National study by Trinity researchers shows ideology to be insignificant factor in Irish elections

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, has launched major national study on Irish voter attitudes. The launch comes following the publication of research done by Professor Gail McElroy and Professor Michael Marsh in the Department of Political Science, along with University College Dublin’s (UCD) David Farrell. The study, “A Conservative Revolution: Electoral Change in Twenty-First […]

Belarusian students imprisoned in peaceful protests

Belarusian students have been imprisoned over peaceful protests against a tax on the unemployed.   Belarusians have been protesting since early February against a tax of BYR 460, which is equivalent to €330, to those who have been unemployed for more than six months. According to the Guardian, the President of Belarus, Mr. Aleksandr Lukashenko, […]

Model United Nations comes to Trinity

This past weekend, March 24-25, saw Dublin’s first ever Model United Nations (MUN) conference take place, organised by Trinity’s Society for International Affairs (SOFIA). I was fortunate enough to be able to Chair the European Council, and to say I enjoyed the event would be an understatement.   The conference was jam-packed, as the usual […]

DU Players win three prizes at the Irish Student Drama Awards

The Irish Students Drama Association (ISDA) awards ceremony took place last week with Trinity’s drama society, DU Players, winning three prizes.   DU Players was nominated in 8 out of 16 categories including Best New Writing, Judges’ Discretionary Award 1 and 2, Best Ensemble, Best Sound Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Supporting Actor.   […]

Trinity researchers discovers link between Motor Neurone Disease and schizophrenia

A team, led by Trinity researchers, have discovered a shared genetic origin for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and schizophrenia. The study indicates for the first time that there is biological causative link between these two diverse conditions. Research into the genetic causes of schizophrenia and similar conditions in […]

Michael Foley elected next editor of Trinity News

Michael Foley, current assistant editor of Trinity News, has been elected editor of the paper for the 2017/18 academic year, the 64th volume.   Michael was previously comment editor and deputy sports editor. He is a third year Law and Political Science student.   His candidacy was unopposed and, under such circumstances, he was elected to the position after a […]

Does God exist?

It seems about as constructive an argument as debating whether aliens would prefer Mozart or Kenny G. Yet, last night the entire Edmund Burke was filled with people ready to watch two distinguished philosophers debate over the question you’d normally only ask yourself at 3am when you can’t sleep – does God exist?   Apparently, […]

Metaphors, coping mechanisms, and a plastic bag: Blindboy discusses mental wellbeing

It is a sad reflection on how mental health is perceived by the general population of Ireland when a man wearing a plastic bag on his head has a greater impact in engaging with students than the senators speaking on the issue in the Dail. On Thursday, March 23, Trinity welcomed Dave Chambers, otherwise known […]

Bus Éireann strike to impact Trinity students

Thousands of commuters across Ireland, including Trinity students, will be affected from today onwards by an indefinite strike by Bus Éireann staff. The strike, which was announced yesterday, will not disrupt school transport services for primary and secondary school students.   In 2016, Bus Éireann lost in excess of €9 million. If measures to curb […]

Trinity researchers make breakthrough in preventing infection from medical devices

Researchers in Trinity’s School of Genetics and Microbiology have discovered an innovative new technique of preventing pathogenic bacterial growth. The research focuses on preventative strategies to combat bacterial colonisation of medical devices, such as hip replacements and heart valves, which are to be implanted into the human body. Such strategies could have a direct impact […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

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

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan