Eleanor Moreland elected Chair of Central Societies Committee

The AGM saw three of the four officer positions available filled

Eleanor Moreland was elected Chair of the Central Societies Committee (CSC) at their AGM last night, April 4. 

Moreland is a third year philosophy, politics, economics and sociology (PPES) student. She is the current President of the Phil, having previously served as Vice-President. Moreland ran uncontested for the position. Moreland will take over from incumbent Chair Ben McConkey.

Donncha McDonagh was elected Secretary. McDonagh is a third year classics student and has been secretary of the Chapel Choir for two years. He has also served as treasurer for the singer’s society. McDonagh also ran uncontested for the position.

Dan Pender was elected Amenities Officer. Pender is a third year business and economics student. He is the current chairperson of Trinity Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Cumann. Pender ran uncontested for the position. 

There were no nominations for the position of Treasurer. Nominations for Treasurer will be taken before the Michaelmas TGM next year, at which point an election will take place. 

Ten students ran for the eight positions on the CSC executive, with John Rooney, Sam Carthy, Claire Stafford, Tom Hegarty, Ciaran O’Driscoll, Eyman Khalil, Daniela Williams and Caoilinn Gallagher elected.

The committee also granted full recognition to the Trinity European Law Students Association (ELSA) as a University Commissary.

The committee approved the formation of a Constitutional Review Working Group (CRWG22). The terms of reference of CRWG22 shall be overseen by the Secretary and approved by the Executive.

The AGM was held via Zoom after the previous AGM held on March 29 failed to reach quorum. Notice of the meeting was sent to the treasurers of all Trinity societies via email last Wednesday, March 30. The CSC constitution stipulates that “notice of all general meetings shall be sent to all members at least 14 days in advance”.

The CSC is the sole governing body of societies on campus with the power to grant recognition to societies. 

The CSC is one of five capitated bodies, which receives funding from College through the Capitations Committee. The other four are Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC) and Trinity Publications (TP).

Ellen Kenny

Ellen Kenny is the current Assistant Editor of Trinity News and a Junior Sophister student of Politics and Sociology. She previously served as Features Editor