Life inside the Trinity BDS encampment

College has outlined its plans to cut ties to Israeli institutions. What was life like in the encampment that led to this unprecedented divestment?

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Names have been changed for anonymity purposes 

“I wasn’t a Trinity student. So the only way I could actually get in was by sneaking in as an UberEats driver.”

These are the words of Gareth, who arrived at the Trinity


Trinity outlines plan of action for Israeli ties following end of BDS encampment

One Israeli company on the supplier list will continue to work with College until March 2025 for “contractual reasons”

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College has issued a statement outlining its plans to address its ties with Israeli institutions following the end of the encampment by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and Trinity Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (TCD BDS).

In a statement issued to …


The highs and lows of TCDSU 2023/24

This year’s sabbatical team has been memorable, both for their successes and for their missteps

Compared to previous years, this cohort of sabbatical officers has been the most politically active in recent history. As the face of the union, President László Molnárfi has expanded political engagement on the premise that radicalism is the only viable


Trinity to review Israeli ties, condemns “onslaught on Gaza”

College will also divest from its Israeli investments in Occupied Palestinian Territory

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College has said that it “welcomes reports of Gaza ceasefire. Trinity condemns the onslaught on Gaza and supports International Court of Justice’s finding on genocide”. 

In a statement this evening, it has pledged to establish a taskforce investigating its academic


College reopens Kinsella Hall and 1937 Reading Room amid BDS encampment

College said that the reopening is “in part” due to assurances from TCDSU that the protest will remain peaceful

College has announced the reopening of the 1937 Reading Room and Kinsella Hall amid the ongoing encampment by Trinity Boycott Divestment Sanction (TCD BDS) and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).

In an email to students and staff, College said …


Muslim students’ society declares “steadfast support” for BDS encampment

“We stand firmly with our fellow students in advocating for the rights of the Palestinian people.”

Trinity College Dublin Muslim Students Association (TCD MSA) has voiced its “steadfast support” for the Gaza solidarity encampment in protest against College’s silence on the genocide in Gaza and its refusal to cut ties with Israel.

“Guided by the principles


10 TCDSU positions elected uncontested at final union council

The TCDSU part-time officers for 2024/25 were elected this evening, including the new student carers officer.

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The part-time officers (PTOs) of Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) and other positions for 2024/25 were elected at council this evening.

10 positions out of 17 were elected uncontested.

Other positions elected this evening include chair of council, three …

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Analysis: The constitutional debate at the heart of TCDSU

After a year of constitutional breaches by the president, the EC and OC must decide whether the TCDSU constitution should account for expression of political ideology

When campaigning for Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) president last year, László Molnárfi made clear that the “union needs to be strong, grassroots and … call out the government”. If nothing else, he has lived up to this promise.


Trinity BDS and Academia for Palestine protest College’s neutrality on Gaza at Open Day

Protestors asked prospective students: “Do you want to attend a university that is neutral on genocide?”

Trinity Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (TCD BDS), in collaboration with the Trinity branch of Academia for Palestine (AfP), held a protest at the annual Spring Open Day event against College’s refusal to cut ties with Israeli institutions and its neutral …