Bob Geldof conferred as Trinity awards 5 honorary degrees

Trinity conferred honorary degrees on five recipients at a ceremony held in the Exam Hall today, with founder of An Taisce Patricia Oliver, and musician Bob Geldof among those conferred.   The nomination process for conferring honorary degrees, states that individuals must show an “outstanding contribution to scholarship, society, culture and/or civil society”. The successful […]

Trinity’s third Irish Language Scheme comes into effect

   Trinity’s third Irish Language Scheme came into effect at the beginning of this month, following approval of the Board and the Minister of Arts, Heritage and Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht affairs.     The third of Trinity’s Irish Language Schemes extends from June 2017 to June 2020, and includes further commitments to promoting the […]

Trinity Professor Patrick Geoghegan hired as Taoiseach’s speechwriter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hired Professor Patrick Geoghegan, a Historian at Trinity College, to assist him in speechwriting, research and other issues. Prof. Geoghegan is on sabbatical in Trinity College and will be given a leave of absence to join Mr Varadkar’s staff.   Speaking to Trinity News, Professor Geoghegan said: “The details of the […]

Coalition to Repeal the Eighth demonstrate at Central Bank

 The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment held a rally in Dublin city centre today in demonstration of their wish for an “immediate referendum to repeal the eighth amendment”.     Meeting outside Central Bank on Dame Street, similar rallies were held in Galway, Cork and Kerry. With over 1000 people registered as “going” on […]

First Luas goes past Trinity

The first Luas went past Trinity this morning, marking a symbolic end to over three years of Luas line construction works outside the college. Today’s test is the very first in a series to ensure the new Luas line will be ready to launch on time in December.   The tests involve two Luas trams […]

38 Trinity Access Programme students graduate today

    The graduation ceremony of 38 students who studied in the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) Foundation Course for Higher Education for 2016/17 took place in Trinity today.     The graduates had been studying in either the sciences, social science or the arts faculties full time throughout the year, and were taught by Trinity […]

Brexit ‘threatens UK-Ireland research links’

  According to a survey conducted by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), approximately two thirds of Irish academics believe Brexit will have a negative impact on higher education in Ireland.   Respondents stressed the need for keeping strong research collaboration between Northern Ireland and the Republic and between Ireland and the rest of the UK […]

Cycling can be “scary and hazardous” in Dublin, Trinity researchers find

A study carried out by researchers in Trinity College and University College Dublin (UCD) has found that while cycling does have many benefits, it can also be “scary and hazardous” in the Dublin area, particularly for young men.   While the physical and mental health benefits of cycling were apparent from the results of the […]

Trinity rises 10 places in the QS world rankings

Trinity has risen 10 places to 88th in the 2018 QS world university ranking. This is a reversal of recent trends, which has seen the college fall consistently in the rankings over the past three years. Trinity scored an overall 74.30 out of a possible 100 points.   In this year’s rankings, Trinity continues to […]

Trinity alumnus Michael Longley wins PEN Pinter literary award

Trinity alumnus Michael Longley has been awarded the 2017 PEN Pinter award for his poetry. He will receive the award at a ceremony in the British Library on October 10th, where he will also give an address.   The annual prize, first established in 2009, is awarded to a writer from the United Kingdom, the […]

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