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Analysis: Why isn’t Trinity’s campus plastic-free?

In January, UCC became the first university in Ireland to adopt an ambitious plastic-free policy – could Trinity follow suit?

Since January of this year, University College Cork (UCC) has adopted a campus-wide plastic-free policy. The college has eliminated several single-use plastic products from on-campus dining areas, shops and vending machines in order to cut down UCC’s waste of disposable …


TCDSU to introduce emergency food voucher scheme for students struggling with food poverty

The scheme is to be run in partnership with Capital Credit Union

Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) has announced the introduction of a food voucher scheme to “to support students struggling with food poverty”.

The announcement on the union’s Instagram page, cited the cost of living crisis for the introduction of …


President Race: Zöe Cummins wants to include everyone “in the student process”

Current Education Officer Zöe Cummins explains why she believes she is the “best person around to carry on what’s been going on this year”

There is no doubt that throughout her time in Trinity, Zöe Cummins has established herself as a well-known figure within Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and Trinity student politics. Currently on sabbatical while she serves as education officer,


TUD Students’ Union President condemns “racially charged” attack in Grangegorman 

President Brian Jordan called for an “urgent review” of Garda policing strategy around TUD’s Grangegorman campus.

President of Technological University Dublin (TUD) Students’ Union Union Brian Jordan, has condemned “racially charged” attacks which have occurred near the TUD Grangegorman campus recently.

In a statement yesterday, Jordan described an altercation which occurred on Wednesday evening, in which …


Proposer of sports levy referendum calls Sport Union opposition “unsubstantiated speculation”

Lórien MacEnulty, a PhD student, is calling for the abolition of extra booking, class, and equipment fees

The proposer of the upcoming sports levy referendum has described Trinity Sport Union’s (TSU) opposition to the proposal as “unsubstantiated speculation”.

Lórien MacEnulty, a PhD student, is calling for the abolition of class, equipment, and booking fees for students, arguing …


Harris temporarily appointed as Minister for Justice in Varadkar’s cabinet reshuffle

Harris will continue to serve as Minister for Further and Higher Education during the interim Minister for Justice role

Simon Harris has tonight been appointed as the interim Minister for Justice, in incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s cabinet reshuffle.

Minister Harris, who currently serves as Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science will continue to remain in


Landmark new policy to offer school-leavers alternative route to university

Under the Unified Tertiary Education Policy, students who begin in further education will be able to complete their third-level qualification in higher education

School-leavers will have the opportunity to access higher education by starting in further education colleges, under a landmark new policy announced today.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris announced the implementation of the Unified Tertiary Education policy, which …


Government announces €16.2 million for scientific research

The funding will support 15 research projects led by technological universities and institutes of technology

The Department of Further and Higher Education, Innovation, Research and Science has announced millions in funding for scientific research this week.

Yesterday, Minister of Further and Higher Education Simon Harris announced €16.2 million from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to fund …