Petition to hold referendum on TCDSU’s apolitical status reaches required signatures

The petition called for the union to achieves it aims “in a radical, egalitarian and autonomous way”

A petition to change section 1.4 of the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) constitution and political mandate has reached the necessary signatures to secure a College-wide referendum.

The petition called for the union’s constitutional mandate to achieve its aims

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Analysis: Student housing could be this government’s lifeline, but are they really taking it?

Student housing initiatives tick all the political boxes to entice future and current voters

An investment in student accommodation across the State, worth €434 million, was announced last month by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien, thus enabling colleges and universities to ultimately provide in excess


TCDSU to campaign for new Zón Mac Léinn in the Hamilton Building

Council noted that currently “there is no respite space for students to go to” on the east side of campus

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) will campaign for a new Zón Mac Léinn in the Hamilton Building today, after a motion calling for this passed at Council this evening.

The motion was proposed by Science Programme Convenor Vilte Bivainyte


TCDSU call for an end to restrictions on overnight guests in College accommodation

The current policy “disproportionately limits the rights and autonomy of student residences”, says the union

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has today released a statement calling for the reform of the current overnight guest policy in Trinity Halls and on-campus accommodation. 

At present, students living in Trinity Halls may not sign in an overnight


TCDSU “disappointed” in failed Dáil motion to impose sanctions on Israel

They urged for a ceasefire to be imposed in Gaza, calling on students to join demonstrations this weekend

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has released a statement in reaction to various Dáil motions regarding the imposition sanctions on Israel and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.

The union is “greatly disappointed in the outcome of

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Stair agus Stádas na Gaeilge i gColáiste na Tríonóide.

Nuair a bhunaíodh Coláiste na Trionóide, ní raibh meas ag pobal an choláiste ar an nGaeilge. Ach an é sin fós fíor sa lá atá inniú ann?

Ní cheapfaí go mbeadh ‘The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin’ ina hollscoil fhabhrach don Ghaeilge i dtosach, ach is fíor é an ráiteas seo sa lá atá inniu ann. Lá i

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Explainer: The past, present, and future of the Berkeley Library

As the former Berkeley library is currently nameless, expectations grow for it to be renamed in a progressive manner

The Library formerly known as the Berkeley Library was denamed this April after a vote taken by the College Board, in which they opined that the former name was “inconsistent with the University’s core values of human dignity, freedom, inclusivity


Council passes motion to campaign for the withdrawal of Biden’s honorary doctorate

The motion was proposed by Union Forum and seconded by TCDSU President László Molnárfi.

Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) has passed a motion to campaign for the withdrawal of President Biden’s honorary doctorate. 

Biden’s honorary doctorate degree was awarded to him in 2016 when he was vice-president.

The motion was proposed by Union

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Analysis: A leftist coalition’s budget may be more similar to government’s than we think

Although the degree of spending varies significantly, the top three left-leaning political parties in the State hold close to identical priorities, however many of these echo Government plans

Last week, the Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Green Party coalition government released their highly anticipated Budget 2024, thus setting forth their economic plan for their social and political agenda for this coming year. Government delivered for third-level students in many


Phil opts out of debate on Israel and Palestine in favour of panel discussion on the topic

In light of the renewed conflict in Israel and Palestine, the Phil has altered its schedule to be more “appropriate and constructive”

The University Philosophical Society (the Phil) has today altered its scheduled weekly debate, under the motion “This house has no faith in the two-state solution”, a collaboration with the Society For International Affairs (SOFIA).

They will instead tomorrow host a