Garda investigation launched in IT Sligo as letter threatening to shoot students found

  A Garda investigation has been launched following the discovery of a letter allegedly written by an Institute of Technology (IT), Sligo student threatening to shoot fellow students in an exam hall next month.   The letter was discovered in a classroom on Tuesday, December 6. The author claims to have been picked on for […]

Diary of a Fresher: Revisited

In September, a group of fresh-faced first-years shared their first days as college students. They documented their experiences – everything from the infamous “Freshers’ flu”, those drawn-out introductory lectures, and spending way too much on societies that they were likely to never go near again.   Aidan Carolan- Junior Freshman Law and French Looking back […]

Alert issued by the UL following outbreak of STDs

The University of Limerick has issued an “urgent alert” to its student body via email today regarding an outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).   The email alert, sent out by Dr Ronan Ryder on behalf of the Student Health Centre, warned all students of “an outbreak of gonorrhoea and chlamydia on campus.” The email […]

Five places to get a carvery: Student-style Christmas dinner

The Dublin food scene has an ever-growing wide array of cuisines to choose from, from Mexican burrito joints and Italian pizza places to Chinese buffets and Greek cafés.  However, as the evenings close in and December 25th becomes more of a reality than a daydream, sometimes all I find myself craving is a decent wholesome […]

TCD Fossil Free lobby for national divestment along with Irish NGOs and members of Parliament

  Following up on Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) announcement yesterday, TCD Fossil Free moved to lobby government for national fossil fuel divestment outside the Dáil today.   Today marked the last year of the campaign, but the group intend to push forward, from a college-wide campaign to a national divestment movement. The Irish government has […]

TCDSU Council removes Off-Campus Officer position, elects RAG Week committee members

The Council of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) opened this evening’s meeting with the elimination of the role of Off-Campus Officer, along with the election of 7 members to the RAG Week committee.   When no nominations were forthcoming for the role of Off-Campus officer, Education Officer Dale Whelehan proposed the elimination of the […]

Motion on gender neutral bathrooms passed at TCDSU Council

Proposed by LGBT Rights Officer Sean O’Carroll, the motion mandates that gender neutral bathrooms be available at all SU events, where feasible. The Rights officer and President are further mandated to work with the college to get gender neutral bathrooms available in every building in college. Gender neutral bathrooms have already been provided in the […]

Motion for TCDSU to campaign on PrEP passed

Proposed by LGBT Rights Officer Sean O’Caroll, and seconded by Natural Sciences Convenor Laura Matthews, the motion to campaign for the introduction of “PrEP” was put forward to Student Council. “PrEP” (Pre-Exposure Prohylaxis) is the use of anti-HIV medication to reduce the risk of infection.   The motion read that “Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an […]

The ten most Trinity Christmas presents you could get

  The Christmas season is upon us. One of the perks of this joyous time are the presents. A Trinity Christmas gift is extra-special, and here is the definitive list of what you can expect to receive as a Trinity student.   Trinity Gift Shop Jumper Kicking things off, we have this unique item of […]

Trinity / Identity : Religion

  “The other side of religion is that you go into yourself. There is more to life than what you can see, taste and touch than scientific rationale.” What happens when you ask a Catholic, a Muslim, a Jew, a Wiccan, a Methodist minister and an Agnostic the same five questions about religion?   These […]


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