Students block Front entrance and Book of Kells in protest

Students are currently blocking the entrances of the Book of Kells and Front Arch, as well as chanting at the Nassau Street entrance, protesting the implementation of a €450 flat fee on supplemental exams.   Joined by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) representatives, including Education Officer Alice MacPherson and Disabilities Officer Laura Beston, students […]

Outreach, access and community on the agenda for GSU Vice Presidential candidate Jamie Farrell

     Jamie Farrell is studying an LLM in Law and is a candidate for the Graduate Student’s Union (GSU) Vice President position. Sitting down with Trinity News, Farrell speaks about his aims for the role and direction of the GSU.   The first topic raised is Farrell’s plans for an outreach week. Although in the […]

“Mental Health initiative of paramount importance”: interview with GSU Vice President candidate Gogoal Falia

Dr. Gogoal Falia, a medical doctor from India and an Master of Business Administration (MBA) candidate at Trinity, is one of two candidates running to be Vice-President of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) for the 2018/19 academic year. In an interview with Trinity News he discusses his plans for the GSU.   Falia began his […]

“Postgraduates have been a cash cow for the college”: Interview with GSU Presidential candidate Oisin Vince Coulter

As Chair of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), former Treasurer of the Trinity Publications committee, and former Editor of Trinity News, Oisín Vince Coulter draws on his varied experience within College in his bid for the presidency of the GSU. The sole candidate for the position sat down with Trinity News to outline his plans […]

Trinity students join march for repeal of eighth amendment

Trinity students joined a several thousand-strong crowd in the city centre today for the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment’s Votes for Repeal march, which coincided with International Women’s Day.   The Union of Students in Ireland (USI), as part of its Students for Choice campaign, gathered a student bloc at Front Square at 4:30pm, […]

Cabinet unanimously approves eighth amendment referendum bill

  The bill that will allow for the holding of a referendum on the eighth amendment was passed unanimously at a special Cabinet meeting this morning.   Minister for Health Simon Harris plans to introduce the Referendum Bill into the Dáil this evening or Friday for debate. The date has not been announced, nor has the […]

Trinity celebrates International Women’s Week with a variety of events celebrating the plight of women worldwide

College has hosted a public discussion in celebration of 100 years of women’s suffrage as part of International Women’s Week. The event was organised in partnership with the Institute of Irish Studies in Liverpool University.   An online exhibition has also been launched in the Trinity Library website chronicling Irish women’s fight for the right to […]

Senator Lynn Ruane says introduction of supplemental fees will cause “detrimental impact” to student retention

Senator and former Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President, Lynn Ruane, said that she opposes the decision of College Board to introduce a €450 flat rate for supplemental exams and that she “completely” supports the “Take Back Trinity” campaign.     In correspondence with Trinity News, Ruane said that “students have had to bear […]

After 11 years, Dáil finally passes UN disability rights convention

Ireland is the final country in the EU to pass the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) having been approved for ratification by the Dáil this evening.   CRPD will protect disabled people in Ireland against discrimination under the law. Without it, universities and businesses cannot be held legally […]

Trinity Literary Society win three categories at annual CSC awards

Trinity Literary Society won Best Medium Society, Best Society Publication, and Best Event at tonight’s Central Societies Committee (CSC) awards held in the Clontarf Castle Hotel.   Trinity VDP claimed best overall society. They also won Best Large Society over fellow nominees An Cumann Gaelach, DU Players, TCD Law Soc and the College Historical Society (The Hist).   The […]


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