Clicking fingers for LitSoc Slam

In anticipation of the Inter-Varsity PoetrySlam that will take place for the fourth time next spring with the support of Poetry Ireland, Trinity Literary Society hosted its own liveslam at Players Theatre last Tuesday evening. The aim was to facilitate entries in the I-V Poetry Slam.   Audio, video and text submissions are opened until […]

Burkean Journal to expand to UCD and DCU

The conservative publication The Burkean Journal is to expand to University College Dublin (UCD) and Dublin City University (DCU), in a report by the University Observer. Founded in Trinity, the magazine intends to expand to “all Irish universities”.   The conservative publication was launched in September 2017 and has covered both Trinity, national and international […]

Trinity students protest for Repeal

A number of Trinity students have gathered outside the gates of the Dáil this evening. Politicians are currently debating a repeal of the eighth amendment, with the upcoming referendum occurring later in 2018.   While the debate is occuring within the Dáil, video footage of proceedings inside the Dáil chamber is being projected onto the […]

Trinity Science Gallery director appointed head of National Museum of Ireland

Trinity Science Gallery Director Lynn Scarff has been appointed as the new Director of the National Museum of Ireland. She will take up this position in May 2018.     Congratulating Scarff on her new role, Vice Provost of College, Chris Morash said: “Lynn has been an important part of that success story where she […]

TCD Strike 4 Repeal launch stunts across campus

  Trinity’s Strike 4 Repeal campaign group held several stunts around campus this morning in advance of this evening’s assembly outside the Dail at 5pm.   Shortly before 9am, the group dropped a banner out the windows of Regent House. The banner was only held for several minutes.   At midday, the campaign team held similar […]

Giddy goats on campus

Tuesday afternoon saw the arrival of a llama, goats, rabbits, and other furry creatures to Trinity, hosted by the DU AgSoc’s petting farm. For an entry fee of €2 joyous students were invited to pet, hold, and take selfies with the animals on the Chemistry Lawn, right behind the Pav.   “Animals can offer therapeutic […]

IFUT calls government to combat higher education funding crisis

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has requested the government to construct an inclusive plan for the improvement of third level education. In a statement, the IFUT criticised the announcement made by Minister for Education Richard Bruton that financial penalties would be incurred by institutions for the filing of late accounts, or giving misleading […]

Government model to grant STEM courses more funding

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor released both the review for the Allocation Model for Funding Higher Education Institutions and the Higher Education System Performance Framework for 2018-2020 yesterday, January 16.   The framework states the government’s ambition to become the best higher education system in […]

The life of a student insomniac

It is 4am as I am writing this. Most people have drifted into a sweet slumber but being a nocturnal creature means I am wide-eyed and very much awake. For most people, when they hear the word insomnia they think of the popular coffee chain, but for me it is something I struggle with nearly […]

Strike 4 Repeal assembling outside Leinster House during Dáil debate

  Strike 4 Repeal are organising a large gathering outside Leinster House during the Dáil’s debate on the report of the Oireachtas Committee on the eighth amendment tomorrow.   The pro-choice assembly will live stream the first day of the debate for those gathered outside the gates. The description of the Facebook event emphasised that […]


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