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Rick Astley to play Ents Secret Chapel Gig

Astley is famous for his 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up”

Trinity Ents is hosting Brit Award-winning artist Rick Astley at this evening’s Secret Chapel Gig. The gig takes place at 9pm, with the identity of the performer having been kept secret prior to the event.

Astley is world-renowned for his

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58 scholars, 15 fellows, five professorial fellows and two honorary fellows elected

The new scholars were announced by Provost Patrick Prendergast this morning

The election of 58 new scholars, 15 fellows, five professorial fellows and two honorary fellows was announced this morning on the steps of the Public Theatre, as part of the historic Trinity Monday celebrations.

Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, while announcing

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Academic Registry takes “responsibility” for exam cloakroom chaos

Students sitting exams today were told that they had to drop bags off in a “mandatory cloakroom”, leading to huge queues in the RDS

Academic Registry has taken “responsibility for the bag-drop facility setup and the breakdown in comms [sic] with the SU” in a Tweet this afternoon. The statement follows widespread chaos and confusion about a “mandatory cloakroom” for students’ belongings in the

Features

What makes a satirical newspaper?

Trinity News sits down with one of the editors of the Piranha

Founded in 1978, the Piranha has been a constant in Trinity Publications, with its satirical takes on campus life providing an outlet to what we’re all thinking. With the magazine boasting alumni such as Pauline McLynn, Mario Rosenstock and David

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Phil team win Irish Mace competition

The team was made up of Ryan Grunwell and Harry Morris

A team from the University Philosophical Society (the Phil) have won the Irish Mace competition, Ireland’s national British Parliamentary debating competition. The team, which consisted of newly elected Phil President, Ryan Grunwell, and former Phil Schools Convenor, Harry Morris, were

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Save UT campaign threaten legal action against SU Electoral Commission

A letter from UT’s legal counsel was sent following a sanction issued by the EC

The Save the University Times (UT) campaign threatened legal action against the Electoral Commission (EC), the Students’ Union body that organises and regulates referenda and elections, Trinity News has learned. In a letter sent by Prof Eoin O’Dell, legal counsel

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EC sanction for No side in UT defunding referendum

The news emerged in an email statement by the Electoral Commission this afternoon

The “No” side in the upcoming referendum on the funding of the University Times has been sanctioned today for a breach of Schedule 3, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union’s (TCDSU) set of rules governing elections.

As a result of the