88% vote in favour of new student centre

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have voted in favour of a new student centre. The result was announced just after 6pm today. The total poll was 1,304 with 18 spoiled votes. 1,146, 88%, voted in favour of the student centre, while 140, 11%, voted against.   The two-day campaign period in the referendum on a […]

Strike action by SIPTU members deferred pending new engagement with College

The Trinity committee of the SIPTU trade union have agreed to defer the serving notice of strike action to College management until after a meeting scheduled to take place in April.   The decision comes in the wake of new talks between SIPTU, Unite, and the Human Resources department of College. In a press release Karl […]

Academic staff to ballot on industrial action in coming days

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), the union representing academic, administrative and library staff , is to ballot members for strike action. On March 21, members of the Trinity College Branch Executive of IFUT, met to discuss disputes with College management surrounding the refusal to award permanent contracts to staff in administrative, library and […]

Something old, something borrowed, something Nu.

Nu., one of Dublin’s most influential players in the sustainable fashion sector, are reinventing the way we view and buy clothing. Having already hosted dozens of successful swap shops, the organisation have now launched an online sharing platform specifically for Trinity students. The online site is currently aimed at the end of year ball season, […]

Trinity alumnus Sally Rooney shortlisted for Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

Sally Rooney, a Trinity College alumnus who graduated in 2013, has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Rooney, aged 25, will also have her debut novel, “Conversations with Friends”, released in June. According the Irish Times, it will be published by Faber after the company outbid six other publishers for the […]

Learning the Ropes: Q Soc and Trinity Knitting Society’s ‘Stitch and Bitch’

Last night, on Tuesday March 21, I tagged along to Q Soc and Trinity Knitting Society’s collaborative ‘Stitch and Bitch’ event in the Elizabethan room of House 6. This is not the first time these societies have come together, normally having a ‘Stitch and Bitch’ night during the spring of each year. The objective of […]

DCU President warns Brexit could lead to CAO points increase

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) could lead to a significant increases in CAO points, Dublin City University (DCU) President Brian MacCraith has warned.   Speaking to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, which is examining the impact of Brexit on the education system, Mr MacCraith said that up to 12,000 Irish students currently […]

DUGES criticises CSC after quorum not met at AGM

Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES) have voiced their frustration with the Central Societies Committee (CSC) after they were unable to change their name to the Feminist Society at the CSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on March 21. The failure to change the society’s name came as a result of a quorum of treasurers […]

Voting begins for Student Centre referendum

  The two-day campaign period in the referendum on a new student centre has finished today, with voting taking place tomorrow and Thursday. Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) are proposing to build a €6.7m student centre for the college, covering 1,000m2.   The referendum proposes implementing a levy of €30 per year on each student […]

Provost moves out of 1 Grafton Street due to Luas works

Provost Patrick Prendergast has moved from 1 Grafton Street into a city centre apartment in Dublin 2 to escape the noise of the ongoing Luas Cross City construction works. The move to the College owned property occurred just before Christmas and is being financed by Trinity.   The property in question was purchased by the […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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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