Keane’s focus on Repeal is killing student activism

In many ways, the “Fresh” debacle is typical of TCDSU’s actions this year. Every student received a self-congratulatory email implementing a change that no one seems to have wanted, and with Kevin Keane’s name conspicuously at the bottom of the email.   When he faces criticism for having spent time and resources on removing the […]

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.   […]

87.8% of students believe consent workshops should take place every year

87.8% of students who attended the consent workshops organised by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) stated they believe the workshops should take place “every orientation”, according to feedback gathered by the Union.   50.6% of respondents “strongly agreed” that the workshops should be run every year, while 37.2% “agreed”. The sexual consent workshops took […]

What’s on this week: Post-reading week events

As we return from Reading Week to realisation of how little reading we actually completed, week 8 offers us a variety of events to distract us. This week is TCDSU Rainbow Week, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and there are over 30 events taking place. Highlights include “Know Your GAY-bour” in the Panti Bar […]

Trinity students launch petition calling for elimination of single-use plastics on campus

  A group of Trinity students have launched a petition calling for the elimination of the sale and use of single-use plastics on the college campus, including cutlery, cups, bottles and packaging made from disposable, non-compostable plastics.   The group, called TCD Plastic Solutions, have collected over 1,000 signatures so far. In addition to the ridding […]

Anonymous thoughts on.. TCDSU

What’s been firing up the kids lately? Climate change? Blasé. Trump? Dead horse. North Korea? God, I hope not.   No, nothing gets the ball rolling in student circles more than the friendly faces down at House Six. But since only the loudest voices get heard, which in this day and age are the people […]

Students among 30,000 at March for Choice ahead of referendum

Students were among the 30,000 protesters taking part in today’s 6th annual March For Choice, calling for the repeal of the eighth amendment ahead of the abortion referendum scheduled for next May or June.   Speaking to Trinity News prior to the march, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kevin Keane reflected on the […]

TCDSU launch partnership with Offbeat Donuts

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has launched a partnership with Offbeat Donuts which will see a donut stand in the SU shop in House 6 from Monday of Freshers Week.   Speaking of the partnership, Communications and Marketing Officer Úna Harty said: “Donuts are what’s happening right now. A new shop pops up every […]

Rents reach new all-time high while supply of accommodation continues to drop

  Rents have reached an all-time high while the supply of accommodation continues to drop, as students from across the country scramble to find accommodation for the upcoming college year.   A quarterly report published by property website Daft.ie has found that rents across Ireland were at an all-time high for the fifth quarter in a […]

Galway Students’ Unions reject opposition to development of student accommodation

NUI Galway Students’ Union and Galway-Mayo IT Students’ Union have rejected councillors and local residents’ opposition to the development of high end student accommodation in Galway city.   The local four-star Westwood Hotel was to be demolished and replaced by 400 student beds but the plan has been met with opposition from local residents, who […]

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