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Plant protein key to combating global warming?

Legumes such as peas, beans and lentils have been found to have the highest nutrient density and the lowest environmental production costs

New research from a collaborative European Union (EU) project TRUE – “Transition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe” (TRUE) has implicated that plant protein is the key to combating hunger and mitigating against global warming. Legumes, such as

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Irish students paying second-highest fees in Europe

The UK charges third-level students the highest fees in Europe coming in at just over €10,000 per year

 

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)

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Former SU Education Officer appointed to Quality Assurance group for European Students’ Union

The European Students’ Union is an umbrella organization of 45 National Unions of Students’ from 38 countries

Former Trinity Student Union, Education Officer Dale Whelehan, has been appointed as the only Irish student representative for the Quality Assurance Expert Pool at the European Students’ Union (ESU). The ESU is an umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of …

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Cycling can be “scary and hazardous” in Dublin, Trinity researchers find

The study used data from the 2011 census

A study carried out by researchers in Trinity College and University College Dublin (UCD) has found that while cycling does have many benefits, it can also be “scary and hazardous” in the Dublin area, particularly for young men.

While the …

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Analysing Ireland’s high third level dropout rates

InDepth editor Peter O’Donovan takes a look at why 1 in 6 college students drop out before the end of their first year

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“Approximately 1 in 6 students who start a college course are likely to leave the course before the end of first year”

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The number of students studying at Irish third level institutions has risen dramatically in the past 50

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The case for going off-books

Neasa Candon spent a year as a ‘free mover’ instead of going on Erasmus – one of the best decisions of her life. She explains the differences, benefits and how to apply

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It’s December; the Toy Show has passed, the nights are longer, and the procrastination more intense than ever, meaning only one thing — Christmas is on the way! Once a time for peaceful reflection, the four week break now spells

Brexit: The UK’s difficultly is Ireland’s opportunity

Aaron Reen highlights Ireland’s opportunities in the wake of Brexit

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In what the Prendervost would surely style as a phoenix from the ashes-esque process, a new business school will emerge from the rubble of Luce Hall. And in this, “the physical home of Ireland’s new generation of job creators”, economist

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Western hypocrisy is at the root of the refugee crisis

When Cold War politics plunged many Middle Eastern and African countries into conflict and poverty, the West has a duty to take in the people who flee.

COMMENTA couple of weeks ago, I went to a talk on the refugee crisis hosted by Trinity’s Society for International Affairs (SOFIA) where one of the speakers was a young man who happened to be a Syrian refugee.  Although I

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