News, Politics

JCB Plough Through Competition to Take Three Sabbatical Offices

By Evie Kearney The joint ticket of ‘JCB’ has successfully been elected to all three sabbatical positions for 2017/18. The team of Jack Shelly, Roberta Harrington and Conor Hussey will assume the offices of President, DP Welfare and VP Academic respectively at the end of May. Following the eliminations and vote transfers of RON, Christian Tan, and Aoife O’Brien; 4th …


News, Politics

Horgan, Harrington and Hussey Top An Focal Opinion Poll

By Evie Kearney An Focal ran an online poll to attempt to determine the results of the Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers election. The poll received 894 votes in total and the results were as follows:   President: Lorna Horgan – 41% Jack Shelly – 31% Christopher Denis Collins – 15% Oisin Taylor Blakely – 8% Seán Fitzgerald – 5%   …


ERB Votes Not to Disqualify Lorna Horgan from Presidential Race

By Evie Kearney & Paul Saunders The Students’ Union Electoral and Referenda Board (ERB) have voted not to disqualify presidential candidate Lorna Horgan following nine hours of deliberation today. The ERB were investigating a complaint made against Ms Horgan following posts on her social media accounts on Tuesday night. Ms Horgan was found to have published blatant defamation on social …

An Focal Presents its 2016 US Presidential Election Coverage

By Carrie Burns The first of three U.S. Presidential Debates started off with a bang Monday night, broadcasted from Hofstra University in New York. The 90 minute debate was separated into three 30-minute segments of specific topics- “Achieving Prosperity”, “Securing America”, and “America’s Direction”. The evening’s viewing was predicted to be one of the most-watched televised presidential debates in United …