Julie Smirnova elected TCDSU communications and marketing officer

Smirnova won 89.4% of first preference votes on the first count


This evening, Julie Smirnova was elected Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) communications and marketing officer. Smirnova won 89.4% of first preference votes on the first count.

In one of three uncontested races in this year’s TCDSU elections, there were …


Editors scrutinise candidates’ manifestos and experience at Media Hustings

Voting in sabbatical elections is now open following the final hustings event of the campaign

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Media Hustings took place this evening, after being postponed last week. In contrast with previous years, Media Hustings is the final hustings for candidates this year. It took place in Trinity Hall, after Halls Hustings.

In the final hustings event,


TCDSU Presidential candidate’s campaign material vandalised in alleged racially motivated attack

Gabi Fullam, who is contesting the TCDSU presidential candidacy, shared images of her vandalised campaign poster this afternoon

Gabi Fullam, a final year philosophy and sociology student, is contesting the race for the role of president of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). 

This afternoon, Fullam shared images on social media of one of her campaign posters, which


NUI Galway students express outrage over lack of social distancing in exam centres

The university commenced in-person exams today, despite pleas from NUIG Students’ Union for exams to be moved online

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) has been heavily criticised by students following the lack of health precautions implemented at the return of in-person exams which began today, December 6. 

Videos of the exam venues which emerged on social


Labour senators propose legislation to ban repurposing of student accommodation for 15 years

The bill was brought forward by Rebecca Moynihan, the party’s spokesperson on housing

Yesterday evening (October 20), legislation on banning repurposing student accommodation into tourist accommodation was brought before the Seanad.  

Speaking in support of the Planning and Development Amendment bill, Labour Party spokesperson on Housing, Rebecca Moynihan said: “Third-level education is becoming


UCDSU stage protest against Owen Keegan’s recent comments on converting students accommodation to tourist stays

The demonstration was attended by students’ unions from across Dublin, and several opposition TDs


Today, October 13, University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) organised a protest outside Dublin City Council offices to protest Chief Executive Owen Keegan’s recent comments on student accommodation. 

Last week, in a letter to UCDSU president Ruairi Power, Keegan alleged


NUI Galway’s IT systems hit by cyberattack

The university disabled access to its campus network as a precautionary measure following the attack

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) has found itself subject to an attempted cyberattack on its Information Technology (IT) systems. 

A statement from the university posted yesterday evening read: “Our IT, cyber security and data protection specialists are monitoring


Over one hundred attend annual March for Choice

TCDSU supported the demonstration, calling for the removal of barriers to abortion access in Ireland

The tenth annual March for Choice took place this afternoon, September 25, outside Leinster House.

The demonstration, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC), advocated removing the remaining barriers to abortion access, following the repeal of Ireland’s constitutional ban on …