GSU council votes to support TakeBackTrinity movement and to take “reasonable action” if demands not met

Trinity College Dublin Graduate Students Union (GSU) council passed a motion tonight to support the TakeBackTrinity movement and its demands, as well as to take reasonable action if those demands are not met.   GSU council also voted to support and protect individuals who take “reasonable action”.   Members of GSU council passed the motion — […]

Trinity alumna Sally Rooney shortlisted for world’s biggest young writer award

  Irish author and Trinity alumna Sally Rooney has been nominated for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize, the world’s biggest award for young writers, for her debut novel Conversation with Friends.   Rooney studied English Literature at Trinity and wrote for Trinity News. She was involved in the College Historical Society (the Hist) and […]

UL whistleblowers request PAC meeting after dissatisfaction with report

  Two whistleblowers, known only as B and C, have requested a meeting with the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) regarding the findings of a report on the University of Limerick (UL).   The report was commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and examined concerns relating to several practices by UL, including the mismanagement of […]

Students stage low-key protest outside Berkeley Library

Around 30 students have gathered around Sfera con Sfera, the golden ball sculpture outside the Berkeley Library, in the latest protest against the introduction of a €450 flat fee for supplemental exams.   The low-key direct action was advertised on Facebook within the last hour, promising a “very chill and relaxed” protest. Students sit around […]

Students vote for BDS mandate for TCDSU

Students have voted for Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) to support the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement against Israel and work towards its implementation in Trinity.   BDS won the support of 1287 students, representing 64.5% of the total poll of 2050. The referendum saw the highest turnout in recent years, with 2,316 students voting […]

Students vote against allowing students to opt out of TCDSU

Students voted today against changing the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) constitution to allow students to opt-out of the union in the first result of the two referenda held this week.    Out of a total poll of  2040 students, 1019 (49.96%) voted against allowing students to opt-out, while 971 (47.59%) voted in favour of the constitutional amendment. […]

Hist honorary members debate Foot’s trolley problem

Dani Reynolds once stated that “intellectuals debate and idiots just argue.” What occurred in the GMB yesterday evening under the seasoned banner of the Hist, as honorary members revisited their old stomping ground, was undoubtedly the product of the former.   Although the chamber debate is a staple in the weekly calendar of one of […]

TCDSU and GSU President-elects voice support for BDS movement

Both the incoming Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Shane De Rís and President-elect of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) Oisín Vince Coulter voiced their support for the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement, urging students to vote in its favour.   De Rís voiced this support for the campaign in a statement to Trinity […]

Niamh Lynch elected next editor of Trinity News

Niamh Lynch was elected the next Editor of Trinity News by the paper’s editorial staff at the Trinity News Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night.   Lynch, the current Deputy Editor ran for Editor against Rory O’Neill, the current Managing Editor. The editorial staff voted under secret ballot following speeches made by both candidates and […]

College proposes replacing EU student places with non-EU places to increase revenue

Trinity’s Chief Financial Officer Ian Mathews has proposed the replacement of EU student places with non-EU places as part a range of income raising initiatives. Other proposals include placing a capital levy on EU undergraduate students subject to government approval, and the sale of a College building.   Mathews’ presentation, entitled “Trinity Finances: Update March 2018,” […]


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