Olivia Orr elected TCDSU Ents Officer

Orr received 1004 votes on the second count

Olivia Orr has been elected Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union’s (TCDSU) next Entertainments (Ents) Officer with 1,004 votes on the second counts.

After a total valid poll of 1765 votes, the quota for being elected was 869 votes.

Receiving 807 votes on the first count and 1004 on the second count, she beat fellow candidates Nadia and Sam Kelly who got 608 and 385 votes respectively.

Throughout her campaign, Orr vowed to have “safer, more accessible, and more enjoyable” events, promising more off campus, daytime, and 

She also promised to fight for Trinity Ball to be on campus next year, following the announcement that this year’s Trinity Ball would be the last on campus for 5 years.

She reiterated during the campaign that she was already fighting to “Keep the Trinity in Trinity Ball”, discussing ideas with College officials such as applying for a late night noise planning permission and/or placing screening up around the cricket pitch. 

On student safety, she suggested implementing a reporting system to recognise issues at Ents events, continuing to work to get free drug testing kits on campus, and working with the Welfare and Equality Officer to run free talks on the dangers of spiking and how it can be recognised. 

Speaking to Trinity News after the result, Orr said: “I’m just so excited to be working with everyone next year.”

“I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me. I’m just so excited, thank you so much.”