Irish students at Trinity College Dublin vote to endorse BDS movement

On March 22nd, students from the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Dublin, Ireland voted to endorse the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel.
64.5 percent of voters backed the proposals. The election had a valid poll of 1,995 votes (1,287 yes votes). The long-term policy mandate will be valid for 5 years and required a 60 percent super majority to pass.The BDS campaign was backed by the incoming Student Union president and Graduate Student Union President-Elect.
 
In a statement, the TCD Students Union (TCDSU) said that the support of the presidents marked a shift from last year, when a BDS proposal was defeated at a Student Union council meeting last April. “It was later revealed that former TCDSU president Kieran McNulty had been lobbied by the Deputy Israeli Ambassador before the vote,” the group said.
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