Trinity alumni attend State reception marking 25 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality

Trinity alumni were among attendees at a state reception yesterday evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland. The historic event was held in Dublin Castle.   Trinity senators David Norris and Ivana Bacik attended the reception, with Norris making an impassioned speech on the history of LGBT+ rights in Ireland. […]

Trinity simulation suite for student nurses opened at Trinity Centre for Health Sciences

A new simulation suite for student nurses has opened at the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences at St James’s Hospital campus which will enhance nursing education. The opening of the new simulation suite took place at the closing ceremony of Trinity’s School of Nursing and Midwifery 21st year celebrations.    Students can now practise clinical […]

NUI Galway Students’ Union files case against student accommodation provider

National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Students’ Union (SU) has filed a case against Cúirt na Coiribe after the Galway student accommodation provider increased rent rates by 18% for the upcoming academic year.   The decision by Cúirt na Coiribe to increase rates was made known to current student residents during the second week of […]

Trinity graduate Aoife McArdle releases debut film in Ireland

  ‘Kissing Candice,’ directed by Trinity alumnus Aoife McArdle, was released in cinemas on Friday, marking the English and Film graduate’s feature debut.   The film follows 17-year-old Candice, whose fixation with a stranger leads her to become embroiled in a local gang. It has been described by the Times as “stunning” and by Peter […]

Hillary Clinton among honorary degree recipients in Trinity today

Trinity awarded honorary degrees to five recipients today, including former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Dr James Simons, Paul Drechsler, Ann Rowan and Dr Tony Scott also received honorary degrees at the ceremony, which was held in the Examination Hall.   Hillary Rodham Clinton was conferred with a Doctor in Laws in today’s ceremony […]

“The fight is far from over”: Hillary Clinton discusses borders, Brexit and the White House

   Earlier this afternoon, Hillary Rodham Clinton took to the stage of the Ed Burke Lecture Theatre to join Mary Robinson in conversation, ahead of the conferring of her honorary degree from the university.   Clinton was introduced by Trinity’s Dean of Research Linda Doyle in advance of her public lecture address and conversation with […]

New student spaces to be developed for next academic year

Trinity has confirmed the planned development of large new student spaces across campus. The spaces will be developed across Trinity’s various buildings, with additions being made to various facilities, which will be finalised in a shortlist within the next month. Work will then begin in order to have them prepared for students returning in September. […]

Trinity reveals €974,781 loss to email fraud last year

Trinity is still attempting to retrieve almost €1 million which was lost to a fraudulent scam directed at the Trinity Foundation last year, according to a report published in the Irish Examiner. The scam targeted thousands of Trinity Foundation donors, and resulted in donors giving money to individual bank accounts purporting to be acting on […]

University of Limerick makes financial settlement with whistleblowers

The University of Limerick (UL) has made financial settlements in the region of €150,000 with three whistleblowers, who alleged numerous incidents of misspending of taxpayers’ money, according to a report published in the Irish Times.   This move follows mediation talks, as well as the publication of an independent report that vindicated several allegations that involved UL’s […]

Falling Irish university rankings addressed at higher education seminar

A higher education seminar at the Institute of International and European Affairs addressed the recent fall in global rankings of Irish universities. Trinity lost its top 100 status in the QS World University rankings while University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin City University (DCU) and National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) also experienced a serious decline in global […]


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