Academic staff to ballot on industrial action in coming days

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), the union representing academic, administrative and library staff , is to ballot members for strike action. On March 21, members of the Trinity College Branch Executive of IFUT, met to discuss disputes with College management surrounding the refusal to award permanent contracts to staff in administrative, library and […]

DUGES criticises CSC after quorum not met at AGM

Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES) have voiced their frustration with the Central Societies Committee (CSC) after they were unable to change their name to the Feminist Society at the CSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on March 21. The failure to change the society’s name came as a result of a quorum of treasurers […]

USI candidates voted on at TCDSU Council

Candidates running for election to roles in the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) spoke this evening at Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council. Class representatives were asked to vote on which candidate TCDSU would support at USI Council. The six representatives from TCDSU were mandated to support Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha for Vice President […]

A Captain’s Run

Confidence is like obscenity: hard to define, but you know it when you see it. One thing that isn’t difficult to pin down is where this confidence arises from. Sport has played a big part in the life of Róisín Harbison. From a young age, her mother, an interprovincial squash player, and her father, an […]

Students cross a picket line every day

  I grew up surrounded by trade unionists. I distinctly remember seeing a news report about an industrial action on the news when my mother said: “If I ever crossed a picket line, my father would turn in his grave.” Her father, my grandfather, was born in inner-city Dublin, and having helped build the ESB […]

TCDSU Council votes on allocating €320,000 of HEA funding

A motion brought to Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council by TCDSU President Kieran McNulty to assign funding made available by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to the Students’ Union, has passed. The HEA is a body which advises the Minister for Education and Skills and the government on higher education policy. It is […]

Talking about fight club

  “Some people get punched in the face once and won’t come back, some people just get a feel for it. It’s perfectly normal not to want to get punched in the face”   “He’s a southpaw and I hadn’t copped it,” he says as he pushes his chair back from the table, the better […]

Trinity students pay nearly €600,000 in library fines as USI voices concerns

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has voiced concern that rising library fines are potentially being used by universities as a “money making mechanism.” Figures obtained by The Herald under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that students paid a total of €2,786,930 in library fines over a five year period. These fines were […]

Learning to manage my mental health

Health and Wellbeing   “It was only later that I realised all of these moments of insomnia, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and paranoia were panic attacks”   Statistics about mental health always seemed so abstract to me. The leading cause of death for men between the ages of 15 and 34 in Ireland is […]

Alert issued by the UL following outbreak of STDs

The University of Limerick has issued an “urgent alert” to its student body via email today regarding an outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).   The email alert, sent out by Dr Ronan Ryder on behalf of the Student Health Centre, warned all students of “an outbreak of gonorrhoea and chlamydia on campus.” The email […]

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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

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan