Trinity welcomes “wind down” of fee protests and occupation

College “welcomes the decision by the Students’ Union and Graduate Students’ Union to wind down protests and the occupancy of buildings,” according to a press statement sent by Trinity Communications.   “The university’s management has undertaken to consider alternative proposals on supplemental exam fees, modular billing and postgraduate/non EU fees at the next Board meeting.” […]

Trinity students to leave Dining Hall occupation

 Photo Credit: Sarah Meehan/ Trinity News The occupation of Trinity’s Dining hall has come to an end. The 50 students who  took part decided to end after Provost Patrick Prendergast tweeted he would “seriously consider alternative proposals on supplemental  exam fees, modular billing & PG/Non-EU fees at the next Board meeting”.   A press statement […]

How to support a friend

Mental health is inarguably one of the greatest struggles of our generation. It can be particularly difficult when you know a friend is going through a tough patch. Should you ask them about their problems? Where do the boundaries lie between friendship and invading one’s personal privacy? What can you do for someone? These are […]

The Law Soc maidens final

Commencing at 7pm on Tuesday the 13th of March, the final of the McCann FitzGerald Natalie Forde Memorial Competition proved to be a fierce battle between eight of the most talented first-year debaters.   Hosted by Trinity’s Law Society and named in memory of their former auditor, who was the unfortunate victim of a car […]

Provost agrees to “seriously consider alternative proposals” following talks with GSU and TCDSU

Provost Patrick Prendergast has agreed to “seriously consider alternative proposals” to supplemental exam fees, modular billing, postgraduate and non-EU student fees in a tweet sent from his official account. This follows a meeting with the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).   Prendergast concluded his statement by saying that “Trinity […]

College responds: Students “are not locked into the Dining Hall”

  College have responded to the shutting down of the Dining Hall amid protests. In a statement, a spokesperson for College said that the students “are not locked into the Dining Hall”.   The statement said that students “can leave at any time they want, and the College is taking all steps to ensure that […]

Dining Hall locked down leaving protesters without access to bathrooms

The Dining Hall has been locked by security, where students are allowed out but not back into the Dining Hall as the Take Back Trinity occupation continues this evening. Approximately 50 students remain inside.    The Senior Common Room has been locked, so there will be no bathrooms access for students who are still occupying […]

Trinity staff instructed to screenshot and remove negative Facebook reviews

Trinity staff have been instructed in an email to screenshot and remove negative Facebook reviews published on various College related pages.   The email, sent by Sharon Campbell, Trinity’s Deputy Head of Communications, read: “There have been instances of protest by some students in relation to the new supplemental exam charge where they have been […]

TCDSU to compensate for workers pay who were disrupted by Dining Hall occupation

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) will be covering the costs of workers pay that has been disrupted by the Take Back Trinity campaign.     Last night saw students occupying the Dining Hall in the latest direct action protest against the introduction of a supplemental exam fee, with the occupation beginning at around 1pm. […]

“Take Back Trinity” resounds around Front Square at rally against fees

   Hundreds of students gathered in the latest protest against the introduction of supplemental exam fees, at rally is currently underway in Front Square.   Students gathered at the steps of the Dining Hall to listen to several speakers. Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kevin Keane opened the rally proceedings and was followed […]


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