Students launch petition for impeachment of UCDSU President Katie Ascough

A group of University College Dublin (UCD) students have started a petition calling for the impeachment of their Student Union President Katie Ascough, following the retraction of information on abortion from the college’s Student Union handbook.     Amy Crean, one of the members of the group who started the petition spoke to Trinity News […]

Varadkar makes opening address as Trinity celebrates 425th anniversary

Today, Trinity marks its 425 year anniversary of its founding. A special commemorative symposium, opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, was held to mark the establishment of the college in 1592.   The event was also attended by Provost Patrick Prendergast, who gave an introductory address. A number of academics from Trinity, including Varadkar’s speechwriter and […]

DU Amnesty and the SU start off the ‘It’s time- Repeal the 8th Campaign’

Perched comfortably on their grand chairs in the Graduate Memorial Building, Colm O’Gorman and Ailbhe Smyth were right at home. Sitting before members of the Students’ Union and DU Amnesty International, the director of Amnesty Ireland and feminist activist spoke with undeniable zeal and palpable passion, mesmerizing us all. And what seemed like such a […]

Cure your post-Freshers’ blues with Urban Jungle

In an attempt to tackle the post Freshers’ Week blues, Trinity Ents has teamed up with Plynk, a money messaging app, as well as DU Players and TCD Fashion Soc to present The Meeting House Square: Urban Jungle. In doing this, they promise to help fill the inevitable void that has been left after the […]

€200,000 MBA scholarship for Australian students to study in Trinity launched

  The launch of a new scholarship fund for Australian business students in Trinity was announced by the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, during his visit to College.   Yesterday, Cosgrove announced the launch of a new partnership between The Ireland Funds Australia and Trinity Business School, which will see €200,000 dedicated to […]

First TCDSU Ethnic Minorities committee established

The first Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Ethnic Minorities committee is being established this year, following a mandate from SU Council in January.   Responsibility for the creation of the committee lies with the current Ethnic Minorities Officer Aghogho Atiyota, who will be its chair. The position of Ethnic Minorities Officer was created in […]

This week in Trinity: Empowerment, engagement, and the Eighth Amendment

This week looks set to be dominated by events taking place as part of Empowerment Week., a week of activism run by the Students’ Union in collaboration with college societies as well as external organisations. There will be workshops, panel discussions and talks from esteemed guest speakers taking place throughout the week.   The events […]

USI to march for publicly funded higher education

  The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has made the official announcement for its annual national demonstration, which calls for the adoption of a publicly-funded higher education system. The demonstration will be held on October 4 in Dublin.   While last year’s march, entitled the March for Education, took place after the budget, this year […]

Irish workers most overqualified in EU

  Irish workers are the most overqualified in the European Union for the jobs they are currently working in, according to figures from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).     The figures show that 1 in 3 workers in Ireland are at least one educational level above the international norm for their chosen occupation, […]

The Phil presents: My Dad Wrote a Porno

This Thursday the Phil decided to embrace the literary heritage of the Bram Stoker award by presenting it to the team behind My Dad Wrote a Porno,  a podcast responsible for disseminating the Belinda Blinked series to the world — a ‘literary erotica’ written by ‘Rocky Flintstone’, the father of one of the presenters.   The […]


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