The Buttery vaults to be turned into student space in evenings

The space will be open for student use after the Buttery closes

The Buttery vaults are to be turned into a student space in the evenings, providing a new leisure space for students after lectures.

The vaults will be open to students after the Buttery closes at 4 pm and remain open until approximately 10pm.

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President, Shane De Rís announced the new student space this evening at SU Council. He outlined that there will be a “soft opening between now and exams”, with an official launch of the space expected to come in September.

Council is also expected to vote later tonight on a motion to release €15,000 from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) fund to renovate the parlour in Goldsmith Hall, which is a well-frequented student space on the east end of campus.

The Buttery, which serves an average of 680 meals per day, is one of Trinity’s on-campus food outlets and is operated by Trinity Catering. The Buttery once housed a students’ union bar until its close in 2006.

Last June, the Buttery replaced plastic straws with compostable straws in a bid to become more sustainable. The change followed a survey which saw staff and students vote on which sustainability measures College should prioritise in campus food outlets.

TCDSU Council took place this evening in the Stanley Quek theatre in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI).

Lauren Boland

Lauren Boland was the Editor of the 67th volume of Trinity News. She is an English Literature and Sociology graduate and previously served as Deputy Editor, News Editor and Assistant News Editor.