The new part-time position of Irish Language Officer is contested by three candidates, Cáit Ní Cheallacháin, Críotíona Ní Laimhín and Barra Ó Scannláin.
Ní Cheallacháin wants to weave the Irish language into all aspects of DCU life. She says we can utilise St Pat’s Cumann na Gaeilge. Ní Laimhín wants to extend the Irish language out of just a tokenism Seachtain na Gaeilge. Ó Scannláin says he has successfully revived Cumann na Gaeilge in DCU.
There are three candidates hoping to be successful in their bid for the Clubs Officer post: Sadhbh Candon, Philip Early, Karl McGovern.
Candon says her experience as a Class Rep has made her prepared to help with the merging of clubs after the amalgamation. Early says smaller more marginalised clubs shouldn’t be overlooked for scholarships. McGovern said he will incorporate Gaeilge into his position by encouraging students to practice the cupla focal they have.
Callaghan Commons and Luke O’Riordan are your candidates for Societies Officer. Commons wants the Uaneen module extended across courses to allow students to have extra curricular activities extended. O’Riordan says he will introduce lockers for societies after storage space is taken away during the reconstruction of the Hub.
Students can vote online for the SU elections via Loop. Voting will close today (Wednesday) at 5pm. The results are due to be announced after 6pm.