GSU Council passes motions supporting UNCRPD and trade unions

Trinity College Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has passed a number of motions at their most recent Council. One of these motions is to support the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).   The motion was proposed by Ciarán O’Rourke, a PhD student from the English Department. It was […]

A bookworm’s guide to Dublin’s literary havens

  On Wednesday February 15, the Literary Society gathered with members and book enthusiasts alike at the front of  House 6 to begin their tour of bookshops and literary hubs in Dublin.  In good spirit, we left campus for the first stop on the route, Hodges Figgis. Stopping at the gates, members were entertained with […]

UCDSU to hold referendum on united Ireland stance

University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) is to hold a referendum on whether the union should adopt a stance in favour of Irish unity. The decision came in the same week as a motion was passed at a Council meeting of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) to hold a preferendum on the same issue.   […]

UCD cancels sexual consent classes after just 20 students attend

University College Dublin (UCD) has cancelled its sexual consent classes after just 20 students attend. The classes were run by the UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) during their second term last year and first term this year costing UCDSU €1,800 to cancel.   UCDSU Welfare Officer Róisín O’Mara said: “It’s a hot topic at the moment,” […]

CSC issues warning about use of societies’ Twitter accounts in SU elections

The Central Societies Committee (CSC) has issued an email warning to societies about using social media relating to the societies to engage in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical elections.   The email, seen by Trinity News, read: “It has been brought to the attention of the CSC that society Twitter accounts have been […]

TCDSU president Kieran McNulty no longer running for USI

TCDSU President Kieran McNulty has announced that he will not be running for the Union of Student’s Ireland (USI) Vice President of Campaigns position.   .  In an email sent to Trinity News, McNulty stated that his decision not to run was based on the USI campaign interfering with his current work within the SU: “Running […]

The Glass Wall in Trinity

An engaging installation popped up early this afternoon near the cricket pitch on College’s campus. Students might have been surprised to encounter a colourful cling film wall stretched between two trees, and some may have even contributed to the messages being written on this wall, relating to solidarity with refugees. Trinity Life decided to investigate […]

The Phil Debate: Trinity vs Yale

Thursday evening, February 17, saw the GMB come alive with the witty discourse of a TCD vs Yale debate, jointly hosted by The Phil and the Student Economic Review. The motion put forward for the evening was, “This House Believes That Globalisation is Doomed”, with the Trinity team proposing.   Chair Adjudicator was radio and […]

Four candidates sanctioned by the Electoral Commission today

Four candidates in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical elections have been sanctioned by the Electoral Commission (EC) in a meeting today. The candidates involved are; Damien McClean, running for Welfare Officer; Úna Harty, running in the Communications and Marketing race as well as Bryan Mallon and Kevin Keane, who are both running […]

An Arts perspective: What is a quantum vacuum?

Last night I tagged along to DU Physoc’s ‘Quantum Vacuum’ talk, delivered by Professor Emeritus Michael Fry of Trinity’s School of Maths. As well as being a lecturer, Professor Fry is an active researcher and a reviewer for Physical Review. He was there to discuss how our current idea of a vacuum simply isn’t true: […]

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Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

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Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan