Galway Students’ Unions reject opposition to development of student accommodation

NUI Galway Students’ Union and Galway-Mayo IT Students’ Union have rejected councillors and local residents’ opposition to the development of high end student accommodation in Galway city.   The local four-star Westwood Hotel was to be demolished and replaced by 400 student beds but the plan has been met with opposition from local residents, who […]

USI expresses concern over spending in higher education institutions

  The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed concern over the spending of students and taxpayer’s money in higher education institutions, following revelations about the use of finances in colleges across the country, which were outlined in an RTE Investigates programme that aired on Thursday night.   The programme revealed numerous examples of […]

Trinity PhD student designs website for families of transgender young people

A new website, which aims to help the families of gender diverse children and transgender young people, has been designed as part of a PhD study by a Trinity College PhD student and will be launched in Trinity today.   The website, GenderEd.ie, aims to provide families with reliable and accessible information that will help […]

Schols, the Hist, and sixty letters: Ed Burke at Trinity

    As you walk through Front Gate, you may notice the bronze statue of Edmund Burke standing tall, erected in 1868 by the sculptor John H Foley. From John Joly to Mary Robinson, many have attended Trinity and gone on to become global leaders in their field. Burke is among those who still influence […]

Why do you care that I don’t want to have sex?

On Valentine’s Day, I visited the doctor. He examined me to find that clamminess, tiredness, irregular discharge and glandular swelling could all point towards an STD. The following conversation occurred:   Him: “Is their any chance you have an STD?”   Me: “No, I’m not sexually active.”   Him: “And you haven’t been for how […]

Trinity SIPTU members to ballot for industrial action, as Unite makes similar decision

  The prospect of an industrial dispute taking place between College and the non-academic trade unions in Trinity has increased, with decisions taken by the two major unions to ballot members for industrial action, in the case of SIPTU, or to ballot pending a further committee meeting, as in the case of Unite.   Members […]

Students must show solidarity with Trade Unions

  For the first time in years Trinity faces the prospect of industrial action. The current impasse between non-academic staff and College could be ended through a negotiated settlement; however, we cannot ignore the important implications of the policies College has been pursuing. Our article reports claims of an unofficial policy of replacing permanent positions […]

Trinity College Law Review Speaker Series – The Irish Judiciary: Origins, Culture, and Reform?

Driven by a passion for all things Irish and judicial, law students and others turned out in force last night for a panel discussion organised by the Trinity College Law Review at the GMB. The first event of the Law Review’s Distinguished Speaker series, ‘The Irish Judiciary: Origins, Culture, and Reform?’, considered various aspects of […]

College to sell naming rights to donors for €1 million

Trinity is seeking to sell the naming rights to areas of campus in a deal which will earn €1 million over the first five years. College will appoint consultants to identify individuals or organisations willing to participate in the deal, which would see them pay €200,000 a year in exchange for the “name plate”.   […]

Phil bring the glitz and glamour with club Philth

Club Philth, the annual Freshers’ Week extravaganza of drinking and debauchery co-hosted this year by the Phil, Trinity Arts Festival and Q-Soc, took place on Thursday evening. Over 800 Trinity students descended upon the Grand Social for a Studio 54-inspired party that proved to be a true highlight of the busy Trinity Freshers’ schedule. Despite […]

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Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

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Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan