RAG Week 2018 raises a record €34,070

Trinity’s Raise and Give (RAG) Week, held this February, was the most successful in the event’s history, raising a total of €34,070. The figure, which broke the previous record set in 2016 by over €7,000, will be used to fund multiple Trinity-based charities.   An estimated 2,000 students contributed to the RAG Week collection, with […]

“No interest in honouring the democratic mandate”: Trinity students protest graphic anti-abortion imagery

Trinity students took to the streets today to cover graphic anti-abortion imagery on College Green. The imagery, displayed by the anti-abortion group Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform (ICBR), contained graphic depictions of foetuses.   Students and activists held banners in front of the ICBR’s imagery in order to block the graphic images. The banners displayed […]

The University of Limerick will be a tobacco-free campus from this Friday

The University of Limerick (UL) has announced that smoking and vaping will be banned on all campus locations from Friday, June 1st. The ban covers electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, and electronic pipes, and any other delivery systems intended to simulate smoking, irrespective of whether they contain nicotine or not.   Alongside the main campus, the […]

Dermot McAleese Teaching Award presented to four teaching assistants

  The Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards were given to four teaching assistants from Trinity’s School of Social Sciences and Philosophy on Monday. The awards recognised outstanding commitment to teaching and learning in College.   The awardees were Stefan Müller of the Political Science department, Sara Singleton of the Sociology department, Stefano Ceolotto of the Economics […]

New legislation under Sinn Féin bill targets student rent increases

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has offered its support for a Sinn Féin bill that will expand the Residential Tenancies Act to provide full protection for students engaged in licenses with student-specific accommodation services. Backing for the new legislation follows protests from the Dublin City University Students’ Union (DCUSU) and the National University […]

Emotional response from Trinity students following Yes vote in referendum

The referendum to repeal the Eighth amendment has passed with a 66.4% Yes vote.  The result was met with an outpour of emotion from pro-choice students and activists who gathered in the Graduates’ Memorial Building (GMB) on Saturday to follow the ballot count.   Trinity students engaged in canvassing across Dublin during the lead-up to the […]

Stakeholders in education meet today to discuss the role of religion in Irish schools

Trinity’s Department of Sociology is hosting a conference today on the role and place of religion in Irish primary schools in the 21st century. The conference will bring together stakeholders in Irish education to discuss the current position of religion in education and provide policy-oriented solutions.   Representatives from all prominent types of Irish primary […]

Trinity receives €25 million donation to fund flagship E3 institute

  Trinity has today announced its plans to develop a €60 million E3 Institute in Engineering, Energy and Environment, which will be funded by a major philanthropic donation.The €25 million donation made by the Naughton Foundation is the single largest private philanthropic donation in the history of the state. This will provide for over half of […]

Trinity recognises student athletes at Clontarf Castle

Photo by Ciaran Sunderland Trinity Sport awarded Sportsperson of the Year to Michael Silvester at an awards ceremony in Clontarf Castle on Tuesday night. The annual event celebrates the achievements and volunteers of Trinity Sport. The black-tie event was held off campus for the first time this year. Silvester’s performances with Dublin University Football Club […]

Trinity Human Rights and Religions summer school announces UN speakers

The Trinity Human Rights and Religions summer school has announced that two speakers from the United Nations (UN) will take part in the five day event from June 25 – 29. Dr Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Ms Anastasia Crickley, current chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination […]

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