Strike action averted at Dundalk Institute of Technology

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) said that their objectives had been met, so strike was no longer necessary

A strike planned by staff at Dundalk Institute of Technology for next week has been called off, having been originally scheduled to go ahead on Tuesday November 19. Management at the institute of technology have conceded to union demands, namely …

USI votes to back rent strikes

USI’s National Council voted to mandate the union to support campaigns involving rent strikes in campus accommodation

The National Council of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have voted to mandate the union to support campaigns involving rent strikes in campus accommodation.

The motion was proposed by USI’s Deputy President Michelle Bryne and will require the

Network for cracking down on academic cheating meets for first time

One in seven graduates admit to having paid someone to write an essay for them

Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s (QQI) new network established to detect and punish academic cheating met for the first time yesterday, warning of the dangers of “essay mills” which produce written-to-order assignments for paying students. 

The network is made up of

Pro-chancellor: Government proposals “erode autonomy and diversity” of Trinity

Sean Barrett said that the proposals would “lead to a society which cannot tolerate even one automous university”

Pro-chancellor of Trinity, Sean Barrett, has condemned government proposals to reduce universities’ ability to govern themselves directly, arguing that the changes would erode the “autonomy and diversity of Irish universities” and Trinity in particular. 

In a 2,000 word statement, Barrett

Dundalk Institute of Technology staff to undertake one-day strike

Lecturers are to strike against a lack of consultation on the institute’s strategic plan

Lecturers and researchers of Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are set to undertake a one-day strike on Tuesday, November 19, as announced by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) last night.


99.1% of staff voted in favour of this strike

Trinity claims it was overcharged €300,000 by Dublin City Council

Trinity is being charged because of the planning permission deal for the E3 Learning Foundry

Trinity alleges that they have been overcharged €300,000 by Dublin City Council for the new E3 Learning Foundry. 

Dublin City Council granted planning permission to Trinity for the new development provided that Trinity contributes €744,311 towards public infrastructure and the

Analysis: Consent education in college

Jack Ryan, News Analysis Editor, looks at consent education in Irish universities

Depending on who you ask, you may well receive a different answer on what it means to give or receive consent. “It’s simple”, someone might say, “No means No and Yes means Yes”. But in an environment where 32% of …

Rising number of students reporting sexual assaults to rape crisis centres

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Sexual Violence Centre Cork both reported an increase in students accessing their services

Rape crisis centres have stated that they are experiencing an increasing number of students and young people contacting them, having been the victim of a sexual assault. 

Speaking to Trinity News, a spokesperson for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said