TCDSU Council round-up

The final Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council took place tonight in the Edmund Burke lecture theatre in the Arts Building. Following an address by Vice Provost Chris Morash, a number of Part Time Officers were elected and various motions were discussed.   The first motion discussed revolved around the branding of TCDSU. The […]

Motion for S2S paid intern program passed at SU Council

A motion to fund a paid Student2Student internship program was passed tonight by the Council of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). It had been proposed by the Union’s Forum. The motion had previously been put forward as a discussion item at the previous meeting of Council.   This original proposal suggested a two year […]

Part-time officers elected at final TCDSU Council of the year

The elections for the role of Part Time Officers for the year 2017/2018 took place tonight at the Council of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).   The elected Chair of Council was Gillian Kiely in an uncontested race. Kiely, a Junior Sophister English and Spanish student, was a class rep last year, and a […]

Trinity economist predicts cost of student loan scheme to be €10 billion over first 12 years

Dr Charles Larkin, a Trinity Economics lecturer and research associate, has warned that the student loan scheme proposed in the Cassells Report could cost €10 billion over 12 years. Dr Larkin said Ireland’s higher education system is neither small enough nor large enough to properly implement a loan contingent scheme. . This figure is based off […]

How Trinity’s disability supports are letting students down

  Trinity has an interesting way of presenting itself with regard to certain issues. As a student with a disability, who openly speaks about it and gets to hear other people’s opinions, I have come to this conclusion: College has a substantial issue with funding, that’s something you can’t deny, but it is also facing […]

TCDSU Council to vote on Israeli boycott

A motion is to be brought to the final Student Council on April 4 which would see the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) support a College-wide boycott of the state of Israel on “anti-apartheid grounds”. The motion, brought by Junior Sophister Science Class Rep Conor Reddy, and seconded by Senior Freshman Class Rep for […]

Concerns raised by DUCAC over Summer Series concerts

Dublin University Central Athletic Committee (DUCAC) have expressed concerns to the Commercial Revenue Unit (CRU) regarding the upcoming Summer Series concerts.   DUCAC, who were not consulted prior to the announcement of the concerts, voiced concerns to the CRU and the organisers, concert promoters MCD, regarding possible damage to facilities, in particular the cricket pitch. […]

Students for Justice in Palestine fined for protest at Israeli ambassador talk

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been fined €150 following their protest of a talk, organised by the Society for International Affairs (SoFIA), given by the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.   Speaking to Trinity News, Ciaran O’Rourke, one of the founding members of SJP, outlined how he attended two meetings with the Junior Dean, […]

Five years on: the anniversary of the Trinitones

  The Trinitones celebrated their fifth birthday on the evening of April 1 with the event “Trinitones Present V: The Fifth Anniversary Concert”. Selling out days in advance, generations one through six came together for an evening of a cappella music in Bello Bar, Portobello. Each generation performed several songs during the evening, interspersed with […]

Institutes of technology top in third-level rankings despite running significant deficits

Ireland’s institutes of technology (ITs) have fared better than universities in the 2017 edition of U-Multirank. The study compares third level institutions under different headings including research, knowledge transfer and international orientation instead of overall rankings. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and University College Cork (UCC) both received thirteen As, denoting very good scores out […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan