Feb 29, 2024

Eoghan Gilroy Elected TCDSU Education Officer on Count

The final-year Law and Political Science student defeated Sé Ó hEidhin.

Photo by Bridget McBruiser for The University Times

Eoghan Gilroy has been elected Education Officer of the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) on the first count. 

This result is in line with a poll conducted by The University Times last week, which placed Gilroy at 60 per cent compared to his opponent, Sé Ó hEidhin, who was predicted to receive 33 per cent of first-preference votes. 

His campaign centred around communication and engagement, with Gilroy promising a one business day response time to emails. 


Another key manifesto pledge was altering Trinity’s attitude towards generative AI, which he described as “incredibly detrimental to students”. 

Gilroy is the outgoing Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Convenor for the Students’ Union, a role he has held for two years. He previously served as the Union’s Access Officer.

In an interview with The University Times, Gilroy outlined his plans to increase engagement with the Students’ Union by ensuring that all students are invited to council, and that it is held in a more accessible venue. 

As Education Officer, Gilroy will serve as Vice President to the TCDSU President

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