There is a heartening front-page story in the latest issue of The College Tribune, a UCD free-sheet that is notably liberal and pro-abortion:
A group calling themselves 'UCD Students Against Abortion' [notice the subtle dig at their legitimacy] has stated that its members will request to leave UCD Students' Union if the union does not repeal its current stance on abortion.
This follows on from the abortion preferendum, in which students voted to see the union adopt a stance that would legalise abortion in Ireland.
Speaking to the College Tribune, group spokesperson [sic] Samuel O'Connor said that they will be petitioning UCDSU president Micheál Gallagher to request that the union retract their current stance. This petition will outline how the group members feel-- that they "are no longer represented by the union" and that it was "beyond the unions [sic] power to even conduct such a referendum".
Later on, the article states: "Every student in Ireland is automatically a member of their universities or institutes of technologies [double sic] Students' Union." Which makes the action of UCDSU in adopting such a controversial and partisan stance quite blatantly wrong.
Good luck to UCD Students Against Abortion!