Looking Back: What I did with my four euro

Rebecca Lalor on her involvement with Trinity’s VDP: “On choosing a Trinity society that has both challenged and thrilled me, it is hard to not mention VDP. Wandering through Freshers stalls that sunny day, I was lured to sign up to countless stands. The futility of it all only struck in later days.   The […]

Science and the pursuit of knowledge

What has been pivotal in both the arts and the sciences even before they were formally instituted as separate branches of study has been the underlying curiosity of human beings, who like you and me, had the innate desire to further understand the world around them. Within the sciences, appreciation for this core principle has […]

Trinity Professor Luke O’Neill wins award for inflammation and immunity research

Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry in Trinity’s School of Biochemistry and immunology, has won the 2018 Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for his research on the role of innate immunity in the host immune response.   The International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) will also honour joint-recipient Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti with the award, which is the highest honour […]

400 NUIG students demonstrate against €1,000 rental increase

Approximately 400 National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) students protested today against rental increases by private student accommodation provider Cúirt na Coiribe, according to NUIGSU, which took place during the second week of NUIG’s exam period.   The €1,000 extra charge will be an increase of 18% for a nine month lease compared to this […]

Plastic cups to be phased out of Buttery this summer

Plastic cups will be phased out of the Buttery this summer after voters on a OneStepCloser.ie poll decided to prioritise their removal in response to a question on area of plastic removal should be tackled first.   The campaign asked voters to decide which of the following to prioritise as part of a two-year plan to […]

Looking back: The key voices heard in Trinity this year

Eight months after Freshers Week, the daunting experience of walking into Front Square to be met by an array of colour and a sea of new faces is a memory that many first years share. On shaky legs we delved into the crowds of our first society fair, our pockets slowly becoming emptier and emptier […]

What makes a Law Soc auditor?

Law Soc is a well known society on campus, running some of the biggest social events such as the Galway getaway, Law Ball, the annual Maples Law Ball and the European getaway. Despite being a society focused on a specific course, it boasts a membership that stretches across campus. With sponsorship from some of Ireland’s […]

Almost 1,000 voters registered through TCDSU voter drive

981 voters were registered today as part of a Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) voter registration drive today in the Arts Building and the Hamilton.   Voters were registered in the Arts Building between 1pm-2:30pm and the Hamilton between 2:30pm-4pm. The drive happened in the light of recent news that 150,000 young people are not registered […]

TCDSU launches #RingTheLads repeal campaign

  Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) launched its #RingTheLads campaign, which urges students to talk to their male friends to urge them to vote for repeal in the upcoming referendum on the eighth amendment.   The campaign’s main promotional material is a video, which depicts young men ringing their male friends and male relatives […]

USI “cautiously” welcomes delay on decision to implement student loans

The Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) has “cautiously” welcomed a comment made by Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who said that her department have no plans to implement a student loan system as yet. This follows the announcement made by Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, that the government will delay producing costings of the options for higher education […]


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