Trinity alumna Mary Lou McDonald elected leader of Sinn Fein

  Mary Lou McDonald, a Trinity aluma, was formally elected as president of Sinn Féin this evening. McDonald has succeeded Gerry Adams, who was leader of the party for 34 years.   McDonald, a TD for Dublin Central, was the sole contender for the position of president. She has been president-elect of the party since […]

TCDSU condemn Trinity lecturer’s female circumcision comments

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has condemned the comments made by Trinity lecturer, Dr. Ali Selim, on the issue of female circumcision. Selim had argued that female circumcision should be permitted with medical approval.   In a press statement, the Union said that Selim’s remarks were “backward” and “outdated,” and that his “dangerous views” […]

Queen’s University Belfast lecturers to strike over pensions

  Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) has clarified that their academics and lecturers will be taking strike action, along with staff of other universities across the UK. The academics will strike over 14 days starting later this month in protest over proposed changes to their pensions.   According to the University and College Union (UCU), which represents […]

Trinity lecturer says female circumcision should be permitted

  Trinity lecturer Dr. Ali Selim stated that he is an advocate for female circumcision when speaking to the Medical Independent after a worldwide campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Dublin.   Repeating his statements on regarding female circumcision on RTÉ’s Prime Time show last night, Selim, a lecturer in Arabic at Trinity, […]

Rigging erected in Front Square ahead of fireworks display

  Rigging is being erected around the circumference of Front Square in preparation for a fireworks display occurring this evening for the Science Gallery’s tenth anniversary.   Three distinctive areas for the firework display are currently being installed. Staging is being erected in front of the Chapel and beside the Campanile, where pyrotechnic artworks will be […]

85% of academics think about changing careers

Times Higher Education (THE) has carried out the world’s first major global survey into the work-life balance of university staff. The survey found that academics are less content in their jobs than non-academic staff.   According to the survey, 85% of both academic and non-academic staff say that they think about changing careers at least […]

Review finds conflicts of interest relating to intellectual property in third level sector

  A review of into the sale of intellectual properties by higher education institutions recommended that universities take more responsibility regarding the management of conflict of interests relating to their intellectual property.   Concerns were raised over potential conflicts of interest in the higher education sector at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee last year, particularly where […]

If the shoe fits

For the uninitiated, the Bram Stoker Club is a place where students can write and deliver a paper on any subject they’re interested in. Topics can range from nuclear war to time travel to Taylor Swift’s disastrous new album.   For many students, listening to an essay presentation in between lectures is not a particularly […]

TCD Plastic Solutions petition to be bound next week

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Plastic Solutions lobby group are to present their petition to the provost, Patrick Prendergast, at the launch of Green Week. The group aim to terminate the sale and use of single-use plastics and implement “compostable, sustainable alternatives” with the petition being bound next week.   The petition calls for the phasing-out […]

Trinity hosts Ireland’s first 5G demonstration

Telecommunications company Vodafone, along with its technology partner Ericsson demonstrated 5G technology for the first time ever in Ireland at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity on Wednesday, February 7.   The demonstration saw the two companies achieve broadband speeds of 15 Gigabit per second with a latency of under five milliseconds. Pre-standard 5G was […]


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