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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…

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Barry Murphy Elected as New UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been elected as President of UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU). The former Acting President and Campaigns and Communications Officer (C&C) overcame the challenge of Rebecca Hart in a by-election. Hart, a final year nursing student, previously finished in…

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UCDSU Publishes Emergency Executive Meeting’s Minutes

UCD Student’s Union (UCDSU) has published the Minutes from an Emergency Executive meeting held on the 24th of October. This followed a larger executive meeting the previous evening, in which the Executive approved for three Sabbatical Officers to take annual leave…

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Impeachment Referendum – Second Turnout Report

Turnout on the second day of the UCDSU Presidential Impeachment Referendum is already at a high level. Here is a quick update from some of the polling locations. Business and Law The Tribune reported last night that law students had…

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Impeachment Referendum: Law Students Must Vote in Quinn Building

Law students who wish to vote in the UCDSU Presidential Impeachment Referendum will be unable to do so in their own building. Instead, they must go to the Quinn building in order to cast their ballot. All undergraduate Business, Law,…