News: In Brief

Our staff writers round up this week’s news stories.

Grants withdrawn from nursing and dental hygiene students

Students may have to repay previous payments as grants for certain students are cancelled.

Staff and students want Trinity to be more like Oxbridge according to survey by ‘Identity Initiative’

Identity Initiative conduct survey regarding the Trinity brand.

Communications role to be removed from remit of UT editor

Editing the University Times may no longer fall under the remit of the Communications Officer.

Uproar at JobBridge scheme escalates

USI claims Jobridge has gone past repair.

Sharp increase in student demand for financial assistance

Up to €20,000 expected to be raised for the Student Hardship Fund during RAG Week.

SU set to “radicalise”: Lenihan refuses to rule out sit-in

SU set to radicalise over cuts to Capitations funding.

Paul Krugman at Trinity: “My side has been proven right”

Credit: Aifric Ni Chriodain

Visiting the University Philosophical Society, Professor Krugman was met with a standing ovation and heavy applause.

Q Soc celebrates anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality

Aonghus Ó Cochláin  Student Affairs Editor Amnesty director criticises lack of transgender rights  Speakers confident of victory in same-sex marriage referendum   Ireland’s history of institutionalisation means the country should “know the consequences of pretending people don’t exist,” Colm O’Gorman, the director of Amnesty International Ireland, has said. He made the comment in relation to […]

Students call for stronger Irish language rights

James Wilson Staff Writer Members of Trinity’s Cumann Gaelach society joined Irish speakers from across Dublin today at a protest outside Leinster House over the issue of Irish language rights. The demonstration, which was jointly organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the  Irish language pressure group, Conradh na Gaeilge, took place in the […]


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