“One of the great privileges of our job is that we get to interact with people who are cleverer than us”

Juergen Barkhoff, the new Vice Provost, talks about TEP, his longstanding relationship with the Provost, and what Trinity means to him


Attending Trinity as a visiting student in the 1980s was, for a young Juergen Barkhoff, a formative experience.  

Life as a Trinity student meant, to him, developing all aspects of one’s personality, rather than merely burying one’s head in a

Food & Drink

Beloved Bernard Shaw bar to close “for good” in October

The bar, Eatyard, and all associated organisational, art and performance spaces will be closing

Beloved Dublin bar the Bernard Shaw is closing its doors at the end of October permanently. 

The Bernard Shaw management released a statement on their social media this afternoon, announcing that the bar, “Eatyard, all organisational, art and


George RR Martin, Margaret Atwood and Lenny Abrahamson to address societies

Arundhati Roy and Andrew Harrop are also confirmed Hist and LawSoc speakers

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, Oscar-nominated director of Room Lenny Abrahamson, and the Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood are expected to visit the Historical Society (the Hist) and the Law Society (LawSoc) this year.

Margaret Atwood will be …


Slavoj Žižek, Anthony Scaramucci and Cynthia Nixon to address the Phil

Omarosa, Yanis Varoufakis and Naomi Wolf are also confirmed speakers

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek and former Trump White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci are among the speakers with confirmed dates to address the University Philosophical Society (the Phil) this year.

Other well-known names have confirmed that they will visit …


Students advised to use SUSI grant to cover rent by Higher Education Minister

The minister’s advice has received criticism from USI officers

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor appears to have advised students to use their Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant to cover the cost of accommodation. 

Speaking to Leaving Certificate students in Blackrock, Minister Mitchell O’Connor said …


New legislation brings RCSI closer to university status

A new mechanism enabling higher education institutions to apply for university status has been created

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) will likely gain university status under legislation passed today.

The legislation creates a new mechanism enabling higher education institutions not primarily funded through the Higher Education Authority (HEA), such as RCSI, to apply to …


Trinity’s European University alliance chosen for EU project

Trinity’s CHARM-EU alliance seeks to promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Trinity’s  “European University” alliance has been announced as a successful applicant for a new EU initiative promoting cooperation between universities in the European Union.

Trinity is one of five universities comprising the CHARM-EU (Challenge-driven, Accessible, Research-based, Mobile European University) alliance, …


USI reiterates demands for increased higher education funding in pre-Budget submission

The recommendations cover the major subcategories of higher education funding, such as grants, fees and housing

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have released their pre-Budget 2020 submission, outlining their demands for increased higher education funding.

The costed recommendations cover the major subcategories of higher education funding, such as grants, fees and housing. The general …