Peadar Walsh elected TCDSU Ents officer with 1,982 votes

Improving venue accessibility and diversifying events were core points of the uncontested candidate campaign  

Sole candidate Peadar Walsh was elected Ents officer in tonight’s Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical election results.

Walsh, who currently serves as the Ents officer for Trinity Hall’s JCR, ran uncontested and received 1,982 of the overall votes.…


Ents Race: Peadar Walsh promises accessibility and support for societies as the “life-blood” of college

JCR Ents officer hopes to organise a intervarsity boycott on inaccessible venues within Dublin in an effort to improve accessibility and accountability

Peadar Walsh, a senior freshman in computer science, linguistics and French, is the sole candidate for this year’s Ents race. Walsh, who hails from Mayo, serves as the current JCR Ents officer and is an active participant in the DUDJ


Trinity College Singers to mark 75th anniversary with celebratory concert

The Concert will include performances from the society’s four choirs: the Trinitones, Trinity Singers, Boydell Singers and Trinity Belles

Trinity College Singers is set to mark its 75th anniversary with a celebratory concert this coming week. 

Trinity College Singers, founded in 1948, is comprised of four choirs: Trinity Singers, Boydell Singers, Trinity Belles, and the Trinitones. Past members of


Students express frustration over closure of Ussher Library and Kinsella Hall

The libraries will be closed from May 15 to June 11, leaving students without 24-hour library access on weekends and no library access at all until noon on Sundays

Trinity students have expressed upset and frustration following the announced short-notice closure of the Ussher and Kinsella libraries. 

In an email, the Library informed students and staff that the Ussher Library and Kinsella Hall are due to close next Monday,


Trinity Professor comes under fire for views on employment status of postgraduate researchers

Professor Brian Lucey claimed in tweet that “a hungry hunter is the best hunter” in regard to PhD stipends

Trinity Professor of Finance Brian Lucey has come under fire for a tweet in which he stated that “postgraduate students aren’t employees” and warned against increasing stipends for PhD researchers.

Lucey said in the Tweet: “I worry about stipends that …


Trinity Publications votes against merger with CSC

A proposed merger between the two capitated bodies will not proceed following the Trinity Publications vote against it

A proposed merger of Trinity Publications and the Central Societies Committee (CSC) will not proceed after the Trinity Publications committee rejected a motion to create a “working group” to join the two capitated bodies.

The proposed merger, announced by the …

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Analysis: Why isn’t Trinity’s campus plastic-free?

In January, UCC became the first university in Ireland to adopt an ambitious plastic-free policy – could Trinity follow suit?

Since January of this year, University College Cork (UCC) has adopted a campus-wide plastic-free policy. The college has eliminated several single-use plastic products from on-campus dining areas, shops and vending machines in order to cut down UCC’s waste of disposable …


TCDSU to introduce emergency food voucher scheme for students struggling with food poverty

The scheme is to be run in partnership with Capital Credit Union

Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) has announced the introduction of a food voucher scheme to “to support students struggling with food poverty”.

The announcement on the union’s Instagram page, cited the cost of living crisis for the introduction of …


President Race: Zöe Cummins wants to include everyone “in the student process”

Current Education Officer Zöe Cummins explains why she believes she is the “best person around to carry on what’s been going on this year”

There is no doubt that throughout her time in Trinity, Zöe Cummins has established herself as a well-known figure within Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and Trinity student politics. Currently on sabbatical while she serves as education officer,