Kieran McNulty, current president of Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) announced his candidacy for Campaigns Officer of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) at TCDSU Council this evening (24th January).
Giving his officer report to the Council’s 4th meeting of the year, McNulty said that “I thought I’d tell Council first”, and intended to use the role, should he be elected, to campaign on issues of access and education funding, alongside the movements for repealing the 8th Amendment and the student accommodation crisis.
McNulty said that he would be speaking before Council again later in Hilary Term, as part of the hustings for USI elections, where he would “be seeking your votes” for the position.
Past TCDSU Education Officer Jack Leahy has been an USI Officer since he left Trinity, currently serving as Vice-President.
Questioned later in the course of his Council report as to whether he would support a motion offering support to the non-academic unions in the event of strike action, McNulty said that he had met with the unions earlier today, and would be willing to offer support “if they want it”.