Sunday longread: Staring down dictatorship in Belarus

A diaspora group is seeking to rally support on Irish campuses for pro-democracy protestors

Many of his own people call Alexander Lukashenko “the Cockroach”. Foreign media outlets frequently refer to him as “Europe’s last dictator”. He freely admits to having “an authoritarian style of rule” and until this year, he was the only person


We need the SU to be visible now more than ever

The Union has largely failed to hold College in check during the pandemic. That needs to change

College’s handling of the pandemic has been bad. From the rejection of a No Detriment policy for summer exams to the charging of full fees for a mostly-online semester, the needs of students have been marginalised again and again. They’ve


Theological Society elections annulled after non-members vote

The issue was blamed on “the combination of a computer glitch and a CSC administrative error”

Elections for the committee of the Theological Society (the Theo) are to be re-held, Central Societies Committee (CSC) Secretary Ultan Pringle has announced.

In an email circulated to the society’s members this evening, Pringle explained that “it has become apparent …


Revived Theological Society to have Christian-specific focus

Members have raised concerns about the conduct of the sole candidate for auditor taking unilateral decisions around elections which contradict the society’s constitution


The Theological Society, which has not been active since the 2018/19 academic year, is due to be relaunched with a renewed focus on Christian doctrine, rather than facilitating discussion on a variety of religions, as had been their modus operandi …


Timetables to be made available in mid-September

Face coverings will be mandatory in all classes this semester, the Provost announced


College has announced this morning that timetables for students will be made available in mid-September, ahead of the teaching term beginning on September 28. 

In an email to students, Provost Patrick Prendergast thanked students for their “patience” with the delay


Third-level asylum seeker grant requirements loosened

Applicants will no longer need a Leaving Certificate and three years in an Irish school

Asylum seekers looking to apply for third-level educational funding will no longer be required to hold a Leaving Certificate and have spent three years in the Irish school system, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris announced yesterday.

Those looking to …