University Council approved additional “contingency periods” for exams up until May 16

The memo was approved before today’s news of the nationwide closure of colleges and schools

University Council, Trinity’s ruling body on academic affairs, yesterday approved a memo that requested “additional contingency periods” for College exams up until Saturday May 16, according to a media statement from Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).

TCDSU’s statement highlighted …


All Trinity sport facilities to close on and off-campus

Sports facilities to close in line with the general College shut down

All Trinity sport facilities and activities at Trinity Sport Centre, Trinity Sports Grounds (Santry), Iveagh Grounds, T-Tech Boxing, Trinity Boathouse and Trinity Hall sports facilities are to be closed from 6pm this evening, according to an email circulated this afternoon.…


Seanad elections: William Priestley wants to “put the green agenda into practice”

William Priestley talks about why Trinity’s current senators have been in the job too long, the Green Party, and moving the Seanad outside of Dublin

William Priestley is on his third run for the Seanad in the Dublin University constituency, what he describes as “a 12 year project” leading to this election. Unlike the previous two elections however, both of which he was unsuccessful in …


Taoiseach announces colleges and schools will close

Leo Varkadkar says “we have a duty as a society to protect ourselves and above all to protect others”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that colleges and schools will close from tomorrow in response to the coronavirus in a statement to the media in Washington DC.

The Taoiseach said that “where possible” teaching will be continued online. Colleges have …


Library closes all group study rooms

The decision was taken to comply with “social distancing” guidelines

Trinity’s library has taken the decision to close all group study rooms “until further notice”, in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

In an email sent this morning to students who held a booking for one of the …


“Impossible” to know cost of Book of Kells closure, says College

The uncertainty around the duration of the coronavirus outbreak and already reduced tourist numbers make it impossible to estimate losses, say Trinity

It is “impossible to say what the cost of closure” of the Book of Kells exhibition in Trinity’s Old Library due to coronavirus will be, a College spokesperson has said.

This morning The reported that the cost to College …


Trinity health service suspends walk-in services

Booked appointments will continue as normal

Trinity’s on-campus health service has taken the decision to suspend all walk-in services due to the coronavirus.

In an announcement this afternoon the health service said that while all walk-in services have been suspended, booked appointments would continue as normal.…


Trinity to reduce library study capacity to enable “social distancing”

The library have said they are looking for alternative study spaces across College

The number of study spaces in Trinity’s libraries will be reduced to allow for “social distancing” in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Caoimhe Ní Lochlainn, Trinity’s Head of Library Communications, confirmed to Trinity News that the library …


DCU postpone graduations due to coronavirus

DCU is so far the only other Irish university to announce a major disruption due to the virus

Dublin City University (DCU) has announced the postponement of their spring graduation ceremony in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The college announced yesterday that the ceremony, due to take place on March 21, will not go …