UCD announces new Giant’s Causeway inspired building

University College Dublin (UCD) have announced the winning Giant’s Causeway inspired design for their new creative design centre.   The €48 million building is set to occupy 8,000 sq m of land where a new entrance will be created beside the N11/ Stillorgan dual carriageway.  The design aims to fix the issue of UCD’s arrival […]

70% of women experience sexual hostility in college, report finds

A report on sexual consent among third level students released today finds that 70% of women have experienced sexual hostility or crude gender harassment by their third year of college, while over half of third year women students reported having been treated differently because of their sex at some point in their college experience.   […]

Amidst housing crisis, USI calls on homeowners to open up rooms to students

The Union of Students Ireland (USI) is urging homeowners across Ireland to open their spare rooms as student accommodation.   USI President Siona Cahill, speaking about USI’s “Homes for Study” initiative, explained that homeowners can avail of the website homes.usi.ie to sign up to use their spare room as digs. “Using homes.usi.ie is a win-win […]

NUIG Students’ Union case against accommodation provider to be heard today

The National University of Ireland Galway Students’ Union (NUIGSU) is taking a case against student accommodation provider Cúirt na Coiribe today over a hike in rent costs.   The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) offered their support to NUIGSU ahead of the hearing, highlighting its belief that student accommodation should be subject to the […]

Trinity PhD student Sinéad Burke announced as new British Vogue Contributing Editor

Activist and Trinity PhD student Sinéad Burke has announced her new role as a Contributing Editor for British Vogue. Burke, who is a qualified primary school teacher, was named one of Vogue UK’s 25 most influential women last month alongside Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney.   Burke tweeted that she was “very, very proud” of […]

Trinity Finance team nominated at British Accountancy awards

Trinity’s Financial Services Division (FSD) have been shortlisted for best finance team of the year at the British Accountancy Awards (BAA). They are contesting the category alongside Capital One, AgDevCo, Paddy Power Betfair, Smart DCC Limited, University of Edinburgh and Woldmarsh Producers Ltd.   Trinity recently won the Irish Accountancy Award for best finance team […]

Government launch new €5m Higher Education Innovation and Transformation Fund

  The government have launched a €5m Higher Education Innovation and Transformation Fund. The announcement was made yesterday by the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton, and the Minister for State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor.   The fund is an addition to the €100m which the government have have been investing in […]

Trinity launches eighth annual Samuel Beckett Summer School

Trinity has launched its eighth annual Samuel Beckett Summer School, hosted by the School of English and the School of Creative Arts. This year’s theme is Beckett’s relationship with disability and how he portrays it in his work.   The Summer School aims to share the latest research on the world-renowned writer and his work […]

Trinity Professor elected to Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

Trinity Professor Padraig Carmody, Head of the Geography department, has been elected to the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences in Belgium.   Carmody was elected to the Academy on the basis of his research, which focuses on the political economy of globalization in Africa. Speaking to Trinity News, he announced that as a member, he […]

USI President Síona Cahill speaks to Planned Parenthood

President of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Síona Cahill, also a member of the Irish Family Planning Association board, spoke at Planned Parenthood’s “Power of Pink” conference in Detroit this weekend. In her speech, Cahill spoke about the history of Irish abortion laws and the repeal of the eighth amendment.   In addition […]


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