Four statues of female scholars to be added to the Long Room

Trinity has chosen scholars Rosalind Franklin, Ada Lovelace, Augusta Gregory, and Mary Wollstonecraft from more than 500 suggestions

College has announced their plans to commission four new sculptures of women for the Old Library’s Long Room. 

A panel, composed of the Provost, former Registrars, the Librarian and Academic and Collections experts and other senior staff has chosen Rosalind

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Analysis: DUFC positive Covid-19 cases calls the safety of close-contact sports training into question

Eight players and one coach of the Men’s 1st Rugby team tested positive for the virus last week

Last week, nine members of Trinity Rugby, Dublin University Football Club (DUFC) tested positive for Covid-19 – eight Division 1 players and one coaching figure. 

All sports training and events except for professional teams and inter-county GAA are currently suspended

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Analysis: Higher education not prioritised under new Covid-19 restrictions

The increased restrictions placed on universities at the start of term are likely to disproportionately affect Freshers

On September 18, Dublin was raised to Level 3 restrictions in response to rising Covid-19 cases in the capital. The levelled guidance system was published by the government only three days previously. 

Despite the guidelines indicating universities would remain open

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Analysis: International students returning to Irish universities during Covid-19 face high costs

Some Trinity students could pay as much as €950 for two weeks bed and board on campus

International students from countries that are not on the green list are required to restrict their movements for 14 days after their arrival. International students in this situation are likely to be dependent on their universities to support them during


Additional places to be allocated in high-demand courses

Plan could see more students gaining entry to nursing, law, medicine, engineering and other courses

According to the Irish Times, a new plan asking universities to increase their capacity in many courses is due to be presented to the Cabinet by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris next week. 

Oversubscribed courses including


University theatrical societies apologise for costumes using blackface

DU Players and UCD Musical Society have issued statements apologising for their use of blackface and brownface

DU Players have issued a statement saying they have taken down an image from their Facebook page showing former members of the society wearing blackface in 2009. 

The statement from DU Players said the picture “depicts an indefensible and triggering

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Analysis: Government’s back and forth on Leaving Certificate left colleges in uncertain positions

Calculated grades have eased the burden on students, but have left colleges uncertain on starting dates for first years

After a long period of uncertainty, Leaving Certificate students have finally been given clarity on exams. Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced on May 8 that examinations would be cancelled and replaced with calculated grades in a U-turn from the