UCD and UCC to offer free course to nurses to help battle coronavirus

Both universities are now offering an accelerated online course in intensive care treatment

University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork (UCC) have announced that they are to provide a free course in intensive care treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic, to allow more nurses to treat those infected with the virus.

The National …


Cork City Council voice opposition to UCC rent hikes

Cork City Council have expressed their support for students protesting against the proposed increases

At a meeting of Cork City Council last night, two motions were passed expressing the council’s opposition to rent hikes in student accommodation operated by University College Cork (UCC).

The first motion stated that Cork City Council would “write to …


Presidential candidate Harry Williams retracts societies promises following complaint

This retraction comes after the CSC took offence to this statement

Harry Williams, a presidential candidate in Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) elections, has retracted one of his main manifesto claims that he will support clubs and societies after the Central Societies Committee (CSC) took offence.

Williams told Trinity News


SU Elections: Harry Williams wants to break the “SU bubble”

Williams says he wants to be able to be a president that students can “go for a pint” with

Harry Williams, a third year World Religions and Theology student and candidate for Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) president, wants to be his “own president”, a “proactive” president, not a reactive one. An anti-establishment candidate, Williams believes the students’ …


TCD Plastic Solutions launch reusable cutlery lending scheme

Trinity’s reusable crockery and cutlery scheme is being introduced today, in accordance with Trinity’s sustainability initiative

Trinity’s new reusable crockery and cutlery scheme, Envriolend, has been launched today by TCD Plastic Solutions. The pilot scheme is managed by TCD plastic solutions, the same group that initiated a petition for a plastic-free Trinity Ball. 

This scheme is


TCDSU plan direct action to oppose rent increases

Provisional plans were made for a protest next week to oppose a potential 4% rent increase to all College operated accommodation


Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have tonight established working groups to work towards opposing proposed rent increase of 4% to all College operated accommodation, due to be considered by Trinity’s finance committee.

At a townhall meeting held this evening …


Trinity student Tate Donnelly eliminated from election race in Cavan-Monaghan

The third-year student was eliminated on count 8 in his constituency

Trinity student, Tate Donnelly has failed in his bid to secure a seat in the 33rd Dáil. Donnelly was standing as a Green Party candidate in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency.

Donnelly was the youngest candidate contesting Election 2020. He was eliminated …


Teaching assistants debate strike at PhD townhall meeting

Tension appeared within the GSU leadership as the union faced criticisms from those in attendance

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PhD students have expressed their anger during a townhall meeting this evening at a decision approved by College’s finance committee to cut the pay of casual staff who work as lab demonstrators.

The decision to cut pay was temporarily reversed …