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Students defeat Provost’s attempt to stage a coup

Posted on: 15 September 2022

Linda Doyle standing in the GMB with members of the TCD Phil society
Pictured left to right: Tom Comer, Ellen McKimm, Linda Doyle and Anna Clarke.

The opening session of The Phil debated “That this house would stage a coup on the Provost”. Linda Doyle spoke in favour of the motion. The Phil is Trinity’s oldest continuous society.

The motion was defeated despite the Provost’s plea that it was badly needed in the interests of equality, and would pave the way to true collaboration by allowing others to realise there are no quick fixes to the problems facing the sector.

Listen to a snippet of the Trinity Belles performing on the night - listen here.

Linda speaks to the crowd at the Graduates Memorial Building (GMB) during the Phil debate.
Linda Doyle speaking in front of an audience in the GMB.