Sun, surf and snow

Every year more and more societies are adding international trips to their calendars. It is easy to understand why the appeal of a well-hyped annual trip abroad can attract huge amounts of new members to the society during Freshers’ Week. Some societies have become better known for their annual trip abroad than the rest of […]

DCUSU referendum on option to leave union expected as petition gains necessary signatures

  Two petitions circulating in Dublin City University (DCU) – one calling for the option to leave Dublin City University Students Union (DCUSU) and another for a referendum on the union’s stance on abortion – have gained the necessary number of signatures for referenda to take place.   Referenda can be expected to be called […]

Three Trinity students win global prizes at Undergraduate Awards

   Three global and seven regional winners come from Trinity at this year’s Undergraduate Awards, the world’s largest academic awards programme, which received a record number of 6,432 submissions this year.   Trinity was the only Irish college to receive global awards at this year’s ceremony. In addition, 47 Trinity students were given the distinction […]

Dolphin ice sculpture part of CIT’s expenses for president’s retirement party

  A retirement party for former president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Dr Brendan Murphy cost €13,000 of taxpayer money. Included in the spending for the party was a dolphin ice sculpture.   The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) heard from Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry that the spending was approved by Dr Murphy before […]

Trinity ranked 131st globally for graduate employability

  Trinity has climbed three places to 131st in a new global employability ranking, the Global University Employability Survey, published by Times Higher Education (THE). The survey  ranked universities based on the employability of their graduates according to both national and international companies.   2500 employers from 22 different countries including the the United Kingdom […]

Trinity replaces diesel-powered gardening equipment with fuel-free alternatives

   Trinity has replaced all its diesel-powered gardening equipment with solar-powered and soundless machines. College’s gardeners are now using the new equipment across campus.   Trinity gardeners will use the fuel-free gardening equipment throughout the College including the Rose Garden, Provost’s Garden, and in College Park and its pitches. Additional sites also include the ten […]

Up to 25,000 young people in Dublin City may not be registered to vote

Up to almost 25,000 young people in Dublin City may not be on the electoral register within days of the voter registration deadline, which is November 25, estimates the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI).   When including the rest of Dublin county, the number of potentially unregistered young people reaches over 50,500, according to […]

Community-based sustainability strategy launched in NUI Galway

  National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) have officially launched its community- based sustainability strategy. The strategy outlines 20 measure the university plans to undertake to ensure their campus is more environmentally-friendly, as well as to promote sustainability research.   Among the proposed measures, the college aims to reduce their total energy consumption by 33% […]

Direct Provision resident says Direct Provision is “meant to distract and disable you” at boycott Aramark launch

  The student group Aramark off our Campus launched a campaign to boycott Aramark the Westland eats caterer tonight in the Robert Emmet theatre. Ellie Kisyombe, member of the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI), Lassane Ouedraogo, the Chair of the Africa Centre and Lloyd Sibanda, a resident of a Direct Provision centre and […]

€6.3 million allocated to support technological universities

 Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has announced the allocation of €6.3 million towards the development of bodies seeking to progress to the level of technological universities.   O’Connor said that the funding will contribute to projects which “will build national capacity, improve teaching and learning, the student experience, build skills supply and further […]


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