Unemployment rate improves for Arts and Engineering graduates

  The unemployment rate for Arts, and Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction students fell between 2011 and 2016 according to Census 2016 figures released today.   Unemployment rates fell the most between 2011 and 2016 for those with a qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction, with the rate falling from 15.7% to 6.0% during that period.   […]

VisArts to welcome world renowned artist Michael Craig-Martin

Trinity’s Visual Arts society, or VisArts, is welcoming the world renowned artist Michael Craig-Martin to Trinity’s today, November 23. The talk, which will be held in the Emmet Theatre, is set to be an enthralling one.   From his beginnings in Dublin, his learnings in Yale University and his teachings in London, Craig-Martin has had […]

Trinity Publications passes a vote of no confidence in Chair

Clare McCarthy has been removed as Chair of Trinity Publications following a unanimous vote of no confidence by the Publications committee yesterday evening. There was one abstention and ten votes in favour.   The motion of no confidence in McCarthy was proposed by Trinity Publications Public Relations Officer (PRO) Emma McCarthy, Alumni Officer Rory O’Sullivan, […]

87.8% of students believe consent workshops should take place every year

87.8% of students who attended the consent workshops organised by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) stated they believe the workshops should take place “every orientation”, according to feedback gathered by the Union.   50.6% of respondents “strongly agreed” that the workshops should be run every year, while 37.2% “agreed”. The sexual consent workshops took […]

Aslan receive the Historical Society’s Burke Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Public Discourse through the Arts

As the men from Ballymun and Finglas took their seats, Christy Dignam led the conversation and explained the origins of the group. Dignam and lead guitarist Joe Jewell were ‘working as telephone technicians at the time’.   Billy McGuinness who was a baker, rehearsed with the band in drummer Alan Downey’s house on the condition […]

RCSI seeks University status from Irish Government

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), has petitioned the Irish Government to grant it university status.  The RCSI which is known as a “University of Medicine and Health Science” abroad, is prohibited from using the term in Ireland.    Conditions for use of the term ‘university’ are controlled under the Universities Act 1997. Obstacles to recognition […]

Pulp fiction at the Lighthouse

As the dark evenings stretch longer and longer accompanied by the bitter frost of winter nights, I’ve slowly discovered that my will to “go out” is diminishing alongside the dusky and mystic weather of autumn.   No longer was I prepared to face the streets of Dublin, clad in a frock and heels- at least […]

Motion passed to remove RAG week committee

  A motion proposing the removal of the Raise and Give (RAG) week committee from Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) was passed at Council tonight.   The initial motion had been proposed by TCDSU Ents Officer Jonah Craig and was seconded by Education Officer Alice MacPherson. The motion follows the expansion of the Ents […]

Motion passed to lobby for amendments to Gender Recognition Act

  A motion has been passed at the second Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) council of the year to campaign for improvements to the current Gender Recognition Act. It was felt by Council that the current Act is outdated.   The current Gender Recognition Act allows people over 18 to self-declare their own gender […]

Motion passed to lobby College to not renew their contract with Aramark

  At the second Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) council this evening, students voted to pass a motion to lobby College not to renew their contract with Aramark when it expires on September 13 2021.    Trinity currently has a contract with Aramark until 2019, with an option to extend it until 2021. The […]


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