Irish universities launch campaign seeking increase in government funding

The #SaveOurSpark campaign is aimed at the public to demand that the government increases investment in Ireland’s higher education

Trinity is among Ireland’s seven universities that have launched a campaign to increase government investment in higher education. The “Save Our Spark” campaign is calling on the government to address funding issues in Ireland’s higher education sector if it hopes


Bringing the mental health conversation to the Áras

Senator and Presidential candidate, Senator Joan Freeman spoke to PolSoc of her hopes to enable volunteers and continue the conversation on mental health if elected President.

Trinity Politics Society (PolSoc) hosted Irish presidential candidate and founder of Pieta House, Senator Joan Freeman yesterday evening. She was the second presidential candidate of the week who visited PolSoc following their hosting of Sean Gallagher on Tuesday. Opening with


Enabling a more connected Asia

Representatives from the Asian Development Bank visited Trinity to speak about what their bank does

Students were treated to guest speakers, Tomoyuki Kimura, the bank’s Director General of Strategy, Policy and Review and Robert Schoellhammer the bank’s European representative, from the Asian Development Bank in the Thomas Davis Theatre this morning. While it was primarily


Petrolhead’s paradise: a more practical approach to engineering education

Trinity’s Formula One society hears from Neill Anderson, the head design judge for Formula Student UK

The event was hosted in the Global Room by Formula Trinity, Trinity’s student-run Formula One society and its UCD counterpart, where they welcomed Neill Anderson, the head design judge for Formula Student UK. Formula Trinity are currently working on designing


Does Ireland need a blasphemy law?

Trinity’s Young Fine Gael and Dublin University Laurentians co-hosted a thoughtful evening of philosophical and political arguments concerning the Blasphemy law

Yesterday evening, Trinity’s Young Fine Gael and Dublin University Laurentians Society hosted a panel to discuss Ireland’s blasphemy law. With the wave of liberalisation in Ireland since the early 1990s Ireland’s retention of a blasphemy law has led to ongoing


University of Limerick makes financial settlement with whistleblowers

The whistleblowers were vindicated in the findings of financial misconduct

The University of Limerick (UL) has made financial settlements in the region of €150,000 with three whistleblowers, who alleged numerous incidents of misspending of taxpayers’ money, according to a report published in the Irish Times.

This move follows mediation talks,

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