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 […]

Take Back Trinity movement appoints summer committee

The Take Back Trinity movement elected a committee of 21 students today to manage the running of the group over the summer in the Uí Chadhain Theatre in the Arts Building.   Before the election, much of the discussion was centred on the structure and nature of the committee. Graduate Students Union (GSU) president Shane […]

DCU students stage demonstration at Dáil over rent increases

Dublin City University (DCU) students protested increased accommodation costs outside Dáil Eireann this afternoon, as part of the Shanowen Shakedown campaign. The protest took place as Teachta Dala (TDs) sat for the first time after the Easter recess.   The DCU students were joined by several Take Back Trinity campaigners, creating a crowd of approximately […]

Contributing to a bloody great cause

Do you want to do something to help those who are less fortunate? Are you too broke to give money and have no time to volunteer? Then you should seriously consider donating blood. Giving blood is an easy, safe, and cheap way to give something back to society, and you will almost definitely save a […]

A mindful brunch

To begin the first week of study season, the newly established DU Vegan Society teamed up with DU Meditation for a calming event. On the first Monday, after the academic term ended, the societies hosted a lunch and meditation session in the Hist Conversation Room in the GMB.     The event was also a […]

Trinitones’ Trinity Ball warm up goes viral

  The Trinitones’ cover of “Budapest” by George Ezra has gone viral. The Facebook livestream video broadcast before Trinity Ball has been viewed over 63,000 times at the time of reporting.   The all-male acapella music group’s rendition of Budapest, arranged by Sam White, has been reported on by a number of Irish and British […]

“Patently absurd:” provost dismisses several student media stories

 Provost Patrick Prendergast appears to have brushed aside several stories published  by student media this year, including allegations of sexual harassment against Sean Ryan and students being locked into the Dining Hall during its occupation.    At the scholars’ dinner yesterday, the provost mused on the impact of social media in spreading fake news, before dismissing […]

Eimear Garvey wins TCDSU Class Rep of the Year

Eimear Garvey, a Junior Fresh Pharmacy student, has won the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Class Rep of the Year award. Garvey received over 15% of the 384 total nominations.   Speaking to Trinity News, Garvey said that she was “absolutely shocked” to have won, and “delighted and honoured I’d even be considered for Class […]

Number of new scholars rises for the first time since 2014

73 new Scholars have been elected this morning on the steps of the Public theatre. The names of the new scholars were announced this morning as part of Trinity Monday celebrations.   Two honorary fellows, two professorial fellows, and fourteen new fellows were also announced this morning. The names were read out by Provost Patrick […]

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