Fears that €307m higher ed funding gap will not be addressed as Budget 2024 looms

Concerns have been raised by Provost Linda Doyle, the IUA and the PWO in relation to the lack of funding to be allocated to colleges in the Budget

Provost Linda Doyle has called on the college community to “raise our voices” amid fears that the higher-education sector will not get additional €307 million in promised core funding in Budget 2024.

In a college-wide email earlier this week, Doyle …


USI announce march on Dáil for next week in protest of €65 billion ‘rainy day’ Budget 2024 surplus

USI calls on all students to participate in the march scheduled for October 4 at noon

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have announced a march on the Dáil on October 4th demanding the Budget 2024 surplus of  €65 billion be used to tackle the student accommodation crisis and soaring college costs.

USI said students


€365,000 awarded to Trinity researchers to develop an AI-driven integrity platform

The platform will seek to address issues in multinational organisations relating to ethics and compliance

Trinity Business School’s IntegrityIQ has been awarded €365,000 to allow researchers to create an AI driven platform to address multinational organisations failures in ethics and compliance over the next 18 months.

“This product fills a gap in the market. Many


Over 1,000 single use vapes recycled by student start up VapeBox at Electric Picnic

Lucy Daly and Katelyn Davis, co-founders of VapeBox, spoke to Trinity News about their upcoming plans to expand the project and reach more students

Student enterprise VapeBox collected 1078 single-use vapes at Electric Picnic.

53 Vapeboxes were deployed in various locations across the festival including at all entrances to the main festival area.

The 1078 single use vapes collected and recycled totaled 162 grams …


Three in four eligible students have not claimed fee reduction grant

Minister Simon Harris has urged eligible students to claim the €500 fee reduction

Three in four students have not claimed a grant that would give them a €500 reduction from the student contribution fee, according to Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation Simon Harris.

Budget 2023 introduced a measure allowing students …


Hist recognised by Guinness World Records as world’s oldest student society 

Formed in 1770, the College Historical Society will be 254 years old next March

The College Historical Society (the Hist) has been recognised as the world’s oldest student society by the Guinness World Records (GWR).

This recognition comes after a two-year campaign as the society proved through photographic and archival evidence that it had …


Trinity student startup calls on public to submit to consultation on disposable vapes

Registration to partake in the consultation is open until July 27 and asks for ideas on how the State should deal with disposable e-cigarettes.

Student start-up VapeBox is calling on students to submit to a government consultation on disposable vapes.

The consultation, established by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, is open until July 27 and asks for ideas on how …


42% of women in their first year of college report experiencing unwanted sexual touching

A study carried out by Active* Consent to promote positive sexual health among college students examines the role of alcohol and drugs on sexual violence

Unwanted sexual touching was reported by 42.4% of women and 50% of non binary individuals in data gathered by the 2020 Sexual Experiences Survey carried out by the Active* Consent programme.

Almost 30% of women and non binary individuals reported


Over 1,400 sign open letter calling for “balanced and progressive research ecosystem” in new legislation

“This legislation will shape the research landscape for generations and so it is critical that we get it right”


Over 1,400 people have signed an open letter calling on Minister Simon Harris to consult with researchers on proposed legislation regarding the future of research and innovation in Ireland.

The open letter, posted to by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, …