Presidential candidate Hennessy sanctioned by Electoral Commission

Hennessy’s campaign pages will be offline between 8pm and 10pm this evening

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Presidential candidate, Daire Hennessy, has received a minor strike from the Electoral Commission today. His campaign pages will be offline between 8pm and 10pm this evening.

Speaking to Trinity News, Hennessy said: “Someone posted a very heartfelt message in their course Facebook group. They meant well of course and didn’t realise that it was against the rules.”

The last set of hustings in the election period took place last night in Trinity Hall, with voting starting straight afterwards. Voting opened in the Arts Building, the Hamilton, TBSI, and Tallaght Hospital today, and will open in D’Olier Street and St. James’s Hospital on Wednesday. The results in the six races will be announced on Thursday night.

The Electoral Commission is the body that oversees and regulates SU elections.

Over 1,300 students have voted on the first day of elections. The number is down from 1,693 on the first full day of voting last year, where there were twelve candidates and two uncontested races.

Niamh Lynch

Niamh was Editor of the 65th volume of Trinity News. She is a History and Politics graduate.