JoLT returns home to launch in Long Room Hub

How many academics does it take to open a bottle of prosecco?   Attendees at tonight’s launch of Journal of Literary Translation’s (JoLT) newest volume will know the answer to this question as one unopened bottle was passed around the room with the cork defeating most.    But obstinate corks aside, the launch of the […]

DCU students gather for sleep-out in protest of accommodation price hike

  Dublin City University (DCU) students are planning to sleep outside the Shanowen Square purpose-built student accommodation complex tonight for their second protest of a 27% rent increase introduced there, as well as a price hike of 23.5% at Shanowen Halls.   The Shanowen Shakedown campaign’s decision to hold a sleep-out was taken due to […]

Hudson Taylor added to Trinity Ball lineup

Hudson Taylor will join George Ezra, Hannah Wants and Circa Waves at Trinity Ball this Friday.   The folk duo, comprised of Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor, will return to the ball having played the main stage in 2013 before Imagine Dragons.   Folk fans will be happy to see the Dublin-born brothers join Sinead Harnett, […]

Provost announces supplemental exam fees to be reintroduced

Provost Patrick Prendergast has announced that supplemental fees will be re-introduced at a new reduced cost of €449.99.   Prendergast, in an effort to avoid another PR disaster, avoided the media scrutiny this morning, instead choosing to relax in his penthouse before jetting off this evening to a far-flung corner of the world on an […]

Barry Murphy re-elected as UCDSU President

Photo from The University Observer Barry Murphy, the former University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) campaigns and communications officer who took over from Katie Ascough after her impeachment, has been re-elected as UCDSU’s president.   Murphy won on the 6th count with 1,566 votes defeating Ryan Oakes who came second with 1,452  votes and Breifne O’Brien who came third with 1,112 votes.   In […]

TCDSU lends support to DCU accommodation protests

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has lent its “solidarity and support” to the Dublin City University (DCU) students protesting up to 27% increases in student accommodation rental costs, in a letter published on the SU’s Facebook page.   The open letter follows a protest at Shanowen Square, a purpose-built student accommodation complex adjacent to […]

USI calls on government to compensate student teachers on work placement

  The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is calling for student teachers to receive an hourly rate of pay to cover costs while on work placement.   The USI has released a report today detailing the financial expenses accrued by student teachers while working on placements. The report details that the average cost of work placement […]

DCU students protest 27% increase in student accommodation rent

Dublin City University (DCU) students were protesting rental increases of purpose-built student accommodation in the Glasnevin area today, joined by several Trinity students.    Shanowen Square, adjacent to the DCU Glasnevin campus, have increased their rent for next year by 27%. Students can stay in the accommodation complex for eight months, from September 10 to […]

DIT staff and students to vote on name of first Irish technological university

The staff and students of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght will be given the opportunity to vote in the naming process of what will soon become Ireland’s first technological university.   The three colleges, which together formed a consortium in 2012, operating under the name TU4Dublin, are now planning to […]

Trinity decides against supplemental exam fees

  The College Board has decided to reverse their decision on the implementation of supplemental exam fees, Provost Patrick Prendergast announced on Twitter this afternoon.   Prendergast wrote that “the Board has accepted the students’ proposals on modular billing and fees for supplemental repeat examinations, as well as new proposals for PG/Non-EU” followed by the […]


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