Harrington apologises “unreservedly for any upset caused” by campaign but criticises “defamatory” accusations

The welfare and equality candidate called EmpowerTheVoice’s accusations against him as “disgusting and defamatory”

Welfare and equality candidate Nathan Harrington has apologised “unreservedly” for “any upset” caused by his campaign after he was accused of “using his platform to mock marginalised groups”, which he described as “defamatory”.

Activist group EmpowerTheVoice wrote a message on …


TCDSU votes to oppose government’s “shameful” Green Paper on Disability Reform

Disabilities Officer Keely Jenkinson previously argued the reform “make it harder for someone with a disability to basically live”

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union Council (TCDSU) has voted to oppose the Government’s Green Paper on Disability Reform.

The union will support the Scrap the Green Paper Coalition and “oppose the Green Paper on Disability Reform in its entirety”.

It …

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Analysis: Bernie Sanders asserts limits to protests during Irish visit

While visiting Trinity’s debating societies for his contributions to public discourse, Sanders showed the extent to which he believes protests are appropriate

US Senator Bernie Sanders visited Dublin this week as a part of a book tour for his new book, It’s OK to be Angry About Capitalism. He attended various events across the city, promoting his book about challenging the “uber-capitalist …


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 …


‘It makes it harder to live’: Opposition to government-proposed disability welfare reform discussed at TCDSU town hall

Union members are seeking official opposition to the government’s Green Paper on disability welfare reform

The government-proposed Green Paper on disability welfare reform would “make it harder for someone with a disability to live”, a Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) town hall heard last night.

A motion to oppose a government-proposed Green Paper on …


Petition to hold referendum on TCDSU’s apolitical status reaches required signatures

The petition called for the union to achieves it aims “in a radical, egalitarian and autonomous way”

A petition to change section 1.4 of the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) constitution and political mandate has reached the necessary signatures to secure a College-wide referendum.

The petition called for the union’s constitutional mandate to achieve its aims

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Analysis: Student housing could be this government’s lifeline, but are they really taking it?

Student housing initiatives tick all the political boxes to entice future and current voters

An investment in student accommodation across the State, worth €434 million, was announced last month by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien, thus enabling colleges and universities to ultimately provide in excess


TCDSU to campaign for new Zón Mac Léinn in the Hamilton Building

Council noted that currently “there is no respite space for students to go to” on the east side of campus

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) will campaign for a new Zón Mac Léinn in the Hamilton Building today, after a motion calling for this passed at Council this evening.

The motion was proposed by Science Programme Convenor Vilte Bivainyte


TCDSU call for an end to restrictions on overnight guests in College accommodation

The current policy “disproportionately limits the rights and autonomy of student residences”, says the union

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has today released a statement calling for the reform of the current overnight guest policy in Trinity Halls and on-campus accommodation. 

At present, students living in Trinity Halls may not sign in an overnight


TCDSU “disappointed” in failed Dáil motion to impose sanctions on Israel

They urged for a ceasefire to be imposed in Gaza, calling on students to join demonstrations this weekend

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has released a statement in reaction to various Dáil motions regarding the imposition sanctions on Israel and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.

The union is “greatly disappointed in the outcome of