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.



Jack Kennedy elected editor of Trinity News

Kennedy is the paper’s current assistant editor and will begin his tenure as editor on May 17

Jack Kennedy has been unanimously elected the next editor of Trinity News at the paper’s annual general meeting (AGM) this evening. 

Kennedy, who ran unopposed for the position, is the paper’s current assistant editor and a former online and deputy


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.


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


USI candidates campaign for Trinity students’ votes at digital hustings

The candidates were questioned on a range of national issues

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Trinity’s Megan O’Connor and Muireann Nic Corcráin were among candidates running in the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) elections who faced questions this evening from students at a hustings hosted by Trinity College Dublin’s Students Union (TCDSU).

In each


Head of Facilities and Services receives suspended sentence for sexual assault

Head of Facilities and Services at Trinity has avoided prison after receiving a suspended sentence for sexually assaulting his AirBnB guest

Brendan Leahy, Trinity’s Head of Facilities and Services, has received a suspended sentence in court today for sexually assaulting an AirBnB guest nearly three years ago.

The assault occurred after Leahy brought the guest and her fiance on a historic


Jane Ohlmeyer favoured by students as candidate for Trinity’s next provost

Provost candidate Jane Ohlmeyer looks set to win the student preference vote, but with 48.1% of students undecided, the vote may still be up for grabs

In a poll conducted by Trinity News, students have indicated that their preference for the upcoming provost election will lie with Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, favoured by 62.7% of those who expressed a preference.

Professor Linda Doyle followed second in the


Harris asks officials for plans to build more college-owned accommodation 

Harris also spoke about “overhauling” the CAO, alternatives to the Leaving Cert, and student mental health

Simon Harris plans on “overhauling” the CAO, looking at alternatives to the Leaving Cert in future years and wants to build more “college-owned” student accommodation.

This morning, the Minister for Further and Higher Education appeared on youth radio station SPIN1038,