TCDSU Council fails to reach quorum

Council was replaced by a town hall discussion meeting, where no motions could be voted on

This evening’s meeting of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has failed to reach quorum.

The meeting instead took the form of a town hall to discuss items on the agenda, but no motions could be voted on.

Motions which were due to be voted on at Council, the third such meeting of the semester, included a motion on the provision of free period products, a motion to mandate the outgoing president to provide the incoming president with employer training, and a motion to prioritise students affected by Turkey-Syria earthquake with €30,000 international fund.

One third of members of Council must be in attendance in order to reach quorum under the TCDSU constitution.

Beginning the town hall meeting this evening, TCDSU President Gabi Fullam announced that USI Congress applications are open and will close on Thursday, March 23.

Welfare and Equality Officer Chloe Staunton discussed a petition for College to increase funding for the provision of free period products dispensed across campus.

School of Social Sciences and Philosophy (SSP) Convenor László Molnárfi criticised the StudentSurvey, describing it as “corporate” and suggesting that it “seeks to distract from broader socioeconomic circumstances”.

This is the fourth Council in the 2022/23 academic year to fail to reach quorum.

Additional reporting by Aidan Cusack, Alan Nolan Wilson, Stephen Conneely and Faye Madden

Ellen Kenny

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