Emma Rossiter elected as chair of Council and electoral commission

25 other elected positions were filled at tonight’s final TCDSU Council meeting

At tonight’s Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council, 32 students were elected into positions for next year’s council board.

Before the elections took place, Education Officer Megan O’Connor issued an emergency motion to renew the position of Off-Campus Officer. 


Trinity Ents announces virtual Trinity Ball replacement

“Trinity Festival” will be streamed live on April 23

Yesterday evening, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Ents Officer Hugh McInerney issued a statement announcing the upcoming “Trinity Festival”, to take place on April 23. 

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated the cancellation of Trinity’s largest event, Trinity Ball,


GSU motion to divest from TCDSU fails after rerun of vote

A motion for the GSU to divest from TCDSU was initially deemed to have passed, but then failed by a significant margin when it was rerun

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The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has voted against a motion to divest from Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) on a second vote.

The motion was voted on twice after an initial decision that the motion was deemed to have


Major concerns raised by members over voting process at GSU meeting left unanswered 

One motion was passed by a four-vote margin as some members said they were unable to cast their vote

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The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) deemed to have passed three motions this evening that have introduced a series of changes to the union’s constitution despite members raising serious concerns over the structure of the meeting and its voting process.



TCDSU Council loses quorum after disagreement over voting process

Council ended early after the meeting lost its quorum, with 10 motions deferred

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10 motions have been deferred to the next Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council after the meeting lost its quorum this evening.

Council ended early after a call to check whether quorum was met among attendants at tonight’s Council.


Students can defer capstone projects to August without penalty

Students are to have the “automatic right” to defer their capstone project submissions until the reassessment period

Trinity students are to be allowed to defer the submission of their capstone project until August, College has confirmed.

An email from College this afternoon alerted students to a new mitigation measure by which students completing their capstone project theses


Provost candidates agree on necessity to analyse staff contracts at IFUT hustings

In a hustings hosted by IFUT, the three candidates for provost were questioned on issues regarding precarious contracts, the representation of women and whether the process of electing a new provost is “democratic”

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The three candidates for provost were questioned this evening by Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) Chairperson John Walsh, in a hustings hosted by the IFUT. This hustings allowed each candidate to speak more specifically about their policies regarding Trinity


Provost candidates diverge in stances on international student fees increases

The three candidates dived into student issues at a hustings hosted by TCDSU

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The future of fees for international students is likely to be determined by which of the three candidates in the race to be Trinity’s next provost is successful in the April election.

Professors Linda Doyle, Linda Hogan and Jane Ohlmeyer


Calls for Government action as students gather at virtual “Education for All” protest

Following a protest hosted by USI this afternoon, students took to Twitter to call for government support in reducing student fees and making higher education more accessible


This afternoon, over 200 students across Ireland joined a virtual protest hosted by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) via Zoom to protest student fees in Ireland. 

Conducted entirely virtually, students participating in the protest were asked to Tweet