For the second year in a row candidates campaigned on their laptops and phones from their kitchens and bedrooms. We applaud you all. Putting yourself out there, doing the heavy lifting, it’s not easy, even more so during this time of remote working and learning, so whether successful or not, lets have a cheers for all the candidates.
Overall President – Mark O’Donnell
Mark is the current VP for Events & Engagement, City Campus and Mark has a long history of student volunteering and activism. He has been heavily involved in DIT/TU Dublin societies down through the years. He is passionate about fundraising – he’s been at the forefront of the fundraising work for our RAG Charity – raising €20,000 so far this year! Mark wants to focus on student facilities and wants to see us working more closely with TU Dublin Clubs and Societies. Click here to read Mark’s manifesto in full.
Deputy President – Pádraic Keane
Known as Spud round most parts, Pádraic is the current VP for Welfare & Engagement, Blanchardstown and he was previously Events & Engagements Officer with Clubs and Socs remit. Spud wants to continue to work with the local community, ensure that students are safe on campus and is particularly interested about equality on campus. Click here to read Pádraic’s manifesto in full. He has more up his sleeve, but I guess we’ll have to wait until July to find out what other plans he has!
Sinead is currently studying Community and Youth Development and this has really spurred her on to throw her hat into the ring for the position of Welfare & Equality. Some areas of Sinead’s interest are harm reduction and practical straight-forward sex education. Sinead is also very interested in environmental issues. We look forward to seeing Sinead’s campaigns! You can read her full manifesto here.
Clubs & Societies Officer – Ellie Ward
Read Ellie’s manifesto here
Events Officer – Clodagh Roche
Read Clodagh’s manifesto here
Deputy President – Fionn Collins
Fionn has done time as Cathal Brugha Student College Officer, School Rep and was a Student Councillor for 4 years. He is also the current VP for Welfare & Equality, City. He has been around the block a time or two! Some of his special areas of interest are democracy, representation, the Irish language and class reps. Fionn hopes to finalise some of the work he has started as VP Welfare & Equality. Read Fionn’s manifesto here.
VP Education – Hamza Jamaa
Hamza the sequel – Hamza returns as VP for Education, City Campus. In the past Hamza has also been Cathal Brugha Street College Officer and has been a Student Councillor. On his return, Hamza wants to focus on class reps and representation. as well as continuing to run educational campaigns to ensure that TU Dublin students are as informed as possible. read Hamza’s manifesto here.
VP for Events & Engagement – Adam Clarke
Adam has been involved in TU Dublin’s Film Soc for a number of years, as well as being a Class Rep for 3 years. As well as School of Media Rep and the chairperson of Media & Arts 20/21. He is looking forward to channelling all that he has learnt along the way into the success of student events and engagement. Read Adam’s full manifesto here.
VP for Welfare & Equality – Aoife Meagher
Aoife has been a Class Rep and School Rep, she also has experience with LGBTQ Soc and has delivered USI Pink training. Aoife has loads of ideas about supporting students in relation to physical health, mental health and sexual health. She is passionate about equality and LGBTQ rights, rights for international students and those students with disabilities. Read Aoife’s manifesto here.
Bolton Street College Officer – Bláthnaid Longmore
Read Bláthnaid’s manifesto here
Grangegorman Central Quad College Officer – Brian Jordan
Read Brian’s manifesto here
Grangegorman East Quad College Officer – Keely McLavin
Read Keely’s manifesto here
Deputy President – Lesley Barrett
Lesley is returning to the Tallaght team, albeit in a new role. Lesley is the current VP for Welfare & Equality. Lesley knows what it’s like to struggle as a student and it is her mission to make the student experience as positive as possible. She wants to keep raising and solving the issues that are important to students. Read Lesley’s manifesto here.
Vice President for Education – Seán Farrelly
Seán is returning for a second year to this role. He wants to continue his work on improving the class rep system. Seán wants to listen to what students have to say and what their needs are within the TU Dublin system. He also wants to make the student experience fun and exciting, once we’re allowed back on site. Read his manifesto here.
Vice President for Welfare & Equality – Sean Delappe
Sean has been involved with our campaigns on campus over the last few years, it is here that he realised that he had passion for student issues. He hopes returning to campus, inclusion of all students within the SU, finanical supports, mental health and exams will be his priorities over the next year. Read Sean’s full manifesto here.
Communications Officer – Áine Kane
Read Áine’s manifesto here
Clubs Officer – Sophie Doolan
Read Sophie’s manifesto here
Events Officer – Eoin Carey
Read Eoin’s manifesto here
Societies Officer – Ishani Banerjee
Read Ishani’s manifesto here