DKIT Students Union Election Gathers Pace

The DKIT Students Union Elections take place this week on Thursday 29th at the College.

More than 4000 students are eligible to vote. The candidates have been nominated, the manifestos are finalised, the posters are going up and the campaigns are underway. The legions of helpers will be around the college for what is an exciting few days. The Hustings take place on Wednesday (28th) at lunch time, this is the time where the candidates make their pitch to their fellow students in a public forum. The students can ask the candidates their positions on various issues that they view as important to their participation in college life.

This year there are two candidates for President. David Branagan who is the current Vice-President is running, he is from Skerries and lives locally. David McQuaid of Muirhevna who is a second year Computing student has also thrown his hat into the ring. The only woman in the elections this year is Niamh Barrett from Dublin who is in third year Community Sports leadership. She is running for the position of Vice-President along with Eoin Healy from Ballymakenny and Benny Traynor from the Point Road.

Eoin is also a Computing student while Benny is finishing his degree in Management & Financial Studies. The record vote was 2100 when the current President, James Clarke was elected. More students tend to vote in DKIT than any other college in the country. Students should have their ID on the day.

Photo shows David Branagan, Eoin Healy, Niamh Barrett, James Clarke, Benny Traynor and David McQuaid