Council branded “undemocratic” after motion to hold referendum on political stance fails

TCDSU President László Molnárfi said he and others will continue to ignore chapter 1.4, “the apolitical stance in the constitution”

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) council has been branded “undemocratic” after a motion to hold a a referendum to change the political aims of the union failed once again.

While 64% of council members voted in favour of holding …


TCDSU council votes to introduce sports and student parent bursaries

The Student Sport Bursary and Student Parents Bursary will each receive €20,000 from the HEA fund

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Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) council has voted to create two separate bursaries for student parents and students who wish to access sports.

Both bursaries will receive funding of €20,000 from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) fund to offer


Two men charged for public order offences following pro-Palestine demonstrations

Protestors gathered outside Irishtown Garda Station demanding the release of the two men

Two men have been charged with public order offences following pro-Palestine protests in Dublin city centre.

Gardaí said the two men were arrested this afternoon and later charged.

They will appear before court at a later date.

It is understood …


Bernie Sanders event interrupted by BDS protestors: “It’s not a horror, it’s a genocide”

Gardaí arrived to the event following multiple interruptions by protestors both inside and outside the Exam Hall

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A panel discussion with US Senator Bernie Sanders was interrupted multiple times by protestors demanding he call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

The American senator spoke at the Exam Hall on Front Square in a discussion with Irish journalist Fintan …


PWO deliver “love-letters” to Provost’s House demanding workers’ rights

PWO hoped Provost Linda Doyle herself would take the letters, but they were instead taken by a member of staff


Members of the Postgraduate Workers’ Organisation (PWO) delivered “love-letters” to Provost Linda Doyle’s house today to demand workers’ rights for PhD candidates.

The Valentine’s Day protest was part of a nationwide campaign across universities demanding the government “love Irish researchers”.…


Michael McInerney drops out of comms race

Three candidates will now contest the race for communications and marketing officer


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 …


College Head of Medicine: “I can no longer stay silent about the catastrophe in Gaza”

Professor Colin Doherty noted thousands in Gaza are without care as healthcare workers are killed or arrested


Trinity’s Head of the School of Medicine has said he can “no longer stay silent about the current catastrophe unfolding in Gaza” and has called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. 

In a letter seen by Trinity News addressed to students


Old Library closes amid Trinity BDS protest at front entrance

TCDSU President László Molnárfi leads group of protestors calling for Trinity to cut ties with Israel

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The Old Library was forced to close this afternoon following a protest by members of Trinity BDS calling on College to cut ties with Israel.

Protestors stood on the steps of the building, prompting security to block off the entrance,


TCDSU pulls plan to hold referendum on political mandate of union due to legal concerns

The referendum was pulled over the reference to “Christian extremists”


Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has pulled plans to hold a referendum on rewording the political mandate of the union.

The Electoral Commission (EC) had called for a referendum on the matter last Tuesday, January 30, following the submission …


First TCDSU council of 2024 fails to reach quorum

Motions set to be discussed included opposition to the government-proposed Green paper on disability welfare reform

This evening’s Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) council has failed to reach quorum, the first council meeting of 2024.

The meeting instead took the form of a town hall to discuss items on the agenda, but no motions can …