Trinity researchers discovers link between Motor Neurone Disease and schizophrenia

A team, led by Trinity researchers, have discovered a shared genetic origin for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and schizophrenia. The study indicates for the first time that there is biological causative link between these two diverse conditions. Research into the genetic causes of schizophrenia and similar conditions in […]

Michael Foley elected next editor of Trinity News

Michael Foley, current assistant editor of Trinity News, has been elected editor of the paper for the 2017/18 academic year, the 64th volume.   Michael was previously comment editor and deputy sports editor. He is a third year Law and Political Science student.   His candidacy was unopposed and, under such circumstances, he was elected to the position after a […]

Does God exist?

It seems about as constructive an argument as debating whether aliens would prefer Mozart or Kenny G. Yet, last night the entire Edmund Burke was filled with people ready to watch two distinguished philosophers debate over the question you’d normally only ask yourself at 3am when you can’t sleep – does God exist?   Apparently, […]

Metaphors, coping mechanisms, and a plastic bag: Blindboy discusses mental wellbeing

It is a sad reflection on how mental health is perceived by the general population of Ireland when a man wearing a plastic bag on his head has a greater impact in engaging with students than the senators speaking on the issue in the Dail. On Thursday, March 23, Trinity welcomed Dave Chambers, otherwise known […]

Bus Éireann strike to impact Trinity students

Thousands of commuters across Ireland, including Trinity students, will be affected from today onwards by an indefinite strike by Bus Éireann staff. The strike, which was announced yesterday, will not disrupt school transport services for primary and secondary school students.   In 2016, Bus Éireann lost in excess of €9 million. If measures to curb […]

Trinity researchers make breakthrough in preventing infection from medical devices

Researchers in Trinity’s School of Genetics and Microbiology have discovered an innovative new technique of preventing pathogenic bacterial growth. The research focuses on preventative strategies to combat bacterial colonisation of medical devices, such as hip replacements and heart valves, which are to be implanted into the human body. Such strategies could have a direct impact […]

Trinity professor expresses concern over possible fee increases for NI students

A Trinity professor has expressed her “horror” that Northern Irish students, following Brexit, may have to pay non-EU fees in order to study at a third level institution in the Republic of Ireland and vice-versa. Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern Irish History, and Chairperson of the Irish Research Council, Jane Ohlmeyer spoke of her concern […]

Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for residents and commuters in the area.   The larger of the two plans would entail […]

Department of Education to draft stricter legislation against paid-for essays

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he plans to introduce legislation for prosecuting “essay mill” companies. These online companies offer to write essays for students for a fee.   Declaration rules in higher education institutions currently do not cover essay mills as it is difficult to detect outsourced material. Current anti-plagiarism software can only detect […]

DIT reverse garda vetting policy for access programme students

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has reversed a decision to require Garda vetting as an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students on its Access Foundation programme.   In a statement issued to Campus.ie, Head of Admissions Frank Costello said: “there will not now be a requirement for Garda vetting at application stage.” The […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
features@trinitynews.ie
Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

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

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan