Not just a joke candidate? Presidential candidate Michael McDermott discusses the “Trinity Collidge” page and disillusionment with the SU

Michael McDermott is the Senior Sophister Nanoscience student behind satirical Facebook page, ‘Trinity Collidge’. Viewed by many as a “joke candidate,” McDermott has no previous experience in either student politics or journalism but this has not deterred him from running in both the President and University Times Editor race. McDermott, however, thinks that “it’s exactly […]

Italian President Sergio Mattarella visits Trinity

  The Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, visited the Long Room in College’s 18th century Old Library building, accompanied by College Registrar Professor Paula Murphy and College Librarian and Archivist Helen Shenton. He was also shown the Book of Kells.   Professor Murphy welcomed the Italian President, noting that College has a “long history of Italian […]

President candidate Paul Molloy talks about the Hist, balancing the SU finances, and the accommodation crisis

As a Trinity Access Programme (TAP) student and the first in his family to attend university, Paul Molloy emphasises the unique background he would bring to the role of SU President. The Senior Sophister Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Sociology (PPES) student is current Auditor of the Hist and running on a platform of accessibility, affordability, […]

Presidential candidate Shane De Rís discusses refocusing the SU

Shane De Rís is a third year Irish and German student. His campaign for the Students’ Union presidency is centralised on a promise to “refocus the SU,” with De Rís hoping that it will become “a union that listens and truly serves the students it represents”. Recently, he sat down with Trinity News to discuss […]

Eamon Ryan provides his vision on building a greener society

Often the site of boisterous pre-drinks, blaring music and intense games of beer pong, on the evening of Tuesday 13 February 2018, the canteen of Trinity Hall was transformed into a somewhat more tranquil venue, hosting a talk entitled ‘Our Future: A Talk on Building a Greener Society’. Lined up to speak on the topic […]

University Times Equality Hustings takes place

At the first University Times Equality Hustings, the twelve sabbatical officer candidates answered questions from USI Vice President for Equality and Citizenship Siona Cahill, University Times Editor Dominic McGrath, Ciáran Wadd, President of Cumann Gaelach and TCDSU Ethnic Minorities Officer Aghogho Atiyota. Questions were asked both in English, and in Irish followed by the English […]

Trinity to make equity investments in infrastructure and property

Trinity has issued a request for tender with efforts of restructuring its €190 million endowment fund, The Irish Times has found. Trinity are aiming to transfer money from bonds into investments in infrastructure and property.    Reaching out to independent investment advisers for assistance, College will perform an evaluation on the fund’s portfolio to move […]

Feminist literature unwrapped

Louise O’Neill, a critically acclaimed Irish writer hailing from Cork, visited the GMB last night courtesy of FemSoc and LitSoc. The author of “Asking For It” and “Only Ever Yours” was a humble and gracious guest who made it clear at the beginning of the night that she was very appreciative of the crowd that […]

Shane De Rís and Matt Dundon sanctioned by Electoral Commission

Candidates in the President and Ents race in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) elections were sanctioned by the Electoral Commission early today in breach Schedule 3.   Speaking to Trinity News, De Rís confirmed that a member of his campaign team posted a promotional message in a group chat last night, however stated […]

DIT administration issues to be raised by DITSU at government body meeting

Dublin Institute of Technology Students’ Union (DITSU) Vice President for Welfare, Roisin O’Donovan, issued a statement following the closure of the Northside Student Health Centre for three days due to HR delays in recruiting staff. O’Donovan stated that the union aims to raise the issue of administration errors by DIT to a government body meeting next […]


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