The GSU vote to introduce a board, an International Student Officer and a Research Student Officer

The Graduate Students Union (GSU) has passed a motion to create an International Officer, a Research Student Officer as well as a board for the union. This follows months of discussion by graduate students since January 2017 when a group was established to review the union’s constitution.   The nine-person board will advise the GSU […]

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 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 […]

Non-academic staff vote to strike

SIPTU members of non-academic staff have voted to strike, having been balloted over the last two weeks. Out of a total valid poll of 551 votes, 395 voted in favour of strike action with 148 votes against. A second ballot on general industrial action, with a valid poll of 545 votes, passed with 489 votes in […]

Kevin Keane elected as TCDSU President on first count

Kevin Keane, a fourth year Law student, has been elected President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) on the 1st count.   Out of a valid poll of  votes, Keane received 1,584 first preferences, amounting to 51.9 % of the total. Bryan Mallon received 29.5%, or 901 first preferences, while Thomas Emmet received 12.2%, […]

How to rig the students’ union election

Trinity News senior reporters Conall Monaghan and Jessie Dolliver look at the paper ballot versus online voting debate

The Union of Students in Ireland unveils the ‘Tinder of Politics’

The USI hopes that Smartvote will help students to engage with politics and make a smart choice in the General Election

Students threaten to leave SU over abortion issue

We’re Coming Back: the vast community and the right to vote

Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe that doesn’t allow absentee balloting. Tommy Gavin investigates We’re Coming Back; a campaign advocating for the rights for emigrants to vote.

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