UL votes to support a united Ireland

The University of Limerick Students’ Union (ULSU) has voted to support a stance in favour of a united Ireland. The results were announced today, April 19. With a turnout of 2,166 students, 77.05% students voted in favour of the motion. ULSU are now mandated to lobby the Irish government to hold a referendum on the […]

University Times implicated in doping scandal following annual football match

The University Times has been involved in a widespread doping scandal, sources have revealed. At least 20 members of the SU newsletter are believed to have been involved, in a secret report compiled by the SU itself.   The revelation comes after the UT ended their humiliating six-year submission to Ireland’s oldest and most successful […]

Israeli embassy sent letter pressuring TCDSU over boycott motion

The Israeli embassy in Ireland sent a letter to the current Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty warning against passing a recent motion concerning Israel at the most recent TCDSU Council.   The letter, seen by Trinity News, was sent by the Deputy Israeli Ambassador Orli Weitzman the day before the most […]

55 new scholars, 10 fellows and 1 honorary fellow announced today by Provost

55 new scholars were announced today by Provost Patrick Prendergast on the steps of the Examination Hall as part of the Trinity Monday celebrations. The names of 10 fellows and 1 honorary fellow were also read out in the announcement. Prendergast was surrounded by other members of the College Board, dressed in traditional gowns, when […]

TCDSU President-elect Kevin Keane in controversy after speaking against Israel boycott

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President-elect Kevin Keane has broken a pledge he made during the sabbatical officer election campaign to advocate for an economic and academic boycott of Israel in Trinity. On February 16, following the joint Trinity News and University Times media hustings, Keane pledged his support “for non-violent boycott, divestment and […]

The misadventures of first-time attendees of Trinity Ball

It is no mean feat for every stereotype of middle-class students to be fulfilled in one night. Love it or hate it, this private black-tie event held on campus is part and parcel of the spirit of Trinity.   Criticism tends to centre on the lineup, and then on the price. Granted, it’s hard to […]

Brexit, Theresa May, and Ireland’s borders: Nick Clegg speaks to the Hist

Former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats party, Nick Clegg , visited the Hist today, April 5, where he was awarded the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Discourse. This award is presented to those who are deemed to have particularly promoted discourse in the international sphere. The previous UK Deputy Prime Minister was the last […]

Trinity professor Sarah Alyn-Stacey named a Knight of France’s National Order of Merit

Associate Professor in French, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarah Alyn-Stacey, has been named a Knight of the National Order of Merit by French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault at a special ceremony that took place in Trinity.   Speaking at the ceremony, Alyn-Stacey said: “This is a great honour for me, for Trinity’s Department of French, […]

HEA spends €75,000 probing University of Limerick’s handling of whistleblowers

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has spent over €75,000 so far examining how the University of Limerick (UL) handled three whistleblowers who spoke out against irregular financial practices and consequent industrial relations problems.   HEA officials told the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the report it commissioned to deal with the claims cost €69,000. […]

TCDSU Council votes against motion to boycott Israel

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) voted tonight against a motion which called for a “college wide boycott of the state of Israel”, to create a “student led Palestinian solidarity campaign” and to lobby for “the divestment of university funds from Israel”.   The motion also called for affiliation with the global Boycott, Divestment and […]

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Sarah Morel
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Daniel Tatlow

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Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan