94% of DCU students vote to remain in USI

Dublin City University Students’ Union (DCUSU) has voted to remain part of the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) by a margin of 94%. The result was announced this evening at the end of two days of voting. A total of 2,304 votes were cast, with 2,176 voting ‘Yes’ to staying in USI.   Speaking […]

96% of older adults consuming less than recommended amounts of dairy

Trinity’s Centre for Medical Gerontology have released the largest study to date on diets in older adults. The study involved 4,300 people aged over 60 from the Trinity Ulster Department of Agriculture (TUDA) and found that 96% of this group are consuming less than the Department of Health (DoH) recommended allowances of three or more dairy […]

Music, readings and more at LitSoc’s Songs of Ice and Fire

  Tuesday evening saw the Literary Society’s event Songs of Ice and Fire take place in the GMB. To say it was ‘lit’ would be an understatement. The plush sofas of the room made for the perfect environment to listen to the readers and the musicians perform.   The evening of music and literature began […]

European Court of Justice dismisses claim against Trinity for discriminatory pension rules

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed a claim made by a retired lecturer against Trinity College for unfair treatment on the grounds of sex and age discrimination regarding its pension rules. The ruling was made last Thursday.   Dr David Parris (70), a lecturer in French who worked for the university between 1972 […]

Women in Leadership

  “As a woman, people are going to level a lot more criticism at you.”   This was a remark made by Annie Hoey, Deputy President of the USI, as she recalled the harsh media coverage she faced when campaigning for her position. Hoey was one of the  speakers at the second event of TCDSU’s […]

Trinity students receive wide acclaim for ISL carol video

Three Trinity students have received a massive social media response this week for their Irish sign language rendition of a well known Christmas Carol. Abbie O’Neill, Joanne O’Donnell and Amy Durkin are students in the Centre of Deaf Studies.   The three girls released “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” onto the sign language vlog […]

“Scholars At Risk” conference opened by President Michael D. Higgins

“Scholars and universities are not simply the collateral casualties of conflict; they very often are the very focus for such conflict” -Michael D. Higgins   Established at the University of Chicago in 1999, Scholars At Risk (SAR) is an international network of institutes and individuals who are dedicated to promoting academic freedom and protecting scholars […]

EU report finds 21% of Irish people believe sex without consent to be “ok”

The results of a recent Eurobarometer poll have brought to light the “alarming” attitudes towards sexual consent and assault in Ireland. The report was carried out in June and published yesterday to mark International Day to End Violence Against Women. It was taken by 1,002 people in Ireland.   With regards to consent, 21% of Irish people […]

Nuair a bhíonn an chat amuigh, bíonn an luch ag rince – the rise of the Cumann Gaelach in the midst of a language crisis

  “It is a bit sad though that English speakers go there not even attempting to speak Irish. How hard is it to say “pionta Guinness le do thoil”?”   Bhuaileas le Ciarán Wadd, Leas-Reachtaire an Chumainn, atá ina thriú bliain dena chúrsa Gaeilge agus Fraincís ar an gcoláiste. Thosaigh Ciarán a bheith páirteach sa […]

Trinity professor launches education programme for young unemployed adults

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has launched a programme, led by a Trinity professor, to help young unemployed adults in Dublin’s north inner city gain employment. The launch took place last night in Trinity Chapel.   Career Local Employment Action Partnership (LEAP) targets 18-25 year olds and aims to develop the […]


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