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Eamon Ryan: It’ll be up to societies and student unions to apply new restrictions

Minister Eamon Ryan has said that it will be up to societies and students unions to ensure “that there is a social life in our colleges”

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Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said that it will be up to societies and students unions to apply newly announced restrictions.

Ryan has highlighted societies and students unions as crucial in ensuring that “there is a social life in

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Individual schools to be left to determine restrictions, College clarifies

School of physics restrictions on face-to-face teaching do not represent a College-wide policy

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Update: College has since announced university-wide policies which confirm many of the school of physics’ announcements, despite the claims of the spokesperson in this article.

Decisions conveyed to students in the school of physics will not be a College-wide policy,

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Restrictions on large lectures to last until at least Nov 1

An email to students in the school of physics today said “all lectures” would be in-person after Reading Week

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Update, August 27: November 1 will see easing of restrictions across Trinity, despite College’s denials on August 20.

Update, August 20: College has since clarified that the school of physics’ announcement applies only to that school, and that a change

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Wasps War: An open letter calls on College not to “persecute” campus wasps

Estates and Facilities circulated an email this morning, explaining that there is “a wasp’s nest on the roof of the hoarding protecting the side entrance to the Museum building”

This evening, an open letter has been published by Jamie Rohu, PhD student, calling on Trinity to put a “stay” on the removal of a wasps’ nest beside the Museum Building. 

Estates and Facilities circulated an email this morning, explaining

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Module enrollment delayed two hours despite no prior communication with students

Second and third year students were expected to fill out their module choices at 2pm today, however a message on the academic registry login claims this has been pushed until 4pm

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Online module enrollment has been delayed two hours today, despite students receiving no communication from College about the push back. 

Senior fresh and junior sophister students were previously told they would be invited to enroll online for this year’s modules

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Capitation Committee to withhold GSU funding

The Capitation Committee plan to withhold funding from the GSU for the upcoming academic year, following concerns over how the GSU Board handled complaints surrounding the union’s chaotic EGM

The Capitation Committee is planning to withhold funding from the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), according to a report by the committee seen by Trinity News this evening.

The plans to withhold funding are directly in relation to the GSU Board’s

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TCDSU to hold rally in support of Palestine in Dublin today

Following IPSC’s cancellation of their event, TCDSU is moving forward with their rally at 2pm today

Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) BDS Campaign are to hold a rally today at 2pm at the Spire, in support of Palestine. 

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) cancelled their rally planned for today due to “legal threats from

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Taoiseach: “I want to see our students on campus”

Martin acknowledged that plans are being developed in the arts, culture, educational sectors, however “the key factor remains stick with the strategy; a gradual, responsible, reopening”

Speaking to the country this evening, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he “wants to see our students on campus for the new academic year, enjoying the further and higher education experience that they deserve”. 

Martin acknowledged that plans are

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Union to advocate for supports for students with full or part-time jobs

At the final Council meeting of the academic year, Council passed a motion to support students who have to work “out of necessity” during the academic year

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has passed a motion calling for the introduction of accommodations for students with full or part-time jobs.

With the passing of the motion, the union is now mandated to advocate for the introduction of

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Library set to increase opening hours from Monday

In an email to staff and students today, the Library announced that from Monday April 26 there will be a further opening of the Library, to support students as they prepare and finish their assessments

The Library has announced that they are to increase their opening hours from Monday April 26, following only being open for limited hours during Level 5 restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19.

In an email to staff and students