Students gather outside House 1 ahead of decision on supplemental exam fees

    As a meeting of the College Board took place inside to decide on the implementation of supplemental exam, students gathered outside House 1 in Front Square to voice their anguish at the €450 proposal.   Portesting began in silence, with several dozen students sat on the steps on the house, draped in banners and […]

TCDSU loses quorum before end of final Council

The last council of Trinity College Student’s Union (TCDSU) council lost quorum before the end of the meeting as not enough class reps stayed to the end of the meeting. As a result all motions have been deferred until next council including a motion about voting mandates for TCDSU delegates at the next USI conference. […]

Damien McClean and Colm O’Halloran make speeches at USI hustings

Hustings for candidates running for Union of Students in Ireland (USI) positions were held at SU Council tonight. Two Trinity students are among the candidates for USI positions, namely current Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) Welfare Officer Damien McClean and Colm O’Halloran.   Colm O’Halloran, TCDSU Faculty Convenor Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is […]

Part-time officers elected at last SU Council of year

Part-time officers for the 2018/2019 academic year were elected this evening during Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU)’s last Council of the academic year.   Part-time officers are full-time students who work alongside sabbatical officers on specific student issues. The part-time officers and sabbatical officers together form the Union forum, an executive committee of the […]

GSU council votes to support TakeBackTrinity movement and to take “reasonable action” if demands not met

Trinity College Dublin Graduate Students Union (GSU) council passed a motion tonight to support the TakeBackTrinity movement and its demands, as well as to take reasonable action if those demands are not met.   GSU council also voted to support and protect individuals who take “reasonable action”.   Members of GSU council passed the motion — […]

Trinity alumna Sally Rooney shortlisted for world’s biggest young writer award

  Irish author and Trinity alumna Sally Rooney has been nominated for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize, the world’s biggest award for young writers, for her debut novel Conversation with Friends.   Rooney studied English Literature at Trinity and wrote for Trinity News. She was involved in the College Historical Society (the Hist) and […]

UL whistleblowers request PAC meeting after dissatisfaction with report

  Two whistleblowers, known only as B and C, have requested a meeting with the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) regarding the findings of a report on the University of Limerick (UL).   The report was commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and examined concerns relating to several practices by UL, including the mismanagement of […]

Students stage low-key protest outside Berkeley Library

Around 30 students have gathered around Sfera con Sfera, the golden ball sculpture outside the Berkeley Library, in the latest protest against the introduction of a €450 flat fee for supplemental exams.   The low-key direct action was advertised on Facebook within the last hour, promising a “very chill and relaxed” protest. Students sit around […]

Students vote for BDS mandate for TCDSU

Students have voted for Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) to support the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement against Israel and work towards its implementation in Trinity.   BDS won the support of 1287 students, representing 64.5% of the total poll of 2050. The referendum saw the highest turnout in recent years, with 2,316 students voting […]

Students vote against allowing students to opt out of TCDSU

Students voted today against changing the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) constitution to allow students to opt-out of the union in the first result of the two referenda held this week.    Out of a total poll of  2040 students, 1019 (49.96%) voted against allowing students to opt-out, while 971 (47.59%) voted in favour of the constitutional amendment. […]

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