College to close tomorrow following weather warning

Schools and Higher Education Institutions in 12 counties are urged to shut after Storm Barra forecast

Trinity and Higher Education Institutions across the country are to close tomorrow, Tuesday 7 December, due to weather warnings issued by Met Éireann regarding Storm Barra. 

A red alert has been issued for counties Clare, Kerry and Cork, and an


No plans to limit tourist access to campus amid rising Covid-19 cases, Trinity confirms

Tourists can currently go “anywhere that’s publicly accessible” on campus

Tourist access on campus will continue as normal, amid a fourth wave of Covid-19 in Europe, College have told Trinity News. 

When asked if Trinity was planning to limit tourist access amid rising Covid-19 cases, a spokesperson for College said:


College opens sensory spaces on campus

Over 80 study spaces have been created in the Library

Today, Trinity announced a number of spaces on campus that are to function as supportive sensory environments for students and staff.

More than 80 individual study spaces have been created within six sensory areas across the Berkeley, Lecky, Ussher, Hamilton …


Temporary Halls restrictions to lift on Monday

Residents were prohibited from hosting guests and parties for two weeks, after over 30 Covid-19 cases were reported

This evening, College announced that the “temporary restrictions” introduced in Trinity Hall are to be lifted on Monday, November 29. 

College have said that this development “is thanks to the Trinity Hall students and staff for their perseverance during the


Lecturers respond to criticism over “re-using lecture content” from last year

Academic staff took to Twitter to discuss the amount of work they say is involved in preparing lecture videos

Trinity lecturers have pushed back against criticism for “re-using” last year’s lecture recordings. 

At the beginning of term, the University Times (UT) reported: “lecturers from at least five schools are re-using lecture videos recorded last year for classes this term.” 


College to move ahead with both in-person and online exams

Vice Provost Orla Shiels said that “advice to universities is unlikely to change”


College has provided “clarification” on the plans for Michaelmas Term assessments, but has not pledged to reintroduce mitigation measures or cancel in-person exams.

In an email to all students and staff this afternoon, Vice Provost Orla Shiels outlined the plan …


TCDSU calls on Trinity to reinstate mitigation measures for Michaelmas exams

The union has asked College to provide clarity on its contingency plans in light of rising rates of Covid-19

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have called on College to reinstate mitigation measures and clarify its contingency plans to students. 

In a press release published this evening, Education Officer Bev Genockey said that TCDSU was “disappointed” that students have


USI and Harris to launch spiking awareness campaign

The announcement follows reports of potential needle spiking incidents in Dublin and Limerick

An information campaign to raise awareness of spiking is to be launched, following a number of reports in recent weeks of drink and needle-based spiking in Ireland and the UK.

Yesterday (November 5), Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, …