President Race: Fewer tourists, more sequoias, and a dinner date with Linda Doyle – is Ralph Balfe the “safe” vote?

The psychoanalytic masters student and Oxford graduate’s other pledges include the construction of a “Book of Kells World” and a “Rollies Onlys” policy

As one of the contenders for the biggest prize in the sabbatical elections, Ralph (which he is keen to point out is pronounced “Rafe”) Balfe is a newcomer to the field of Trinity student politics. However, he doesn’t plan on


Gardaí intervene in TCDSU protest at Higher Education Department

Approximately 20 students, including TCDSU and USI members, assembled in Front Square and moved to the department building, briefly occupying the entrance

Gardaí intervened in a protest led by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) after a small group briefly entered the Department of Further and Higher Education.

The protest announced by TCDSU earlier this week and supported by the Union of …


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 …


Oversight Commission rules TCDSU voter registration campaign is unconstitutional

The campaign, which featured the faces of the three leaders of the government parties with the slogan “Vote them out”, constituted an illegal “official statement of the union’s position on those parties and politicians,” the OC has ruled

The Oversight Commission (OC) has ruled that the voter registration Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU)  campaign calling on students to vote against the current government, is unconstitutional.

It comes after the Electoral Commission (EC) referred the contents of the

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David Norris calls for peace in Palestine in Seanad retirement speech

The Dublin University senator has retired after 36 consecutive years in the Seanad

Senator David Norris has called for peace in Palestine in his final speech to Seanad Éireann after 36 years in the upper house.

In his final speech to the Seanad yesterday, Norris thanked the “very many graduates” for their consistent …


“Trinity cannot be neutral” – TCDSU and Trinity BDS call for end to College’s “neutrality” on Gaza genocide

The joint statement criticised College’s “hypocrisy” with relation to the ongoing conflict

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and Trinity Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (Trinity BDS) have released a statement calling on College to drop its neutral stance on the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

Under the title “Trinity cannot be neutral”, the


Trinity BDS end occupation of Regent House after overnight sit-in

Students left the building “at around 8am this morning”


Trinity Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (Trinity BDS) have ended their occupation of Regent House after 14 hours.

In a statement to Trinity News, Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) President László Molnárfi said: “Trinity students left Regent House at around …


Narrow defeat for proposal to remove apolitical status from TCDSU constitution

The motion failed to reach a two thirds majority at Council

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Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) narrowly failed to pass a vote to hold a referendum on amending the wording of a section of its constitution concerning the political nature of the union.

The motion suggested a referendum to change


TCDSU Council to vote on referendum on rewording of non-political constitution mandate

The motion aims to initiate a student-wide ballot on rewording a section of the TCDSU constitution to allow the union to pursue its goals “in a radical and egalitarian way”

A motion on holding a referendum to reword a section of the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) constitution on the union’s status as a non-political entity will be debated at Council this evening.

The motion seeks to change the …