Fourth year student urges engagement with Government consultation to save endangered ducks

“We have the chance here to do so much more than simply save a few species from local extinction.”

Fourth year botany student Heather McClean has urged the student body to fill out a public consultation form released by the government regarding hunting regulations in Ireland, in order to address the rapidly decreasing duck population in Ireland.

McClean said …


Ministers invite public consultation on future of Department of Further and Higher Education

The Statement of Strategy for 2023 to 2025 will inform the guiding principles and strategic direction of the department going forward

The Department of Further and Higher Education have invited public consultation on the guiding principles and strategic direction of the department going forward.

The Statement of Strategy for 2023 to 2025 will act as a set of guidelines for the …


College named EU Sustainable Gender Equality Champions on International Women’s Day

Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University and South East Technological University won three out of the four prizes available at the inaugural EU Award for Gender Equality Champions in Brussels

Yesterday, College received the EU Sustainable Gender Equality Champion award, in recognition of its “significant and sustained record of activity and a high level of achievement through the implementation of their Gender Equality Plan”.

Some of the initiatives for which …


Halls residents still without clean water day after scheduled disruption

Residents have described “cold, brown water” flowing from taps, as well as “freezing cold” showers with poor water pressure.


Residents of Trinity Hall (Halls) have been left without clean water for the second day in a row, following maintenance on the water pumping system yesterday afternoon. There have been reports of low water pressure, as well as complaints of …


President Race: Tilly Schaaf hopes to be the breath of “fresh air” the union needs

Third year physics student Tilly Schaaf lists efficient IT services, open finances, and active student dialogue as priorities for her campaign

Tilly Schaaf is certainly not afraid of ruffling feathers in her campaign to become the next president of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). A veteran of student activism, this third year general physics student describes herself as having “”been


€26 million announced to improve energy efficiency in universities

The funding will allow for the continued testing of a range of cost-effective retrofitting projects for third level campuses

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris and Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan have announced €26 million in funding to advance energy efficiency in colleges and universities.

The Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation Pathfinder Programme will continue to test …


Student nurses and midwives to receive 80% of starting rate during placement 

All supports included in the new plan will be backdated to September 2022

Nursing and midwifery students are to be paid 80% of the starting rate for nurses and midwives during clinical placement.

This week, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced a €9 million package of measures to provide significant additional support for …


College unveils new pond habitat on campus

The new pond aims to provide a home for pond-dwelling creatures in the city centre

Last week, Trinity introduced a new wildlife pond on campus, which is aimed at creating a vibrant hub for biodiversity within the city centre.

According to College, the pond will provide a habitat for creatures like dragonflies, hoverflies, frogs and …