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Presidential Bye-Election Hustings a quiet affair.

The hustings held on 20th of November for the Presidential bye-election between Rebecca Hart and Barry Murphy were a very calm affair, especially compared to the impeachment referendum that preceded them. The event hosted jointly by L&H and the Law…

Presidential Profiles: Barry Murphy

Current Position: Campaigns & Communications Officer/Acting President Main policy:  Improving RAG Week. Other policies: Implementing electronic voting for SU elections, making the work of the SU more accessible. Cringiest line in manifesto: ‘I’ve worked heavy winters on our family farm at home in…

Barry Murphy: “I In No Way Support the Views or Agenda of the Campaign Group FOCC.”

Campaigns and Communications Officer and Acting President Barry Murphy has denied that he has had any talks with the Freedom of Choice Coalition UCD. The denial comes as the group who were petitioned for a referendum on UCDSU membership released…

Barry Murphy: “I Can’t See How They’d Enforce A Smoking Ban”

Barry Murphy, UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) Acting President, has expressed doubt over the feasibility of UCD’s Smoke-Free Campus Policy. Murphy explained that ‘our view on it is that students should be allowed to smoke wherever they want to, as long…

The SAVI Report: A Student Issue

In 2002, a report was published in Ireland called Sexual Abuse and Violence (SAVI). It was a groundbreaking report funded by Atlantic Philanthropies which documented the vast scale of sexual violence experienced by over 3,000 adults in relation to age…

UCDSU Switches Tactics on Residences Masterplan

UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) has altered its approach towards UCD’s attempt to build additional on-campus accommodation. The university is pushing ahead with its plan to build over 3,000 rooms as part of its Residences Masterplan. UCD recently paid the maximum…

Editorial: You Can’t Stop The Democracy Train

Since our last issue and at the time of writing, Barry Murphy and Rebecca Hart have declared themselves as candidates in the Presidential By Election. As well as that we have FOCC UCDSU petitioning to make membership of the SU…

Motion Passes to Allow Welfare Officer to Supply Free Pregnancy Tests to Students

A motion brought before UCDSU Council for the Welfare Officer to supply free pregnancy tests was passed last night. The motion which was proposed by 2nd Year Engineering class rep Daniel Cosgrave was brought before council so that any student…

Rebecca Hart To Contest Presidential By Election

Rebecca Hart, former Health Science Officer is to contest the Presidential By Election against Barry Murphy. Ms Hart also contested last year’s Presidential Election against Katie Ascough and came third overall. Ms Hart has obtained 215 signatures on her nomination…

Barry Murphy to Run for SU President

  Campaigns and Communications officer Barry Murphy has announced that he will be contesting the upcoming UCD Students Union Presidential bye-election on November 22nd and 23rd. Mr Murphy who was elected in March to the position of Campaigns and Communications…

Sabbatical Officer’s Annual Leave Rejected

The Independent Appeals and Disciplinary Board (IADB) has overruled the decision of the Executive meaning that the sabbatical officers cannot take annual leave meaning they cannot campaign for the impeachment of UCDSU President Katie Ascough. Rob Sweeney, Barry Murphy and…

Sabbatical Officers to Campaign for Impeachment

In yet another twist in the impeachment referendum saga, three of UCDSU sabbatical officers are taking annual leave in order to campaign in favour of Katie Ascough’s impeachment. Sabbatical officers must remain neutral during referendums unless they’re outside officer hours….