Kevin Keane, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President, has confirmed he will be in UCD tomorrow to meet with Barry Murphy, UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) Campaigns & Communications Officer, and members of UCD for Choice.
Keane stated that the UCD for Choice group has ‘big plans, and I’m very happy to work with them whenever I can.’ He described Murphy as a ‘great ally to the Repeal movement’ who ‘has been wonderfully consistent in his support.’
Speaking to the Tribune, he said that ‘the work of the Repeal movement is pressing and important, and we will find ways to be effective regardless of the cavalier attitude of some so-called student leaders to the movement.’
He explained that ‘it makes sense for pro-choice leaders in UCD and Trinity to work together as much as possible, because we all have the same goal- that being to remove the 8th amendment from the Constitution.’ UCDSU and TCDSU previously worked together alongside Daft.ie earlier this summer for a campaign on accommodation in the capital.
The news comes just hours after the Tribune reported how a group of UCD students have launched a petition to impeach UCDSU President Katie Ascough.
Cian Carton – Editor