UL makes €186,000 settlement following sabbatical pay controversy

The University of Limerick (UL) has made a settlement of €186,000 with the Revenue Commissioners after issues were raised about how the university paid staff on sabbatical leave.   Concerns over the payment of staff on sabbatical leave emerged during questioning of UL’s financial accounts for 2014/15. The revelations form part of a wider controversy […]

TCDSU pledges to help students affected by Luas works noise

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has pledged a number of measures to support students living on campus who have been affected by the ongoing noise of the Luas construction works.   In a statement released this evening, TCDSU said: “We had not been told of the last three weeks of Luas works and we […]

Temporary removal of Trinity from rankings due to accidentally underreporting income by €350 million

Trinity’s temporary removal from the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings was due to a series of errors in which College’s income was underreported. In records released following a Freedom of Information request by the Sunday Times, Trinity declared its annual income to be €355, instead of €355 million.   College also declared its […]

Fresh to the Cobblestones: AgSoc

    As a culchie with a heart longing for the sweet scent of silage and the bleating sound of sheep, my heart soared at the announcement of Trinity’s newest society – the AgSoc! The arrival of this new society was a mysterious one, as a Facebook page magically appeared on my timeline – its […]

College announces sudden cancellation of Trinity Ball

College has announced that the upcoming Trinity Ball, due to take place this Friday April 7, has been cancelled. In a statement released to Trinity News today, Provost Patrick Prendergast said: “Unfortunately I must announce the cancellation of this year’s Trinity Ball due to reasons beyond our control.”   Much to the disappointment of Dublin’s […]

Cashing in on campus: Student jobs

For those students who wish to work alongside their studies, Trinity offers a select number of  jobs on campus throughout the academic year, most of which are tailored to the needs of students. To understand how these jobs work and what the application process entails, Trinity Life has spoken to some of the students currently […]

National study by Trinity researchers shows ideology to be insignificant factor in Irish elections

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, has launched major national study on Irish voter attitudes. The launch comes following the publication of research done by Professor Gail McElroy and Professor Michael Marsh in the Department of Political Science, along with University College Dublin’s (UCD) David Farrell. The study, “A Conservative Revolution: Electoral Change in Twenty-First […]

Belarusian students imprisoned in peaceful protests

Belarusian students have been imprisoned over peaceful protests against a tax on the unemployed.   Belarusians have been protesting since early February against a tax of BYR 460, which is equivalent to €330, to those who have been unemployed for more than six months. According to the Guardian, the President of Belarus, Mr. Aleksandr Lukashenko, […]

Model United Nations comes to Trinity

This past weekend, March 24-25, saw Dublin’s first ever Model United Nations (MUN) conference take place, organised by Trinity’s Society for International Affairs (SOFIA). I was fortunate enough to be able to Chair the European Council, and to say I enjoyed the event would be an understatement.   The conference was jam-packed, as the usual […]

DU Players win three prizes at the Irish Student Drama Awards

The Irish Students Drama Association (ISDA) awards ceremony took place last week with Trinity’s drama society, DU Players, winning three prizes.   DU Players was nominated in 8 out of 16 categories including Best New Writing, Judges’ Discretionary Award 1 and 2, Best Ensemble, Best Sound Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Supporting Actor.   […]

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

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Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan