Three Trinity students win global prizes at Undergraduate Awards

   Three global and seven regional winners come from Trinity at this year’s Undergraduate Awards, the world’s largest academic awards programme, which received a record number of 6,432 submissions this year.   Trinity was the only Irish college to receive global awards at this year’s ceremony. In addition, 47 Trinity students were given the distinction […]

Trinity students launch petition calling for elimination of single-use plastics on campus

  A group of Trinity students have launched a petition calling for the elimination of the sale and use of single-use plastics on the college campus, including cutlery, cups, bottles and packaging made from disposable, non-compostable plastics.   The group, called TCD Plastic Solutions, have collected over 1,000 signatures so far. In addition to the ridding […]

Irish students paying second-highest fees in Europe

  Irish students are paying the second-highest fees for third level education in Europe, according to report published by the European Commission.   The report, which compares the college fees in 42 European education systems, found that only the United Kingdom (UK) charges students more for third level education than Ireland, with fees reaching just […]

Students among 30,000 at March for Choice ahead of referendum

Students were among the 30,000 protesters taking part in today’s 6th annual March For Choice, calling for the repeal of the eighth amendment ahead of the abortion referendum scheduled for next May or June.   Speaking to Trinity News prior to the march, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kevin Keane reflected on the […]

Dublin City Council considering regulation change to avoid “over-concentration” of student accommodation

  Dublin City Council is considering a proposal stating that developers must ensure there is not an “over-concentration” of student accommodation within a 1 km area, a step up from current regulations which state there should not be an over-concentration in a 250 m space.   The proposed variation was based on a request by […]

Rents reach new all-time high while supply of accommodation continues to drop

  Rents have reached an all-time high while the supply of accommodation continues to drop, as students from across the country scramble to find accommodation for the upcoming college year.   A quarterly report published by property website Daft.ie has found that rents across Ireland were at an all-time high for the fifth quarter in a […]

296 bed student accommodation to be constructed for 2018

A €43 million contract for the development of a 296 bed student residence was signed earlier today by BAM Ireland and Global Student Accommodation (GSA), and is expected to be completed by September 2018.   The residence, Uninest Mill II, will be located in Merchants Quay alongside another 400 bed student residence constructed by GSA. […]

Several universities resist declaring tens of millions in accounts

Several Irish universities have resisted declaring tens of millions of euro in private trusts and foundations in their accounts, according to the Irish Times.   An audit of Irish university accounts has also revealed that many universities have failed to comply with procedural rules, while a range of governance issues within Irish universities has also […]

UL makes €186,000 settlement following sabbatical pay controversy

The University of Limerick (UL) has made a settlement of €186,000 with the Revenue Commissioners after issues were raised about how the university paid staff on sabbatical leave.   Concerns over the payment of staff on sabbatical leave emerged during questioning of UL’s financial accounts for 2014/15. The revelations form part of a wider controversy […]

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 […]

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