Day 2 of Jailbreak sees teams race to Italy and meet €50,000 target

The second and final day of Jailbreak has kicked off, and the Jailbreak goal of €50,000 has just been reached.   A donation of €100 to Team 51 (Philip  agus Thomas, TCD) at around 1:40pm brought their amount to €1,865, and lifted the overall amount raised by Jailbreak past the €50,000 mark. Fundraising leaders Team […]

Jailbreak teams raise €46,929 during first 12 hours of race

Following an eventful 12 hours, Jailbreak HQ has released the third clue of the race, bringing the 166 teams one step closer to “Destination X”.   The clue read: “Most of you have left the Emerald Isle, Whilst many are outside Dublin, but only just by a mile. More coordinates released, to cities and countries […]

Sisters are doing it for themselves

The Vagina Monologues was a profound and intriguing experience which I will undoubtedly remember for the rest of my life. Directed by Saoirse Anton and Aine Palmer each monologue was witty with a serious message performed by a passionate group of eight women. Every woman left the room feeling taller and for that they deserve […]

More than 166 students race around the world for Jailbreak

Today 166 third level students are taking part in the iconic Jailbreak race. The competition started this morning at 9am from Collins Barracks, Dublin. In teams of two, the students have 36 hours to travel to a mystery location somewhere in the world without spending any of their own money. Throughout the competition, the students […]

Trinity professor elected Advisor to the Director of European Space Agency

Peter Gallagher, a Trinity Astrophysics Professor, has been elected as the Advisor to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency (ESA). Along with eleven other members of the Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC), Professor Gallagher will execute a number of missions under the ESA “Cosmic Vision 2015-2025” plan.   The agenda of the […]

UCD overtakes Trinity in QS University subject rankings

Trinity’s ranking has fallen in every single category this year in new subject rankings released by QS World University Rankings. The total number of Trinity subjects ranking in the top 100 in the world has decreased from 16 to 2 since last year, with Nursing in 36th place and English language and literature in 51st. […]

Non-academic staff vote to strike

SIPTU members of non-academic staff have voted to strike, having been balloted over the last two weeks. Out of a total valid poll of 551 votes, 395 voted in favour of strike action with 148 votes against. A second ballot on general industrial action, with a valid poll of 545 votes, passed with 489 votes in […]

A Student Filmmaker’s Paradise: DU Film Festival

This week saw Trinity’s inaugural student film festival, DU Film Festival (DUFF), fully embracing their slogan of ‘by students, for students’. Ran in and around Trinity campus by DU Film Society, it was the first festival of it’s kind and offered students from all around Dublin and the country a unique and rare opportunity.   […]

Women in the workplace

  International Women’s Week continued with its slogan #BeBoldForChange with an event co-hosted by two individual students, Aislinn Brennan and Estelle Reeves Long, breaking the trend of a society-dominated week. More of an informal panel discussion in comparison to other events, three female speakers discussed their own experiences of being “Women in the Workplace”.   […]

Trinity research takes step towards production of quantum computers

Research led by Trinity Physics Professor, Stefano Sanvito, has made progress in the development of molecular magnets. The progress is a step towards the production of quantum computers. The physicists on the project are working towards storing data on dimensions as small as 1 nanometer.   The research is underway in the Advanced Materials and […]

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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