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Analysis: Book of Kells blockade signals an unquiet year ahead

The willingness of TCDSU’s new sabbatical team to engage in direct action marks a shift in relations between the students’ union and College

Following his election as President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) in March, László Molnárfi heralded the reemergence of the student movement, vowing to “take up the fight” against the social and economic system that, in his eyes, that


College issues ‘reaffirmation’ on Buttery seating policy allowing consumption of homemade lunches

In a statement, College said that it has “reaffirmed its arrangement” to allow students and staff to eat homemade lunches in the restaurant

College has issued a clarification on the seating policy in the Buttery and Dining Hall, ‘reaffirming’ that students and staff are permitted to eat their own food in the building.

In a statement released to Trinity News, College said: “Trinity


College researchers to head multi-million EU hydropower sustainability project

The €4.1 million Horizon Europe-backed project aims to provide digital solutions to improve and future-proof the EU’s hydropower fleet

A group of researchers from Trinity are to head a Horizon Europe project to improve the sustainability of the European Union’s hydropower fleet.

The project, titled iAMP-Hydro (intelligent Asset Management Platform for Hydropower) and funded by the EU’s scientific research


Jeffrey Seathrún Sardina elected Trinity PWO president

Sardina was elected to the post with all but one vote cast in his favour, with his proposed constitution being unanimously adopted

Jeffrey Seathrún Sardina has been elected president of the Trinity Postgraduate Workers’ Organisation (PWO).

Sardina, who ran unopposed for the position, was returned with 94.4% of the vote at the organisation’s first Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Friday, September


TCDSU publish submission to Private Rental Sector review consultation

The union said that students and staff are bearing the brunt of “neoliberal housing policies carried out by the government”

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have published their submission to the Government’s public consultation as part of a policy review of the private residential rental sector.

The Union criticised the “neoliberal governance” that has influenced policy in the area


Nine Trinity-linked researchers among first members of Young Academy Ireland network

The list of early career researchers and innovators includes current assistant and adjunct associate professors, as well as former staff and students

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) has revealed the list of the first 40 members of the Young Academy Ireland (YAI) network, including nine researchers and innovators currently or formerly affiliated with Trinity.

The forty inaugural members were selected from a …


Trinity sees drop in first choice applications through CAO

CAO data indicates a 3.6% decline in first choices for Trinity courses for next year, with a significant 19% drop in overall applications from Northern Ireland

There has been a decrease in the number of students choosing Trinity as their first choice of college, according to preliminary data from the Central Applications Office (CAO).

10,179 students listed a course from Trinity as their first preference in …

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Education race: Arnold comfortably heading for House 6 despite highest RON vote

Promising a “holistic” approach to education, the Deputy AHSS Convenor is expected to take four-fifths of the vote

Running uncontested for the role of education officer in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), Deputy Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Faculty Convenor Catherine Arnold is expected to be elected comfortably to the position.

With 80.6% of first

PostGrads at Cost of Living Crisis Protest

Postgraduate union calls for “eligible cost” consideration for non-EU residency permit fees

In an open letter to SFI Director General Professor Philip Nolan, the PWO said that non-EU students are “struggling now and cannot wait” for support

The Postgraduate Workers Organisation (PWO), the recently amalgamated body representing postgraduate students in Ireland, has called on the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) to allow the consideration of Irish Residency Permit (IRP) fees and health insurance towards non-EU students’ expenses …


Analysis: Polls indicate apathy to Budget measures among younger voters

With half of 18-24 year olds deeming the Budget measures to be “not enough”, government has failed to shore up support among student-age voters

At the end of September, government unveiled Budget 2023 – a package of measures it believed would help address the number-one issue of the day: the cost of living crisis.

It came amidst the backdrop of soaring inflation, growing anxiety …