Dublin City Council considering regulation change to avoid “over-concentration” of student accommodation

  Dublin City Council is considering a proposal stating that developers must ensure there is not an “over-concentration” of student accommodation within a 1 km area, a step up from current regulations which state there should not be an over-concentration in a 250 m space.   The proposed variation was based on a request by […]

The Liffey Trust to award €340,000 worth of scholarships over the next decade

 The Liffey Trust has announced their partnership with Trinity Business School to fund scholarships for entrepreneurs who are studying through Trinity’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program.   The Seamus McDermott Scholarship for Entrepreneurship will provide €10,000 towards the MBA program and will be introduced this September. The scholarship fund will expand to four scholarships […]

Trinity students win €10,000 at Irish business competition

 Trinity students who founded the start-up business Aurius came first at Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition, winning a cash prize of €10,000.   Aurius, founded by Trinity students Paul Allan, Luc Bellintani and Dinnaga Padmaperuma, aims to provide cheap and affordable hearing aids that can be easily paired with a smartphone or tablet, allowing the […]

Trinity Dental Technology student loses €1,450 in rental scam

  Charlotte Kershaw, a Senior Sophister student in Dental Technology at Trinity, lost €1,450 on rental accommodation advertised through the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Facebook page.    When speaking to Trinity News, Kershaw said: “The girl advertising it was ‘the previous tenant’. She passed on the landlord’s details and we were in contact before the […]

Error in Trinity Hall applications means students asked for incorrect word count

An error in the application form for Trinity Hall advised incoming first year students that the limit for the application was 250 characters. However, the limit was in fact 250 words, or 1800 characters.   Speaking to Trinity News, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Communications and Marketing Officer, Una Harty, stated that the application […]

€16.5m to be allocated to widen access to higher education

 The government has announced plans to allocate €16.5m in funding for new initiatives to help increase access to third level education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.   Approximately 2,000 students will directly benefit from the funding. The groups it aims to benefit include members of the Irish Traveller community, students entering college on the basis […]

Rents reach new all-time high while supply of accommodation continues to drop

  Rents have reached an all-time high while the supply of accommodation continues to drop, as students from across the country scramble to find accommodation for the upcoming college year.   A quarterly report published by property website Daft.ie has found that rents across Ireland were at an all-time high for the fifth quarter in a […]

Two Trinity students reach semi-finals of European Universities Debating Championship

Trinity students Rory O’Sullivan and Daniel Gilligan reached the semi-finals of the 2017 European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) in Tallinn, Estonia. The EUDC is one of the biggest university debating tournaments in Europe.   O’Sullivan, a Junior Sophomore English and Greek student, and Gilligan, a Senior Freshman Law and Political Science student, represented the Hist in […]

Rise in first preference applications to Trinity

Trinity has continued an upward trend in first preference applications this year, with 8,278 students placing Trinity at the top of their Central Applications Office (CAO) choice form. A total of 18,624 students applied to Trinity, which is a fifth of all CAO applicants, with 3,403 places being offered to study at the university.   […]

Looking back on the Trinity Summer Series: a review from the Pav

This year saw the introduction of the Trinity Summers Series, a set of outdoor concerts  in College Park over the course of a week in July.  In a bid to earn more funding for the “academic needs of the University”, the College partnered with MCD Productions, the concert promotion firm, to host six concerts on […]


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