Concerns raised by DUCAC over Summer Series concerts

Dublin University Central Athletic Committee (DUCAC) have expressed concerns to the Commercial Revenue Unit (CRU) regarding the upcoming Summer Series concerts.   DUCAC, who were not consulted prior to the announcement of the concerts, voiced concerns to the CRU and the organisers, concert promoters MCD, regarding possible damage to facilities, in particular the cricket pitch. […]

Students for Justice in Palestine fined for protest at Israeli ambassador talk

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been fined €150 following their protest of a talk, organised by the Society for International Affairs (SoFIA), given by the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.   Speaking to Trinity News, Ciaran O’Rourke, one of the founding members of SJP, outlined how he attended two meetings with the Junior Dean, […]

Five years on: the anniversary of the Trinitones

  The Trinitones celebrated their fifth birthday on the evening of April 1 with the event “Trinitones Present V: The Fifth Anniversary Concert”. Selling out days in advance, generations one through six came together for an evening of a cappella music in Bello Bar, Portobello. Each generation performed several songs during the evening, interspersed with […]

Institutes of technology top in third-level rankings despite running significant deficits

Ireland’s institutes of technology (ITs) have fared better than universities in the 2017 edition of U-Multirank. The study compares third level institutions under different headings including research, knowledge transfer and international orientation instead of overall rankings. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and University College Cork (UCC) both received thirteen As, denoting very good scores out […]

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 […]

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

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Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan