TCDSU and GSU President-elects voice support for BDS movement

Both the incoming Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Shane De Rís and President-elect of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) Oisín Vince Coulter voiced their support for the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement, urging students to vote in its favour.   De Rís voiced this support for the campaign in a statement to Trinity […]

Niamh Lynch elected next editor of Trinity News

Niamh Lynch was elected the next Editor of Trinity News by the paper’s editorial staff at the Trinity News Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night.   Lynch, the current Deputy Editor ran for Editor against Rory O’Neill, the current Managing Editor. The editorial staff voted under secret ballot following speeches made by both candidates and […]

College proposes replacing EU student places with non-EU places to increase revenue

Trinity’s Chief Financial Officer Ian Mathews has proposed the replacement of EU student places with non-EU places as part a range of income raising initiatives. Other proposals include placing a capital levy on EU undergraduate students subject to government approval, and the sale of a College building.   Mathews’ presentation, entitled “Trinity Finances: Update March 2018,” […]

Polls open for BDS and ‘Opt Out’ referenda

   Polls opened across campus today for the referenda on the option to ‘opt out’ of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), and supporting the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.   Students have been campaigning on both sides of each campaign, launching their Facebook pages on Monday to gather support. Both the BDS […]

Hist Auditor Paul Molloy resigns

  Paul Molloy, Auditor of the College Historical Society (the Hist), has resigned from his position, citing personal reasons.   Molloy ran as a presidential candidate in this year’s Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical elections. He received the fewest votes of the presidential candidates, finishing  with 18.6%, below re-open nominations (RON). Throughout his […]

Provost requests patience in email to students on fees

  Provost Patrick Prendergast acknowledges the strain higher education is under, apologises for his absence during supplemental exam fee protests and asks for patience in an email circulated to students this evening, following an email with student representatives.   In the email, Prendergast states: “The protests over the last week have been a necessary reminder […]

Electoral commission issues sanctions against three groups

The Electoral Commission issued sanctions today against the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) group, the Students United Against SU Opt Out group, and the Vote Yes to Optional Membership group.     The Electoral Commission confiscated all physical campaign materials from the BDS group from lunchtime today until campaigning resumes tomorrow morning. In a statement to […]

Over 200 alumni sign petition in protest of supplemental exam fees

A group of Trinity College graduate students have gathered over 200 alumni signatures for a petition protesting College’s decision to introduce a €450 flat fee for supplemental exams.   The petition states that “we the co-signers, cannot support the institution and its recent actions. We regret to inform you that we cannot in good conscience […]

Book of Kells shutdown as protests continue

Students involved in the Take Back Trinity campaign earlier blockaded the entrance to the Book of Kells this afternoon, which has led to the closure of the building by College.  The move comes after College last night welcomed the “wind down” of protests over supplemental exam fees.   Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President-elect […]

Trinity welcomes “wind down” of fee protests and occupation

College “welcomes the decision by the Students’ Union and Graduate Students’ Union to wind down protests and the occupancy of buildings,” according to a press statement sent by Trinity Communications.   “The university’s management has undertaken to consider alternative proposals on supplemental exam fees, modular billing and postgraduate/non EU fees at the next Board meeting.” […]


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