Face coverings made mandatory for library use and Books of Kells tours

The Library will provide masks to students who forget to bring a face covering in “emergency” situations

College has announced that face coverings are now mandatory for students using the Library, as well as for tourists visiting the Book of Kells. 

Students using the Library will be reminded by signs and staff to wear a face covering.


Climate activist group asks College to encourage civil disobedience for climate action

The group is planning a camp-in protest at Trinity next weekend

Climate activist group System Change Ireland has written to College to ask it to “support and encourage” students to participate in civil disobedience to protest against government inaction on climate change. 

In a letter email sent to Provost Patrick Prendergast,


TCDSU President Eoin Hand “deeply concerned” by objection against additional beds

Residents have reportedly complained against the introduction of additional bed spaces to Trinity Hall due to students’ “anti-social behaviour”

This morning, Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Eoin Hand expressed concern over the objection from Temple Road residents for additional bed spaces for students at Trinity Hall.

According to, concerns over students “late-night” behaviour at Trinity Hall


Minister Harris “stunned” by levels of sexual assault in higher education

Speaking at a meeting of the National Advisory Committe on sexual harassment and consent Harris stated his department would be “a vehicle of social inclusion”

This morning, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris met wiith the National Advisory Committe on sexual harassment and consent.

The committee is chaired by the Women’s Council Ireland.

Speaking at the meeting Harris stated that he believes his department is “a


€168 million funding package approved for third level education

Minister Harris secured the funding from the government to help meet the additional costs to third level education following the Covid-19 pandemic

This afternoon, the new Department for Higher and Further Education announced a €168 million funding package had been approved by government for the third level education sector.

Following a cabinet decision last night, 10,000 students are to receive financial support