An Irish Traveller’s path to higher education

Chantelle Cawley discusses the barriers to education that the Travelling Community face

Chantelle Cawley is a 21-year-old Irish Traveller studying at Mary Immaculate College, Thurles. She is in her third year, working towards a degree in post-primary education with Business and Religion. Speaking about her experiences growing up as an Irish Traveller


Network for cracking down on academic cheating meets for first time

One in seven graduates admit to having paid someone to write an essay for them

Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s (QQI) new network established to detect and punish academic cheating met for the first time yesterday, warning of the dangers of “essay mills” which produce written-to-order assignments for paying students. 

The network is made up of


Mary McAleese delivers Trinity’s Annual Edmund Burke Lecture

Mary McAleese spoke tonight about children’s rights in relation to religious freedom

The soon to be Chancellor of the University of Dublin, Dr Mary McAleese gave the annual Edmund Burke Lecture in Trinity this evening. McAleese gave a speech entitled ‘The Future of Ireland: Human Rights and Children’s Rights’,

The Edmund Burke


Mary McAleese appointed Chancellor of Trinity

McAleese is to take over as Chancellor of the University of Dublin, a role which was previously held by Mary Robinson

Mary McAleese will take over the role of Chancellor of the University of Dublin, having been nominated by twenty-nine members of the University Senate of the University. There were no other candidates at the close of nominations on Wednesday, andMcAleese


Trinity students strike as pressure rises on climate crisis

Thousands participated in strikes and protests on climate change around the world this afternoon

Trinity students joined tens of thousands of schoolchildren and college students striking around the world this afternoon in a bid to urge governments to take drastic action against the climate crisis.

Students gathered in Front Square this morning, with Trinity


Trinity falls dramatically in Times Higher Education rankings

Trinity calls for government action after falling 44 places to 164th in global rankings

Trinity has experienced a significant fall in the Times Higher Education world university rankings. The newly released data shows Trinity at 164th place, a significant fall from 120th place in 2019.

Trinity has been on a downward trajectory in the