Students express frustration over closure of Ussher Library and Kinsella Hall

The libraries will be closed from May 15 to June 11, leaving students without 24-hour library access on weekends and no library access at all until noon on Sundays

Trinity students have expressed upset and frustration following the announced short-notice closure of the Ussher and Kinsella libraries. 

In an email, the Library informed students and staff that the Ussher Library and Kinsella Hall are due to close next Monday,


Trinity Professor comes under fire for views on employment status of postgraduate researchers

Professor Brian Lucey claimed in tweet that “a hungry hunter is the best hunter” in regard to PhD stipends

Trinity Professor of Finance Brian Lucey has come under fire for a tweet in which he stated that “postgraduate students aren’t employees” and warned against increasing stipends for PhD researchers.

Lucey said in the Tweet: “I worry about stipends that …


Trinity Publications votes against merger with CSC

A proposed merger between the two capitated bodies will not proceed following the Trinity Publications vote against it

A proposed merger of Trinity Publications and the Central Societies Committee (CSC) will not proceed after the Trinity Publications committee rejected a motion to create a “working group” to join the two capitated bodies.

The proposed merger, announced by the …

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Analysis: Why isn’t Trinity’s campus plastic-free?

In January, UCC became the first university in Ireland to adopt an ambitious plastic-free policy – could Trinity follow suit?

Since January of this year, University College Cork (UCC) has adopted a campus-wide plastic-free policy. The college has eliminated several single-use plastic products from on-campus dining areas, shops and vending machines in order to cut down UCC’s waste of disposable …


TCDSU to introduce emergency food voucher scheme for students struggling with food poverty

The scheme is to be run in partnership with Capital Credit Union

Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) has announced the introduction of a food voucher scheme to “to support students struggling with food poverty”.

The announcement on the union’s Instagram page, cited the cost of living crisis for the introduction of …


President Race: Zöe Cummins wants to include everyone “in the student process”

Current Education Officer Zöe Cummins explains why she believes she is the “best person around to carry on what’s been going on this year”

There is no doubt that throughout her time in Trinity, Zöe Cummins has established herself as a well-known figure within Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and Trinity student politics. Currently on sabbatical while she serves as education officer,


TUD Students’ Union President condemns “racially charged” attack in Grangegorman 

President Brian Jordan called for an “urgent review” of Garda policing strategy around TUD’s Grangegorman campus.

President of Technological University Dublin (TUD) Students’ Union Union Brian Jordan, has condemned “racially charged” attacks which have occurred near the TUD Grangegorman campus recently.

In a statement yesterday, Jordan described an altercation which occurred on Wednesday evening, in which …


Proposer of sports levy referendum calls Sport Union opposition “unsubstantiated speculation”

Lórien MacEnulty, a PhD student, is calling for the abolition of extra booking, class, and equipment fees

The proposer of the upcoming sports levy referendum has described Trinity Sport Union’s (TSU) opposition to the proposal as “unsubstantiated speculation”.

Lórien MacEnulty, a PhD student, is calling for the abolition of class, equipment, and booking fees for students, arguing …