The significance of Scéim

“Sin deireadh na trialach, slán.”   For many students, these five words heard at the end of the Leaving Certificate Irish Oral Exam mark the definitive end of their involvement with the Irish language. Fourteen years of having strange guttural noises and ill-fitting consonant combinations drilled into you, and for what? The number of native […]

SCS cuts waiting list for counselling appointments by nearly 50% in two weeks

The Student Counselling Service (SCS) has revealed that their waiting list has been reduced by almost half in just two weeks. The number of students awaiting a first counselling appointment following an initial consult, which previously stood at 80, now stands at 45 students.   Speaking to Trinity News, Chuck Rashleigh, Student Counsellor and Research […]

The “right choice”

What are the characteristics that spring to mind when you think of a law student? A brilliant debater, a confident public speaker, an avid reader. Someone who spends their life in the library. A person who is capable of learning off vast amounts of facts, case names, and dates.   What are my characteristics? Someone […]

Your guide to the Trinity Ball lineup

With the announcement of the Trinity Ball lineup coming from theGMB through a live stream on Facebook last week, many students were quick to laud this year’s lineup as one of the strongest it has been in years. However, a few folks in the GMB were left scratching their head at a few of the […]

Beast from the East leaves Trinity societies and classes stranded abroad

Students of at least four societies and three department trips have been left stranded around Europe, as their flights home after their reading week trips abroad were cancelled.   Members of Dublin University History society (DU History), Dublin University Music (DU Music) society, Trinity Literary Society (LitSoc) and Dublin University Archeology (DU Archeology) society are […]

College closes until Sunday due to weather conditions

  College will close from 5pm today until Sunday morning due to heavy snow which is currently affecting the country.   Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) announced via Twitter that Trinity will close, while an email was sent to all students from the College Secretary’s Office this afternoon, informing students and staff that campus will […]

Trinity groups urge students to contact College Board to oppose supplemental fees

Numerous groups in Trinity are urging students to contact members of the College Board prior to their meeting this afternoon to oppose the introduction of supplemental fees.   Speaking to Trinity News, Manager for the Option 2 campaign, Laura Beston, said that this was a “grassroots movement” which came about “as a result of the […]

Candidates announced for the GSU Sabbatical Elections

The candidates for the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) Sabbatical Officers for the 2018/19 academic year have been announced by the GSU.   The position of GSU President is uncontested with Oisín Vince Coulter, a former Trinity News editor, running as the sole candidate.   Two candidates are running for the position of Vice-President of the […]

What happens after Repeal?

Last Tuesday, the Phil hosted “Beyond Repeal”. The Phil sought to discuss what will happen if the eighth amendment is repealed with a panel of highly respected and knowledgeable speakers.     Beginning with a brief introduction each of the speakers outlined their involvement with the campaign. Julie O’Donnell spoke first of her personal experience […]

SJP submits petition for TCDSU referendum on Israeli boycott

The Trinity Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group handed in a petition calling for a referendum on Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU)’s support of a College-wide boycott of Israel on “anti-apartheid” grounds today.   The group gathered approximately 1,200 signatures, exceeding the 500 quota. In a statement to Trinity News, the group stated […]


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