Mar 2, 2023

Olivia Orr Elected Ents Officer, Beating Nadia and Sam Kelly

Orr was elected on the second count with a total of 1,004 votes.

Ailbhe NoonanEditor

Olivia Orr has been elected Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Ents Officer on the second count for the 2023/24 academic year, beating out fellow candidates Nadia and Sam Kelly.

Orr received some 1,004 votes on the second count out of a possible 1,737, amounting to a total of 58 per cent. Nadia received 489 votes on the first count and a total of 608 votes overall, with a total of 35 per cent of the vote. Kelly received 385 votes and was eliminated after the first count with 22 per cent of the votes. Some 56 students voted to re-open nominations.

Speaking on her election, Orr said: “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me, it was so close. A big thank you to Alex and Ruth [Orr’s campaign managers], you guys have been amazing”.


Orr centred her campaign around a desire to make ents safer and more accessible to everyone. She was also the only candidate in the race to place an emphasis on having Trinity Ball on campus next year. A veteran of various ents committees having served as this year’s treasurer of the ents committee, Orr made it clear from the start that her campaign would draw on both her experience and her knowledge of running events.

One of the core tenets of her campaign was opening a submission form through which students can contribute event ideas. “I want to hear directly from you with a submission form that all students can submit to”, she said. 

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