Provost agrees to “seriously consider alternative proposals” following talks with GSU and TCDSU

Provost Patrick Prendergast has agreed to “seriously consider alternative proposals” to supplemental exam fees, modular billing, postgraduate and non-EU student fees in a tweet sent from his official account. This follows a meeting with the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).   Prendergast concluded his statement by saying that “Trinity […]

College responds: Students “are not locked into the Dining Hall”

  College have responded to the shutting down of the Dining Hall amid protests. In a statement, a spokesperson for College said that the students “are not locked into the Dining Hall”.   The statement said that students “can leave at any time they want, and the College is taking all steps to ensure that […]

Dining Hall locked down leaving protesters without access to bathrooms

The Dining Hall has been locked down by security, where students are allowed out but not back into the Dining Hall as the Take Back Trinity occupation continues this evening. Approximately 50 students remain inside.    The Senior Common Room has been locked, so there will be no bathrooms access for students who are still […]

Trinity staff instructed to screenshot and remove negative Facebook reviews

Trinity staff have been instructed in an email to screenshot and remove negative Facebook reviews published on various College related pages.   The email, sent by Sharon Campbell, Trinity’s Deputy Head of Communications, read: “There have been instances of protest by some students in relation to the new supplemental exam charge where they have been […]

TCDSU to compensate for workers pay who were disrupted by Dining Hall occupation

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) will be covering the costs of workers pay that has been disrupted by the Take Back Trinity campaign.     Last night saw students occupying the Dining Hall in the latest direct action protest against the introduction of a supplemental exam fee, with the occupation beginning at around 1pm. […]

“Take Back Trinity” resounds around Front Square at rally against fees

   Hundreds of students gathered in the latest protest against the introduction of supplemental exam fees, at rally is currently underway in Front Square.   Students gathered at the steps of the Dining Hall to listen to several speakers. Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kevin Keane opened the rally proceedings and was followed […]

Taoiseach announces scholarship for Native American students

Leo Varadkar announced a scholarship for Choctaw Native American students while visiting Oklahoma. The first scholarship will begin in 2019.   The Taoiseach thanked the members of the Choctaw nation and their ancestors, who provided relief to Ireland during the Great Famine. In 1847, the Choctaw who resided in Oklahoma collected the sum of $170 […]

Students occupy Dining Hall in latest protest against supplemental exam fees

 Students have occupied the Dining Hall in the latest direct action protest against the introduction of a supplemental exam fee.   A spokesperson from the campaign has stated that approximately 50 students are currently in the foyer and the main Hall. The students will occupy the building all day and will encourage other students to […]

UCC teams claim victory in Jailbreak 2018

Four teams from University College Cork (UCC) have been announced as the winners of Jailbreak 2018, in a first-time tie in the competition, and also the first occasion on which a Trinity team have failed to be crowned champions.   The race began at Dublin Castle yesterday morning. By 2pm today, sixteen teams were en […]

Thousands attend Rally for Life in city centre

Thousands of people gathered in the city centre for a pro-life rally this afternoon, as the referendum on the repeal of the eighth amendment fast approaches.   The pro-life marchers met at Parnell Square at 2pm, before making their way down O’Connell Street to Merrion Square, where a rally featuring speakers calling for the retainment […]


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