By Ellen O’Donoghue
Co- News Editor
A referendum on the appointing of an Environmental and Sustainability part-time officer has been passed with an overwhelming majority of 898 votes for, and 87 votes against.
Another referendum, this time on the appointing of an Independent SU Council Chair, instead of a student being voted into the position, was passed with 427 voting in favour and 246 voting against.
All but five part-time officer candidates ran uncontested this year, with their only competitor being the infamous Re-Open Nominations (RON).
Second-Year Computer Science student, Kirsty Moran has been re-elected Clubs’ Captain after a lacklustre year for Clubs owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
She received a total of 15 votes, with RON receiving none.
Final year Gaeilge student, Eimear Nic Oireachtaigh has been elected Oifigeach na Gaeilge for the 2021/22 academic year as she goes into a Masters’ degree in Digital Marketing.
She won with an overwhelming majority of 927 votes, more than double the quota of 427.
Niamh McGrath has been elected Disability Rights Officer, having won with 923 votes, leaving RON with 54.
Anne Marie Ward has been elected Ethnic Minorities Officer, beating RON with 868 votes against 58, to become the first traveller woman appointed to the Students’ Union executive team.
Orlaith McCabe has been elected Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer. McCabe received 806 votes, with RON receiving 106.
The position of International Students Officer has gone to Matthew Connolly.
He received 595 votes against his competitors Abhiraj Sharma and RON, who received 210 and 27 votes respectively.
Michelle Mitchell failed to be re-elected as Mature Students Officer, losing out marginally to Anita O’Halloran, who received 334 votes, whereas Mitchell received 328.
Faye McDonnell was elected Convener of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, receiving the vast majority of votes.
She received 268 votes, beating Fionn Sexton and Nicole Browne, who received 65 and 35 votes respectively.
Krystian Bachan has been elected Convener of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, following in the footsteps of Vice-President Education Officer-Elect, Clodagh McGivern, who held the position for two years.
Convener of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences went too Jack Collins, who won against Orlagh Cleary.
They received 174 and 73 votes, respectively.
Sai Gujalla was elected Convener of the College of Science and Engineering, beating Laura Ilupeju with 247 votes against 212 votes.
Ethan Wilkinson has been elected Societies chairperson, winning with a majority of 21.
Shane O’Connell won the race for Postgraduate Research Officer with 92 votes after running uncontested with RON receiving 5 votes, whereas Martin Smyth has been appointed Postgraduate Taught Officer with 62 votes against 11 for RON.