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 …


Council passes motion to seek alternative online voting system for TCDSU elections

The motion was proposed by SSP Convenor László Molnárfi and seconded by Chemistry Convenor Kiaya Doyle

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed a motion mandating the body to explore alternatives to the online voting system used to conduct union elections.

The motion identified a number of concerns surrounding the current voting system, such


Harris announces department partnership with ESRI

The three-year partnership will seek to address challenges and opportunities presented by shifts in the labour market

Simon Harris has announced a new partnership between the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in the area of skills and talent research.

The partnership will see work


TCDSU will not engage with GSU amidst investigations into inappropriate behaviour and constitutional breaches

In a statement, TCDSU said that student safety and the preservation of students’ democratic voice were two of their “largest priorities”

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has announced that it will not engage with the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) and will not refer students to its services in light of a number of ongoing investigations concerning the graduates’ union.

It …


TCDSU to engage with Senior Dean on process of renaming the Berkeley Library

TCDSU President Gabi Fullam said the union will work to “devise an evidence-based transparent process which engages with stakeholders”

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has said that it will engage with the College’s Senior Dean on the process of renaming the Berkeley Library at next month’s meeting of the College Board.

In a statement issued by TCDSU President


Gardaí issue warning to students over increase in accommodation fraud

Students have been advised to seek accommodation from “bona fide and trusted” sources amidst a 30% increase in cases of rental fraud since 2019

Gardaí have issued a fresh appeal to students to be wary of rental scams as students across the country continue to search  for college accommodation ahead of the new academic year.

The warning comes against the backdrop of a reported …


College to “strongly recommend” the wearing of face masks in indoor spaces

In an internal College email, Vice-Provost Orla Shiels said that the pandemic would “continue to interrupt our plans for normal functioning in the coming months”

College is to “strongly recommend” the wearing of face masks in indoor settings on campus amidst concerns over the spread of Covid-19, an internal college email has suggested.

Ahead of the start of the new academic year next month, Vice-Provost


Provost Linda Doyle on student accommodation: “We’re in a real crisis situation”

Doyle this week spoke of the need for wider availability of accommodation for students on Today FM and Newstalk

Provost Linda Doyle has described Ireland as being in a “real crisis situation” on the issue of student accommodation as she reiterated calls for more urgent and long-term solutions to the crisis.

Speaking to Matt Cooper on Today FM, Doyle …