Glen Hansard speaks to the Phil about influences, activism and the danger of fame


Best known for his roles in the iconic film The Commitments and Academy Award winning musical Once, Glen Hansard yesterday took to the stage in the GMB’s Debating Chamber yesterday as he was awarded the Phil’s  Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage.  As well as being well renowned for his singing and songwriting talents, Hansard has […]

FW De Klerk on Jacob Zuma, the Nobel Peace Prize and apartheid laws at LawSoc


On Wednesday, Frederik Willem De Klerk came to speak at an event held by Trinity’s Law Society. The former president of South Africa, who oversaw the transition away from the apartheid system, gave an engaging talk on freedom and equality that was followed by a divisive questions and answers session which saw De Klerk addressed […]

Trinity researchers make breakthrough in oesophageal cancer treatment


Trinity researchers have made a groundbreaking discovery that could fight resistance to radiotherapy in cases of oesophageal cancer.   The new discovery made by Dr Stephen Maher, Ussher Assistant Professor of Translational Oncology, and his team, which includes scientists from Trinity, St James’s Hospital, the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and the University of […]

College trade unions raise prospect of industrial action

Credit: William Murphy

A meeting last Wednesday saw agreement between members of the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) and Unite trade unions to campaign in opposition to College hiring and promotion policies, with a ballot on industrial action by Trinity’s service and support staff being among the options considered. Union members are opposed to the cessation […]

Vice-President of British National Union of Students filmed discussing plans to oust President


Richard Brooks, a senior official in the National Union of Students (NUS), the national union for third-level students in Britain, has been secretly filmed discussing plans to oust the organisation’s president Malia Bouattia. Brooks, a vice president in the British equivalent to the USI, was filmed during an undercover investigation undertaken by an Al Jazeera […]

Conference causes row between UCC and Israeli Embassy


A row has erupted between the Embassy of Israel in Dublin and University College Cork (UCC) over plans to host a conference from March 31 to April 2 in UCC on the legitimacy of the state of Israel. The conference, entitled International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism, was originally to […]

Irish universities owed millions in unpaid charges


Irish universities are owed millions by students in unpaid fines and charges. According to a recent report in The Irish Times, the seven universities and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) are owed a total of €1.3 million in unpaid student charges as well €560,000 in unpaid library fines.     Despite being one of the […]

Dublin City Council consult public on College Green plans

Aerial-view image of Dublin City Council's proposed plans for the plaza.

Ahead of submitting plans to An Bord Pleanála, Dublin City Council (DCC) has asked the public to submit their views on the proposed College Green Plaza.   An online survey has been opened up which allows participants to give their opinions on the €8 million development.   A design team is being put together by […]

Trinity based research group awarded €560,000 to research 5G technology


A research group based at the CONNECT Centre in Trinity has been awarded €560,000 to research 5G technology.   The award is part of a €5m Orchestration and Reconfiguration Control Architecture (ORCA) project, which is funded by the European Union’s (EU) Horizon 2020. The project involves collaboration with research groups in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and […]

Reform of US visa programme may affect applications made by Irish graduates


The status of the H1-B visa, a temporary work permit for skilled foreign professionals used by many Irish graduates, is being scrutinised by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, indicating a potential revamp of the programme once the Trump administration assumes power in the White House. Potential reforms were discussed with heads of large tech companies, who are […]


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