Ireland’s first Technological University approved for January launch

The application for Technological University status from the TU4Dublin consortium has been officially approved by Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton, establishing Ireland’s first Technological University.   The new Technological University is to be named Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). It is set to launch in January 2019, when its constituent Institutes of Technology […]

UL Students’ Union rebrands itself as UL Student Life

University of Limerick Students’ Union (ULSU) has rebranded itself as UL Student Life, according to an announcement on Facebook yesterday. UL Student Life is to use the new slogan “belong to the pack”. This rebranding also removes “Wolfie” as the SU mascot, leaving him as the symbol of the university’s clubs and societies.   The […]

Affordability concerns spark review of Dublin housing strategy

Affordable housing supply in Dublin is persistently “inadequate and imbalanced”, leading Dublin City Council to review its strategy for the development of social and private homes in the capital.   A new report published by Dublin City Council has found that housing supply relies heavily on Dublin’s private rental sector. While the supply of social […]

Pedestrian gate near Trinity Business School to close for five months

The laneway and pedestrian gate at 189 Pearse Street is to close for five months from July 23. The closure, which is set to last until December 17, is due to construction on the new Trinity Business School.   Estates and Facilities announced the temporary closure this morning in an email to staff and students. […]

Orange Order seeking to resurrect a lodge in Trinity

The Orange Order, a Protestant fraternal organisation committed to British unionism and Ulster loyalism, is planning to resurrect a lodge in Trinity. The plan has recently been approved by the organisation’s headquarters.   The official Trinity lodge closed in 1966 due to a lack of membership. The decision to reopen it follows indications that up […]

Lynch appoints Ciaran Sunderland as Deputy Editor of Trinity News

Niamh Lynch, the Editor of Trinity News, has announced the appointment of the editorial staff for the 2018/19 academic year, with Ciaran Sunderland taking over as Deputy Editor.   Sunderland, a fourth year History student, served as Investigations Editor last year. During that time, he broke pivotal stories during the Take Back Trinity campaign, such […]

Potential well discovered in Library Square

A possible well was discovered yesterday in Trinity’s Library Square, to the delight of those concerned about ongoing drought conditions.   Provost Patrick Prendergast took to Twitter to announce the news. Prendergast tweeted: “Culvert and possible well discovered today in Library Square @tcdDublin. We can now use it to water the tree which is dying […]

90% of at-risk youths in Trinity’s Career LEAP programme remain in employment or education two years after programme

90% of at-risk young adults who participate in the Career LEAP programme, which was developed by education experts in Trinity, remain in full employment or formal education two years after completion, finds report.   The Career LEAP programme sees double the number of participants in employment or education two years after completion than the international […]

Over 5,000 student bed spaces to be provided by end of 2018

A National Student Accommodation Strategy progress report released today has stated that 5,423 purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) spaces will be completed by the end of 2018. The report was released today by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Housing and […]

Trinity students celebrate as Ireland divests from fossil fuels

Trinity students are celebrating the Dáil’s decision today to divest from fossil fuels, making Ireland the first country in the world to take the step.   Dáil members voted in favour of the Fossil Fuel Divestment bill this afternoon, which bans the government’s Strategic Investment Fund from investing in fossil fuels. The bill , which […]

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