Lauren Boland elected Chair of Trinity Publications

The new committee was elected at Trinity Publications’ AGM this afternoon

Lauren Boland was elected as Chair of the Trinity Publications committee this afternoon at the Trinity Publications Annual General Meeting (AGM). She will take over the role from the incumbent chair, Emma McCarthy.

Trinity Publications, one of College’s five capitated bodies, elected its incoming executive committee for the 2019/2020 academic year this afternoon.

Boland is the current Secretary of the Trinity Publications committee and has previously served as Amenities Officer. She is the current News Editor of Trinity News and Deputy Editor of TN2 magazine.

Boland said she wanted to “increase the profile and presence” of Trinity Publications. She also said said she plans to “work closely with the associate publications” as well as “expand and formalise website grants”.

Darragh McDonagh was elected as Treasurer of the committee. McDonagh, a third year Law student, said he would “argue hard with Capitations Committee to secure our fair share” as well as seeking “headline sponsorship” for Trinity Publications.

Mairéad McCarthy, the current Amenities Officer, was elected as Secretary. McCarthy is the current Deputy Life Editor of Trinity News.

McCarthy said she hopes to “send out a digital newsletter to all members” and intends to “meet with the Senior Dean to organise a college wide email about publications opportunities”. McCarthy also said she would “implement a clear grant process”.

Milena Barnes was elected as Public Relations Officer (PRO). Barnes is a first year Middle Eastern Language and Culture Student and a staff writer for Trinity News’ Features section, as well as editor of the “Humans of Halls” section of the Trinity Hall newspaper. Barnes said she would “collaborate with alumni officer to put on more talks and workshops” as well “as organise more mixers”.

Peter Kelly was elected as Alumni Officer. Kelly is a second year Law student and the current Deputy News Editor of Trinity News. He has previously served on the Trinity Publications subcommittee, where he says he “helped out as much as possible” with organising events. Kelly said he believes that maintaining contact with alumni is “extremely important to help publications to develop” as well as being “inspiring for students”. He also outlined his plans to “create a newsletter for alumni”.  

Hugh Whelan was elected as Amenities Officer. Whelan is a third year English and Film student and the Deputy Comment Editor of Trinity News. Whelan said he would ensure the equipment is managed “properly and professionally” and would “carry out a review of the amenities system”. He added that he would “help other committee members with the alumni dinner and mixers”.

Trinity Publications is one of College’s five capitated bodies which receives funding from the Capitations Committee, alongside Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), the Central Societies Committee (CSC), and Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC).

The AGM was held this afternoon in the Trinity Publications office in House Six.

Finn Purdy

Finn Purdy is the current Deputy Editor of Trinity News. He is a Junior Sophister English Studies student, and a former News Editor and Assistant News Editor.