Motion to assist Scholar at Risk Bashana Abeywardena passed at Council

A motion, proposed by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty and seconded by Ents Officer Padraic Rowley has mandated the union to give €6,000 to Scholar at Risk, Bashana Abeywarden, to help cover his fees and accommodation for attending Trinity.   The motion noted “that the SU is mandated to help Scholars at Risk,” […]

TCDSU Council votes to lobby against increased fees and unpaid placement in Pharmacy course

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has voted in favour of a motion to lobby relevant bodies to reconsider fees of up to €8000 and unpaid placements for some present and future Trinity pharmacy students.   Changes introduced to the pharmacy course would see students partaking in a five year course awarding a Master’s degree, […]

DU Dance win Linklaters competition

Linklaters have announced that DU Dance have won their annual “Pitch Your Ambition” competition, winning a prize of £5,000 which they will put towards practice spaces. DU Dance has struggled to find a suitable space to practise this year as its original space, Regent House, has been unavailable for use during its redevelopment as a tourist centre.   […]

NUI Galway votes to support Irish reunification

NUI Galway Students’ Union (NUIGSU) has voted to support the reunification of Ireland and will now call on the Irish government to hold a referendum on the issue.   The motion was proposed by Sinn Féin at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), stating: “NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island […]

Trinity’s first ever Teddy Bear Hospital

Saturday 4 March saw a successful Teddy Bear Hospital event, the first of it’s kind to take place in Trinity. Set up in in Trinity’s Sports Centre and with entry free of charge, this event was run by Trinity’s Paediatric Society and its associated health care students, who sought to help familiarise children with the […]

Trinity not accepting results of four A-Levels subjects in NI applications

Trinity is one of seven Irish universities not to accept the results of four A-Level subjects in applications to College made by secondary school students in Northern Ireland this year. The move will prevent some students from Northern Ireland from being accepted into Irish universities. However it is expected that this change will be reversed in […]

Trinity in dispute over display of “Tipperary Giant” remains

Trinity Professor Desmond O’Neill and physiotherapist Mark Sexton have spoken against Trinity’s decision to display the remains of Tipperary man Cornelius Magrath. The body, measuring seven foot and four inches, has been on display in the Anatomy School since 1760, after supposedly being stolen and dissected by Trinity medical students.   O’Neill claims that the decision to […]

Influence of selective breeding found on taxidermy goats

Trinity geneticists have found that modern day Irish goats lack genetic diversity due largely to intensive selective breeding that has been taking place over the past 200 years. The study is the first instance of taxidermy specimens being used to answer questions about livestock genetics.   The geneticists compared the mitochondrial DNA of modern day […]

Schols, the Hist, and sixty letters: Ed Burke at Trinity

    As you walk through Front Gate, you may notice the bronze statue of Edmund Burke standing tall, erected in 1868 by the sculptor John H Foley. From John Joly to Mary Robinson, many have attended Trinity and gone on to become global leaders in their field. Burke is among those who still influence […]

A students’ Dublin: Smithfield

  As we draw ever closer to summer, the question of accommodation for next year is a pressing issue for many. With prices at vertigo-inducing heights, the options available to students can be rather limited. For students seeking to change location, here is some advice based upon others’ personal experience on where may suit you […]

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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