An overview of the motions passed at the tonight’s first TCDSU Council
The first Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) took place this evening in the Stanley Quek theatre in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI).
The meeting opened with the election of the Constitutional Review group. The election saw current Communications …
The motion raised strong criticism regarding data protection rights
A motion to compile data on the gender of Class Reps and other elected student officers was pushed to next Council this evening following concerns raised over data protection issues.
Gender Equality Officer Aoife Grimes raised the motion at Council …
All the positions were filled with many contested races
Committee members for the Welfare, Education, and Communications committees as well as two representatives for the Modular Billing Working Group and three members for the Constitutional Review Group were elected tonight at the first Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) …
Flood noted that College should consult with student representatives
Trinity College Students’ Union (TCDSU) Ents officer David Flood has voiced his sympathy to students following the launch of a petition to move the date of Trinity Ball. Speaking to Trinity News, Flood said: “I’ve no say or influence or …
Federation sees “rainy day fund” as sign that funding crisis was “ignored”
The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has today criticised Budget 2019 for what it sees as a lack of attention to higher education. The federation noted that “it is incredible that this year’s Budget set aside €1.5bn for a …
Donohue also announced a 0.1% increase in the National Training Fund
An additional €150m is allocated in Budget 2019 for investment in higher education, further education, and research, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue has announced.
Laying out the new budget, Donohue also announced a 0.1% increase in the National Training Fund …
USI believe that the fund does nothing for students “struggling to access a degree”
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have today criticised a proposed €500 million “rainy day fund” which will come “instead of investment in third level education”. USI are set to demonstrate at 8am tomorrow at Leinster House “to publicly …
Mhic Mhathúna, vocal critic of CervicalCheck failure, died yesterday
Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES) held a candle-lit vigil in Front Square this evening in memory of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women to speak out about the CervicalCheck scandal in recent months.
Speaking to Trinity News, DUGES …
Trinity lost €974,781 to email fraud last year
Trinity has spent €184,000 investigating the loss of €974,781 to email fraud last year. The fee was paid to IT specialists investigating the fraud and on legal fees trying to recover the funds.
College successfully recovered 22% of lost funds, …
O’Toole’s appointment follows resignation of former CEO Graham Love
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has appointed Paul O’Toole as CEO following the resignation of Dr Graham Love from the role in August. O’Toole is expected to take on the position from the end of this month.
In a statement …