Thanksgiving in the Global Room

Thanksgiving is an American holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year. It is a time to gather with friends and family to eat food, give thanks, and prepare for the onslaught of the holiday season. This can be a difficult time for international students, particularly Americans, who can’t be home with their families […]

TCDSU publishes first class rep report

  Trinity College  Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Education Officer, Alice MacPherson, and Chair of the Electoral Commission, Gillian Kiely, have jointly produced a report on the Class Rep Elections of 2017. The report has been published following a Motion at the SU Council of 24 October which mandates the production of an annual report on […]

University of Limerick lifts suspension of two whistleblowers

The suspension of two whistleblowers, only known as B and C, has been lifted by the President of  University of Limerick (UL), Des Fitzgerald. The two whistleblowers raised issues regarding the irregular practises of the university.   The lift of the suspension is a response to the Thorns report. The 122-page report published November 8 […]

Over 18,000 students registered to vote by unions ahead of 8th amendment referendum

  Over 18,000 students have been added to the register of electors this month, as part of the Get RegD campaign carried out by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).   The campaign has seen the number of student voters added to the register of electors in 2017 more than double. With a referendum on repealing […]

My life with ADHD

October was Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder Awareness (ADHD) month, and in the spirit of discussing mental health, I’ll tell you three short stories.   One day in July 2016, I was finally determined to have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, after many, many years of misdiagnosis, watching J.J in Skins and reading The Curious Incident of the […]

Unemployment rate improves for Arts and Engineering graduates

  The unemployment rate for Arts, and Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction students fell between 2011 and 2016 according to Census 2016 figures released today.   Unemployment rates fell the most between 2011 and 2016 for those with a qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction, with the rate falling from 15.7% to 6.0% during that period.   […]

VisArts to welcome world renowned artist Michael Craig-Martin

Trinity’s Visual Arts society, or VisArts, is welcoming the world renowned artist Michael Craig-Martin to Trinity today, November 23. The talk, which will be held in the Emmet Theatre, is set to be an enthralling one.   From his beginnings in Dublin, his learnings in Yale University and his teachings in London, Craig-Martin has had […]

Trinity Publications passes a vote of no confidence in Chair

Clare McCarthy has been removed as Chair of Trinity Publications following a unanimous vote of no confidence by the Publications committee yesterday evening. There was one abstention and ten votes in favour.   The motion of no confidence in McCarthy was proposed by Trinity Publications Public Relations Officer (PRO) Emma McCarthy, Alumni Officer Rory O’Sullivan, […]

87.8% of students believe consent workshops should take place every year

87.8% of students who attended the consent workshops organised by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) stated they believe the workshops should take place “every orientation”, according to feedback gathered by the Union.   50.6% of respondents “strongly agreed” that the workshops should be run every year, while 37.2% “agreed”. The sexual consent workshops took […]

Aslan receive the Historical Society’s Burke Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Public Discourse through the Arts

As the men from Ballymun and Finglas took their seats, Christy Dignam led the conversation and explained the origins of the group. Dignam and lead guitarist Joe Jewell were ‘working as telephone technicians at the time’.   Billy McGuinness who was a baker, rehearsed with the band in drummer Alan Downey’s house on the condition […]


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