Up to 25,000 young people in Dublin City may not be registered to vote

Up to almost 25,000 young people in Dublin City may not be on the electoral register within days of the voter registration deadline, which is November 25, estimates the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI).   When including the rest of Dublin county, the number of potentially unregistered young people reaches over 50,500, according to […]

Community-based sustainability strategy launched in NUI Galway

  National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) have officially launched its community- based sustainability strategy. The strategy outlines 20 measure the university plans to undertake to ensure their campus is more environmentally-friendly, as well as to promote sustainability research.   Among the proposed measures, the college aims to reduce their total energy consumption by 33% […]

Direct Provision resident says Direct Provision is “meant to distract and disable you” at boycott Aramark launch

  The student group Aramark off our Campus launched a campaign to boycott Aramark the Westland eats caterer tonight in the Robert Emmet theatre. Ellie Kisyombe, member of the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI), Lassane Ouedraogo, the Chair of the Africa Centre and Lloyd Sibanda, a resident of a Direct Provision centre and […]

€6.3 million allocated to support technological universities

 Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has announced the allocation of €6.3 million towards the development of bodies seeking to progress to the level of technological universities.   O’Connor said that the funding will contribute to projects which “will build national capacity, improve teaching and learning, the student experience, build skills supply and further […]

National forum on education for sustainable development held today

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton,  opened the third National Forum on Education for Sustainable Development today, November 15. Education for sustainable development aims to develop the capacity of Irish citizens to make informed judgments and decisions in favour of actions that lead to a sustainable outcome.   In his address […]

Trinity is co-convening a global forum on human resources for health

    The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health will be held this week in Dublin, with experts from Trinity among the speakers. The forum, which is co-convened by Trinity, will also feature professionals from a range of organisations including the Department of Health, Irish Aid, the Irish Forum on Global Health, the […]

Research report launched on Trinity led employment programme ‘Career LEAP’

    Minister for Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe has launched a research report on a Trinity led development programme called ‘Career LEAP’. The report was launched at an event in Croke Park on Thursday, November 9.  ‘Career LEAP’ is a programme that  aims to help at-risk 20-24 year olds in Dublin’s North inner city to […]

Petition launched to make membership of TCDSU optional

A petition has been launched to give students the choice to opt out of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) membership. Presently, upon registering at the beginning of the academic year, each student has to pay €8 toward Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) membership. This is not optional.    The petition is called ‘TCDSUOPP’, […]

Students to pay for use of GMB pool tables

The Philosophical Society (The Phil) have started to charge for the use of the Graduates Memorial Building (GMB) pool tables. Previously the pool tables, located on the third floor in the games room, were free to be used by all Trinity Students.     The pool tables have been free in recent years, however a […]

UCD Confucius Centre project runs significantly over budget

  The construction of a new centre in University College Dublin (UCD) is currently delayed and around €4.8 million over Budget. UCD President Andrew Deeks had expressed his concern over the building project, stating it risked a “diplomatic incident” between Ireland and China. The project was intended to be completed in late 2016 but now […]

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