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Barry Murphy Re-Elected as UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been re-elected as UCDSU President. The incumbent overcame five challengers and will now stay in his role until June 2019. The total valid poll in the Presidential race was 3,807, up from 3,237 votes cast last year….

UCDSU Elections Live Blog: First Count Results

Melissa Plunkett is deemed elected as Welfare Officer Welfare Recount Plunkett 1713 Kerr 1642 Plunkett went up by 2. The two teams will now examine the 220 spoiled ballots. Presidential Round 4 Transfers: 254 to Murphy, 173 to Oakes, 61…

Presidential Profiles: Amy Crean ‘The Activist’

Amy Crean, a final year Law with Social Justice student, is one of six candidates in the Presidential race. Accommodation Increasing accommodation costs, both on and off campus, is a pressing issue. Crean wants to firstly ‘organise UCD protests to…

Hustings Report Part Two: Sabbatical Officers

Part Two of the Tribune’s Hustings Report covers the five sabbatical positions. Graduate Education Officer Candidate: Niall Torris The current Officer reiterated his 5 key manifesto points and heavy caseworkload. He suggested it may not be appropriate for the role,…

Hustings Report Part One: College Officers

The first part of the Tribune’s report on UCDSU Hustings covers the elections for the College Officer positions. Each College has one position available, except for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which has two. College of Arts, Humanities and Social…

Presidential Profiles: Juliet McFadden “The Outsider”

Juliet McFadden, a final year German and Politics student, is one of six candidates running for UCDSU President. An American who has also lived in Germany and Austria, McFadden is using her mix of campus and international-based experience for the…

Campaigns & Communications: Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan, a final year Politics and Sociology student, is one of two candidates in the Campaigns and Communications (C&C) race. He believes his mix of Union involvement and outside experience makes him the best candidate for the job. Brennan’s…

Undergraduate Education: Christine Brown

Christine Brown, a final year Archaeology student, is one of two candidates running for UCDSU Undergraduate Education Officer.The Tribune spoke to Brown about her campaign. Education Guide Brown intends to publish an ‘Education Guide’ for students. ‘It’s basically a guide…

Undergraduate Education: Stephen Crosby

Stephen Crosby, a final year Politics student, is one of two candidates in the Undergraduate Education Officer race. The Tribune spoke to Crosby about his campaign. Final Year Student Guide Crosby wants to create both Freshers and Final Year guides…

Class Rep Nominations Exceed Expectations

A total of 270 people have signed up to run for class rep elections this year making it the biggest class rep election to date. The elections which are due to take place next Tuesday and Wednesday (October 3rd and…

Katie Ascough has Been Elected Student Union President

Katie Ascough has been elected President of UCD Students’ Union, with 1,431 votes out of the total 3,237 cast. Ascough topped the poll in every single building across the campus, including the Newman building.  Philip Weldon was the runner up…

Pro-Life Ascough Takes Strong Lead in Early SU President Results

Prominent pro-life activist Katie Ascough has taken an strong early lead in the Student Union Presidential election race, with half of all votes having been counted.  As of 2pm, Ascough was in the lead with more than 30% of first…