Taoiseach announces scholarship for Native American students

Leo Varadkar announced a scholarship for Choctaw Native American students while visiting Oklahoma. The first scholarship will begin in 2019.   The Taoiseach thanked the members of the Choctaw nation and their ancestors, who provided relief to Ireland during the Great Famine. In 1847, the Choctaw who resided in Oklahoma collected the sum of $170 […]

Students occupy Dining Hall in latest protest against supplemental exam fees

 Students have occupied the Dining Hall in the latest direct action protest against the introduction of a supplemental exam fee.   A spokesperson from the campaign has stated that approximately 50 students are currently in the foyer and the main Hall. The students will occupy the building all day and will encourage other students to […]

UCC teams claim victory in Jailbreak 2018

Four teams from University College Cork (UCC) have been announced as the winners of Jailbreak 2018, in a first-time tie in the competition, and also the first occasion on which a Trinity team have failed to be crowned champions.   The race began at Dublin Castle yesterday morning. By 2pm today, sixteen teams were en […]

Thousands attend Rally for Life in city centre

Thousands of people gathered in the city centre for a pro-life rally this afternoon, as the referendum on the repeal of the eighth amendment fast approaches.   The pro-life marchers met at Parnell Square at 2pm, before making their way down O’Connell Street to Merrion Square, where a rally featuring speakers calling for the retainment […]

DCUSU votes to support the reunification of Ireland

  Dublin City University Students’ Union (DCUSU) has voted in favour of supporting a united Ireland in a referendum on the topic.   The referendum was brought about after DCU’s Sinn Fein Republican Youth (DCU SFRY) submitted a petition calling on the Union to define their stance on the reunification of Ireland and, if passed, to […]

“Makes the system fairer”: Vice Provost defends supplemental exam fees

Vice Provost Chris Morash defended College’s decision to implement supplemental exam fees in an email circulated to students this afternoon.   “This decision was made as part of a set of measures which will be of great benefit to students; the ability to pay per-module for repeating the year,” he said in the email.   […]

Senator Ivana Bacik to raise supplemental exam fees in Seanad

Senators David Norris and Ivana Bacik have criticised Trinity’s decision to introduce supplemental exam charges with a flat fee of €450.   Speaking to Trinity News, Norris said that he thinks that the fees are “considerable overcharging”. Norris continued by stating: “In my view Trinity is completely out of sync with other universities”.   In […]

Decrease in CAO applications attributed to rise in employment levels

The Central Applications Office (CAO) has reported a 5% decrease in 2018 in the number of students applying to third level courses in Ireland through the CAO.   The decrease in third level applications has been linked to increasing employment opportunities in Ireland. The unemployment rate in Ireland has fallen from 7% to 6% over […]

Students block Front entrance and Book of Kells in protest

Students are currently blocking the entrances of the Book of Kells and Front Arch, as well as chanting at the Nassau Street entrance, protesting the implementation of a €450 flat fee on supplemental exams.   Joined by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) representatives, including Education Officer Alice MacPherson and Disabilities Officer Laura Beston, students […]

Outreach, access and community on the agenda for GSU Vice Presidential candidate Jamie Farrell

     Jamie Farrell is studying an LLM in Law and is a candidate for the Graduate Student’s Union (GSU) Vice President position. Sitting down with Trinity News, Farrell speaks about his aims for the role and direction of the GSU.   The first topic raised is Farrell’s plans for an outreach week. Although in the […]

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