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 […]

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 […]

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