New government proposal targets essays for sale

Firms that provide written-to-order essays for third-level students could face prosecution under new law. The law is being introduced in response to websites that allow students to bypass plagiarism-detection systems. Announced by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, the draft law will make it an offence to provide or advertise “cheating services” which give […]

Several universities resist declaring tens of millions in accounts

Several Irish universities have resisted declaring tens of millions of euro in private trusts and foundations in their accounts, according to the Irish Times.   An audit of Irish university accounts has also revealed that many universities have failed to comply with procedural rules, while a range of governance issues within Irish universities has also […]

Trinity invests almost €700,000 in military contractors and cigarette producers

The Sunday Independent has reported that Trinity has invested nearly €350,000 in Europe’s largest military contractor, in addition to €323,387 invested in one of the world’s largest cigarette producers, Altria Group, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes.   Other companies in which Trinity has a stake include McDonald’s, Starbucks, Ryanair, Tiffany jewellers, Time Warner, Paddy Power […]

Trinity alumnus Fr John Sullivan SJ beatified

Fr John Sullivan SJ, was beatified today, in Gardiner Street Church, in the first ever beatification ceremony to take place in the Island.   Fr Sullivan is the first Trinity graduate to be beatified, one of the two highest posthumous honours that the Catholic Church can confer upon a person, and one that puts him […]

Number of British students applying to Irish colleges drops by 10%

The number of British students applying to Irish universities has fallen by 10% in 2016, according to The Irish Times. The decrease is in response to a potential rise in fees following the Brexit vote, as British students may be charged international student rates.   Similarly, the number of Irish students applying to UK third […]

Trinity to build a technology campus at Grand Canal Dock

Trinity are to build a technology-centered campus at Grand Canal Dock, according to The Irish Times. The first phase of the construction will cost €250 million and is part of a €1 billion plan to develop the district.   Trinity has obtained 100,000 sq m in Grand Canal Dock and plans to relocate much of […]

Trinity’s Cumann Gaelach wins top national prize for fifth time in six years

Trinity’s Irish language society, An Cumann Gaelach, has won the Glór na nGael national competition for best Irish language student society for the fifth time, having previously won first prize in 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2016. President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, presented the award to representatives of the society on April 22. […]

Madhav Bhargav elected GSU Vice-President

Madhav Bhargav has been elected Vice-President of Trinity College Dublin Graduate’s Student Union (GSU).   The total valid poll was 502, with Bhargav receiving 288 votes on the second count which amounted to 48.2% of the total. Laura Matthews received 28.9%, while Shonottra Kumar received 22.9% of the total.   Trinity News spoke to the […]

Shane Collins re-elected GSU President

Shane Collins has been re-elected President of Trinity College Dublin Graduate’s Student Union (GSU).   The total valid poll was 525 with Collins receiving 326 votes, amounting to 62.09% of the total. The other candidate, Sibeal Conway, received 199 votes, amounting to 22.67% of the total.   Trinity News spoke to the presidential candidates before the […]

Your guide to the GSU Presidential candidates

There are two candidates for president in this year’s Graduate Student Union (GSU) election; the current president Shane Collins and Business Mangement student Sibeal Conway. Voting opened today, Wednesday 26 April and will continue until 4pm this Friday. Shane Collins Shane Collins is the current president of the Graduate Students Union and is running for a […]

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