Botany Bay Luas works halted until May 14

Late night Luas works around Steine Island have been delayed after lobbying

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and College have successfully lobbied to stop night-time Luas works near Botany Bay until May 14. On April 22, TCDSU President Kieran McNulty announced in an On-Campus Accommodation Facebook group that he had seen the work programme “for the next 5 weeks, and it is substantial”.

McNulty went on to say that College would be “relocating some students to Halls and TCD’s guest rooms on campus”, and that he had also asked for fee waivers. Residents could also request fold up beds to allow them to sleep in their kitchens.

In a statement to Trinity News, McNulty said: “I’m happy to say that our and College’s lobbying has succeeded in stopping works at night for Botany Bay residents. I hope the other measures we’ve put in place will help House 7, 8 and 9. I believe that after the 14th we can move people around as the campus move out date is the 13th so I hope some more rooms could be free. I am very happy that many more students can continue with exams, hopefully not impeded by the works.”

Oisin Vince Coulter

Oisin was Editor for the 63rd volume of Trinity News. He is a Philosophy and Classical Civilisations graduate.