Increased numbers and TD at student sleepout


Last night saw dozens of Trinity students putting out their sleeping bags for the second annual ‘Student Sleepout’, organised by Trinity FLAC in cooperation with TCDSU. The students set up just outside front gate, between the metal gates into Trinity and wooden doors of front arch itself, settling in for a cold night with temperatures […]

TCDSU is now in favour of decriminalising drugs

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  The Council of TCDSU voted tonight in favour of the Union adopting a formal stance in favour of decriminalisation of drugs. The first meeting of the Union’s Council, which took place this evening in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) on Pearse St. The motion was proposed by Robert Keogh, Chair of the Union’s […]

TCDSU Council Mandates President to Campaign for Student Centre


The Council of TCDSU voted tonight to mandate the Union’s president to campaign for a dedicated student centre to be constructed within the next five years. In the first motion to be discussed at the first Council of the new academic year, held in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) on Pearse St., current SU president Kieran […]

First SU Council

Stephen Sheil has just been elected the Joint Programme Convenor. The position was raised as motion by AHSS Convenor, Alice McPhearson. ••• The nominations for the Education Committee have been put forward. Hiram Moylan was first to speak, followed by Gillian Daly. ••• Voting is underway for first year Education Committee rep. Speeches for the […]

Sell the Kells


“Hi, would you be interested in signing our petition towards selling the Book of Kells?”   It is in no way unusual to be approached by whichever group or society have claimed the tables on the first floor of the Arts Block to promote a campaign; ticket sales for the latest mystery tour for instance, […]

Our #EducationIs March


  It is estimated that between 10,000 – 15,000 students from around Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland attended USI’s #EducationIs March to rally for a publicly funded education system, and against student fees, loans and debt. The USI has indicated that the delegation from Trinity reached between 1250 – 1500 students, making it the largest […]

Why societies are worth your while


This is not a sales pitch. Or perhaps, in fact, it is, though for which society in particular I haven’t quite decided. As a fifty-hour-a-week medic, you wouldn’t find me still in university, let alone getting firsts, had I not become an active part of college societies from the very day I set foot in […]

Dublin’s best hipster gruel


Are you a dedicated athlete training before dawn breaks, a commuter relying on an early bus, or just a good old Catholic who eats porridge rather than cornflakes (see the Irish Times, “Protestants? They wore underpants, had proper toilet paper and ate cornflakes not porridge”, Kevin Tiernan, Thursday 6th October 2016)? The College Green area […]

Member clubs of DUCAC involved in electoral collusion at annual AGM

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Multiple member clubs of the Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC) have been implicated in electoral collusion at their annual general meeting (AGM) on October 13, Trinity News has learned. Freshman club members were allegedly pressured into attending the meeting in the hopes of electing candidates favoured by DU Boat Club (DUBC), DU Ladies’ Boat […]

Trinity’s Department of Psychiatry investigates ketamine as a potential treatment for depression


Trinity College’s Department of Psychiatry is leading a series of trials investigating the effectiveness of ketamine in treating depression. The trials will be overseen by Professor Declan McLoughlin, a research professor of psychiatry, along with his team at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.   Professor McLoughlin has said that the antidepressant qualities of the anaesthetic […]


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