Michael McInerney has dropped out of the race for communications and marketing officer in the upcoming Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical elections.
The communications and marketing race, previously the most contested with four candidates running, will now see only three candidates for the upcoming campaigning and elections.
In a statement to Trinity News explaining his decision, McInerney said: “I have realised that I wouldn’t be able to balance my electoral commitments with my thesis work and work outside of college.”
“I would like to thank my campaign manager, Joseph, for his guidance. Best of luck to the other candidates.”
While this year’s elections saw the announcement of the most candidates in nine years, the number is now no bigger than it was in 2021.
The remaining communications and marketing sabbatical election candidates are TCDSU Engagement Officer Connor Dempsey, final year History and Politics student Sarah Murnane, and final year Drama and Theatre Studies student Beth Strahan.
Dempsey is a final-year Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, and Sociology (PPES) student.
Murnane is also the culture editor of Misc, while Strahan was previously the director of Trinity Musical Theatre (TMT).
McInerney is a final-year English student and the class representative for his course in TCDSU.
13 candidates across all races are now set to contest the TCDSU sabbatical elections so far. The nominations for the newly-created Oifigeach na Gaeilge will be announced this evening.