As Israelis go to the polls, a vote closer to home has descended into farce. Results of a student referendum on whether or not DCU’s Student Union should support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement against Israeli occupation has been nullified over what is being described as a technical fault in the online voting process.

Students went to the polls in early March but the final results are now being withheld and the vote scheduled to be rerun.

Student Union class representatives voted on March 20 to rerun the referendum. To add to the confusion, at a subsequent emergency session of the class reps, a second vote was held, which declared the original decision unconstitutional, but that meeting failed to reach quorum.

You can read about the background to the referendum and the backlash against it for free here.