Trinity professor expresses concern over possible fee increases for NI students

A Trinity professor has expressed her “horror” that Northern Irish students, following Brexit, may have to pay non-EU fees in order to study at a third level institution in the Republic of Ireland and vice-versa. Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern Irish History, and Chairperson of the Irish Research Council, Jane Ohlmeyer spoke of her concern […]

Minister for Education announces new employer investment mechanism for higher education

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, have announced the launch of a new consultation process on a proposed Exchequer-Employer Investment Mechanism, which will operate from 2018 onwards.   Speaking in Dublin Institute of Technology last week, Minister Bruton explained that through the Exchequer-Employer Investment […]

Jailbreak teams raise €46,929 during first 12 hours of race

Following an eventful 12 hours, Jailbreak HQ has released the third clue of the race, bringing the 166 teams one step closer to “Destination X”.   The clue read: “Most of you have left the Emerald Isle, Whilst many are outside Dublin, but only just by a mile. More coordinates released, to cities and countries […]

NUI Galway votes to support Irish reunification

NUI Galway Students’ Union (NUIGSU) has voted to support the reunification of Ireland and will now call on the Irish government to hold a referendum on the issue.   The motion was proposed by Sinn Féin at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), stating: “NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island […]

Trinity not accepting results of four A-Levels subjects in NI applications

Trinity is one of seven Irish universities not to accept the results of four A-Level subjects in applications to College made by secondary school students in Northern Ireland this year. The move will prevent some students from Northern Ireland from being accepted into Irish universities. However it is expected that this change will be reversed in […]

Influence of selective breeding found on taxidermy goats

Trinity geneticists have found that modern day Irish goats lack genetic diversity due largely to intensive selective breeding that has been taking place over the past 200 years. The study is the first instance of taxidermy specimens being used to answer questions about livestock genetics.   The geneticists compared the mitochondrial DNA of modern day […]

Making College more Accessible: Damien McClean, Welfare Candidate

  Damien McClean is a Senior Sophister Mathematician from Louth. He is currently the Citizenship Officer in the Students’ Union and a Student Ambassador in the Global Room.   While recalling his first year at Trinity, McClean says “I did not feel comfortable until I got to Trinity”. He found the university to be open […]

Trinity scientists uncover new information about Baltic hunter-gatherers

A research team led by Trinity scientists have published a study outlining their findings on hunter-gatherer populations in the Baltic states. While it was previously assumed that the Baltic hunter-gather population of the Neolithic period interbred with and was subsequently overtaken by a farming population from the Levant, as was the case in western and […]

Higher Education Authority appoints new Chief Executive

Dr Graham Love has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA), following the retirement of Tom Boland last August. Dr Love will take up the position this March and will be in charge of leading the “strategic development of the Irish higher education and research system with the objective of creating […]

€360,000 fraud at Maynooth University being investigated

A Garda investigation has commenced into a €360,000 fraud at Maynooth University.   The fraud occurred in 2015 but has only recently surfaced as the university published its annual financial statement for the year ending September 2015. The document reveals that the university has suffered a loss of €362,811 as a result of fraud, which […]

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