A time for change?

Last night’s Hist debate on whether or not the two state solution between Israel and Palestine should be abandoned promised to be an intense one, and it certainly did not disappoint. After going through the usual society business, everyone settled down to listen to what was an intriguing debate.   The proposition argued that a […]

Former TCDSU President Averil Power appointed chief executive of Irish Cancer Society

Former President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), Averil Power, has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. The appointment comes after her position as chief executive of the Asthma Society of Ireland in August 2016. Power was unsuccessful in gaining a Dáil seat for Dublin Bay North in last year’s general […]

Pro-life group speaks to Trinity students after two hotels cancelled similar events last week

Two women from Unbroken Ireland, a pro-life group, spoke at an event held in Trinity on Monday. Unbroken Ireland attracted controversy last week when their posters advertising a public meeting were taken down by members of the Trinity People Before Profit group. The group was welcomed to College by an unaffiliated pro-life group of Trinity […]

New fund launched to encourage collaboration with global universities

A new fund, set to be managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) was launched last Tuesday to encourage and promote international collaboration by Irish universities.   Launching the ‘The International Academic Mobility Programme’ the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton said he was “delighted to support more strategic collaboration between Irish universities […]

Over 5,000 students march for publicly funded higher education

Over 5,000 students across Ireland are marching in Dublin today, October 4. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are calling the government and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills to deliver a timeframe for increasing investment in higher education.   The USI are looking for the government to eliminate the possibility of […]

Permission for DUGES name change not granted

  Permission was not granted tonight at a Central Societies Committee (CSC) meeting for Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES) to change its name to DU Feminist Society (DU FemSoc).   The motion stated: “DU Gender Equality Society to be permitted to change its name to DU Feminist Society (DU FemSoc)”, which was proposed by […]

Petition to impeach Ascough declared invalid

The petition to impeach University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) President Katie Ascough has been declared invalid, as it failed to comply with UCDSU constitution regulations.   1620 signatures were gathered to impeach Ascough since the beginning of the campaign, according to organiser Finn McLysaght, but the campaign team will now have to start again […]

Impeachment petition of Ascough gains total of 1620 signatures

A total of 1620 signatures were gathered calling the for the impeachment of University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) President Katie Ascough, according to Finn McLysaght, one of the approximately 20 students who organised the petition.     This figure is 466 more than the number of votes she was awarded in the UCD sabbatical […]

This week in Trinity: Marching, mental health, and much more

As the madness and excitement of both Freshers’ week and the first week of lectures passes, our lives begin to return to somewhat of a reality. However this return to the usual slog of essay deadlines and assignments can render the college week decidedly monotonous and leave us all yearning for a society event to […]

Paramedics hired for Ents events to protect students’ welfare

  Fresher’s week saw the introduction of a new safety initiative from Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). Paramedics were hired and stood in attendance at some of the week’s Ents night events and are be expected to be present at large-scale Ents events in the future.   The measure is aimed at improving student safety […]


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