Trinity Human Rights and Religions summer school announces UN speakers

The Trinity Human Rights and Religions summer school has announced that two speakers from the United Nations (UN) will take part in the five day event from June 25 – 29. Dr Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Ms Anastasia Crickley, current chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination […]

Trinity supports campaign for improved cycling infrastructure

  Trinity has announced its decision to support the “Cycling Works Dublin” campaign, becoming the first large employer to back a campaign for improved cycling infrastructure in Dublin.   College stated that it decided to support the campaign when nearly 90% of students and staff said that they believe cycling in the city is dangerous in […]

USI disassociates from Catholic crisis pregnancy agency

  The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is disassociating itself from Cura, a Catholic crisis pregnancy support agency, due to “a failure to provide ‘full support’ for pregnant people when it comes to abortion and abortion support”.   In a statement released by the union today, USI President Michael Kerrigan said: “Cura only provides two options […]

Trinity places 114th in International Student Rankings

Trinity has ranked 114th in the world in the International Student Rankings by Times Higher Education (THE). The rankings are based on figures provided by universities on their proportion of international students, with College rising 19 places from last year. Over 27% of students in Trinity are international students, putting Trinity second in Ireland.   The Royal […]

Dublin ranked top world city for tolerance and inclusion

Dublin has been voted the best city in the world for tolerance and inclusion in the Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) Best Student Cities 2018 survey. Dublin also ranked 34th overall, with over 50,000 students and recent graduates taking part in the survey.   The respondents rated cities based on eight categories, including affordability, friendliness, arts and culture, […]

TCDSU holds supercanvass day across Dublin with Together for Yes

Trinity College Students’ Union (TCDSU) are conducting a widespread canvass of Dublin today, with 16 stalls set up in the city centre staffed by students to urge the public to vote in favour of a repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The canvassing effort takes place ten days before the polls open on May 25.   […]

Travel bursaries available for Irish students in UK universities to return home to vote

Travel bursaries are now available to Irish students studying in the United Kingdom to return to Ireland vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on May 25. National Union of Students (NUS) UK launched the bursary, which is part of a wider campaign, alongside NUS-Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Between £55 and £110 […]

Looking Back: What I did with my four euro

Rebecca Lalor on her involvement with Trinity’s VDP: “On choosing a Trinity society that has both challenged and thrilled me, it is hard to not mention VDP. Wandering through Freshers stalls that sunny day, I was lured to sign up to countless stands. The futility of it all only struck in later days.   The […]

Science and the pursuit of knowledge

What has been pivotal in both the arts and the sciences even before they were formally instituted as separate branches of study has been the underlying curiosity of human beings, who like you and me, had the innate desire to further understand the world around them. Within the sciences, appreciation for this core principle has […]

Trinity Professor Luke O’Neill wins award for inflammation and immunity research

Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry in Trinity’s School of Biochemistry and immunology, has won the 2018 Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for his research on the role of innate immunity in the host immune response.   The International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) will also honour joint-recipient Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti with the award, which is the highest honour […]

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