Polls open for BDS and ‘Opt Out’ referenda

   Polls opened across campus today for the referenda on the option to ‘opt out’ of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), and supporting the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.   Students have been campaigning on both sides of each campaign, launching their Facebook pages on Monday to gather support. Both the BDS […]

Hist Auditor Paul Molloy resigns

  Paul Molloy, Auditor of the College Historical Society (the Hist), has resigned from his position, citing personal reasons.   Molloy ran as a presidential candidate in this year’s Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical elections. He received the fewest votes of the presidential candidates, finishing  with 18.6%, below re-open nominations (RON). Throughout his […]

Provost requests patience in email to students on fees

  Provost Patrick Prendergast acknowledges the strain higher education is under, apologises for his absence during supplemental exam fee protests and asks for patience in an email circulated to students this evening, following an email with student representatives.   In the email, Prendergast states: “The protests over the last week have been a necessary reminder […]

Electoral commission issues sanctions against three groups

The Electoral Commission issued sanctions today against the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) group, the Students United Against SU Opt Out group, and the Vote Yes to Optional Membership group.     The Electoral Commission confiscated all physical campaign materials from the BDS group from lunchtime today until campaigning resumes tomorrow morning. In a statement to […]

Over 200 alumni sign petition in protest of supplemental exam fees

A group of Trinity College graduate students have gathered over 200 alumni signatures for a petition protesting College’s decision to introduce a €450 flat fee for supplemental exams.   The petition states that “we the co-signers, cannot support the institution and its recent actions. We regret to inform you that we cannot in good conscience […]

Book of Kells shutdown as protests continue

Students involved in the Take Back Trinity campaign earlier blockaded the entrance to the Book of Kells this afternoon, which has led to the closure of the building by College.  The move comes after College last night welcomed the “wind down” of protests over supplemental exam fees.   Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President-elect […]

Trinity welcomes “wind down” of fee protests and occupation

College “welcomes the decision by the Students’ Union and Graduate Students’ Union to wind down protests and the occupancy of buildings,” according to a press statement sent by Trinity Communications.   “The university’s management has undertaken to consider alternative proposals on supplemental exam fees, modular billing and postgraduate/non EU fees at the next Board meeting.” […]

Trinity students to leave Dining Hall occupation

 Photo Credit: Sarah Meehan/ Trinity News The occupation of Trinity’s Dining hall has come to an end. The 50 students who  took part decided to end after Provost Patrick Prendergast tweeted he would “seriously consider alternative proposals on supplemental  exam fees, modular billing & PG/Non-EU fees at the next Board meeting”.   A press statement […]

How to support a friend

Mental health is inarguably one of the greatest struggles of our generation. It can be particularly difficult when you know a friend is going through a tough patch. Should you ask them about their problems? Where do the boundaries lie between friendship and invading one’s personal privacy? What can you do for someone? These are […]

The Law Soc maidens final

Commencing at 7pm on Tuesday the 13th of March, the final of the McCann FitzGerald Natalie Forde Memorial Competition proved to be a fierce battle between eight of the most talented first-year debaters.   Hosted by Trinity’s Law Society and named in memory of their former auditor, who was the unfortunate victim of a car […]


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