Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has unveiled a new bilingual logo featuring the Irish translation of its name, Aontas Mac Léinn Choláiste na Tríonóide, alongside the English.
The new logo also features the acronyms of both translations on a three-dimensional version of the former house-shaped silhouette, originally meant to represent Trinity’s College Green facade.
In a post to Instagram, the union shared images of the new emblem, saying: “Irish is an integral part of our cultural heritage, with a rich history and tradition that we at the Union wish to highlight within the College even more this year.”
“By launching our bilingual logo, this is the first of our many steps to promote the use of Irish within the college community, and we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to embracing linguistic diversity through creating a welcoming space for all those on campus one step at a time.”
Last month, TCDSU Council voted to hold a referendum to establish a full-time Irish Language Officer (Oifigeach na Gaeilge), and to grant “constitutional status” to Irish within TCDSU.