Trinity professor appointed as sole academic on committee for national drug and alcohol strategy

 Trinity professor Catherine Comiskey has been appointed to the role of sole academic expert on the National Oversight Committee, which is responsible for implementing the new national drug and alcohol strategy for 2017-2025.   Regarding her appointment, the healthcare statistics professor at the school of nursing and midwifery stated that she was “honoured” to be […]

The misadventures of first-time attendees of Trinity Ball

It is no mean feat for every stereotype of middle-class students to be fulfilled in one night. Love it or hate it, this private black-tie event held on campus is part and parcel of the spirit of Trinity.   Criticism tends to centre on the lineup, and then on the price. Granted, it’s hard to […]

Surviving college as a non-drinker

Growing up in a Muslim household and spending most of my secondary school years in Dubai has resulted in me never having been around alcohol. As such, it has never been a topic of conversation with my friends and nor has it been my go-to source of fun.

Time for student bodies to get serious about providing alcohol-free spaces

If student representatives are really serious about preventing alcohol abuse, they need to do more than run campaigns.

Strict drink regulation creating nation of binge drinkers

Legislation ostensibly put in place to combat Ireland’s long-standing problems with alcohol has had an unwanted side effect.

Rape Crisis Network commends USI break with drinkaware.ie

Lia Flattery Staff Writer The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI) has issued a statement in support of the Union of Students in Ireland’s decision to drop its association with drinkaware.ie. In a statement to Trinity News, RCNI director, Fiona Neary, said that, “The promotion of alcohol consumption by drinkaware was rightly recognised by the […]

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