Originally published in Volume IV, Issue 8 on 4th February 1998 by Sinead Ingoldsby.

 

It has recently come to the attention of the University Observer that the biggest student society in DIT Mountjoy Square is the Porn Society.

The society advertised in the college’s Freshers’ Week which was held at the beginning of October, promising “lots of free pussy, free beer and a trip to Amsterdam”. Hundreds of students joined up and the society became the largest student society in the college.

However, it is believed that the society never actually held a meeting under the auspices of the Pornographic society, and instead changed its name to the Travel Society two weeks after Freshers’ Week. The society did organise a trip to Amsterdam, but it is still unclear whether or not its other Freshers’ Week promises to members have been fulfilled.

The same society now advertises within the Mountjoy College campus using posters which only refer to it as the Travel Society. According to number of senior students in the college, the society was also formerly known as the Charity society and had been previously recognised as such for at least two years.

In response to the enquiries from the University Observer, a bemused co-auditor, Niamh Coughlan asked “just as a matter of interest, how did you hear about our society? I didn’t realise that we were so famous.”

A first year marketing student, who joined the Pornography society during Freshers’ Week expressed his “extreme disappointment and disillusionment” with the recruiting tactics employed by the society. He said that he joined the Porn society “in good faith” and was “horrified” when he discovered that the society was not in fact what it purported itself to be. He went on to say that he was only mildly placated by the fact that as the Travel society, the Porn society did in fact organise a trip to Amsterdam. “That was some comfort”, he admitted. “But I will definitely be taking care that I get what I expect and what I am promised when I join any college society next year.”