Colleges to remain closed until at least April 19

“We’re in this for the long haul and this could go on for weeks”, the Taoiseach said

Colleges will remain closed until at least April 19 to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, the government announced this afternoon.

Minister for Education Joe McHugh confirmed earlier that the shutdown of universities, colleges and schools was to extend


Students on clinical placement not required to vacate Trinity accommodation

Fourth year nursing and midwifery students on internship and fifth year students in the School of Pharmacy on internship are permitted to stay

Residents of Trinity accommodation on clinical placement will be permitted to stay in their accommodation, following College’s instruction that all students living in college accommodation must leave this week except those in exceptional circumstances.

Fourth year Nursing and Midwifery students …


Residents express outrage and upset at requirement to vacate

One student described her “great distress”, while another called the decision “utterly shameful”

Residents of Trinity accommodation have expressed their outrage and upset at College’s requirement for on campus residents and students in Trinity Hall, the Binary Hub and Kavanagh Court to leave this week.

Residents have been emailing college staff members this …