Labour Court orders payment, but not reinstatement, of Ali Selim in unfair dismissal case

Ali Selim was awarded €7,500 by the Labour Court after his dismissal from Trinity in 2018 

The Labour Court has awarded €7,500 to Ali Selim, a former lecturer, after it ruled Selim that had been unfairly dismissed from his position as an Arabic lecturer following comments he made on RTÉ regarding female circumcision

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Irish Refugee Council criticizes new restrictions for asylum seekers

New restrictions have caused an increase in asylum seekers who must turn down college offers

The Irish Refugee Council has criticized newly placed restrictions on asylum seekers hoping to gain access to third-level education in Ireland, stating that there has been an increase in the number of asylum seeker-students who are forced to turn down

TCDSU receive highest ever number of class rep nominations

790 students were nominated for class rep positions this year

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) claim to have recorded the highest ever number of nominations for Class Representatives.

In an email statement to Trinity News, the union reported that 790 undergraduate students have put their names forward to sit

New consent campaign launched across Cork colleges

The campaign responds to a spike last year in students reporting incidents of rape during Fresher’s week

A new consent campaign, targeted towards students, has been launched in Cork city this week.

The campaign has been intiated in response to a spike last September in the cases of rape reported to the the Cork Sexual Violence Centre …

Irish colleges partner with Chinese universities accused of cyber crimes

Data and technology experts express concern over research collaborations between Irish colleges and Chinese universities

Concerns have been expressed over partnerships between a number of Irish colleges, including Trinity, and Chinese universities accused of cybercrimes. 

The research collaborations were signed off by John Halligan, The Minister of State for Training and Skills, and Wang Zhigang,