Trinity officially announces plan to divest from fossil fuel companies

Trinity College has announced today its intention to sell off investments in fossil fuel companies, becoming the first Irish university to do so. The move comes in response to a 15 month student campaign, spearheaded in Trinity by Fossil Free TCD, to reduce the college’s dependence on the fossil fuel industry for income. Trinity currently […]

A Revival of student activism: Fueling divestment with Fossil Free TCD

“Trinity had investments worth approximately €6.1m in companies such as Shell Global, ExxonMobil, BP and TransCanada Corporation.”   6.1 million euro is a lot of money – it’s a national lottery prize, a small island in the Philippines, or 62,500 years’ worth of Spotify premium. It is also the approximate amount of money that College […]

Views from the Six

  The majority of students are familiar with the Students’ Union’s sabbatical officers, but can the same be said of the SU’s part-time officers? Who are these faces from House 6, and just how do they work to contribute to student life in Trinity? Q:What drew you to the role of Environmental Officer? Did you […]

Sell the Kells

“Hi, would you be interested in signing our petition towards selling the Book of Kells?”   It is in no way unusual to be approached by whichever group or society have claimed the tables on the first floor of the Arts Block to promote a campaign; ticket sales for the latest mystery tour for instance, […]

Strong attendance at Campaign Hub launch

Last night saw the launch of TCDSU’s ‘Campaign Hub’ at the dining hall. There were speakers from various groups and campaigns, introduced by TCDSU President Kieran McNulty, who also spoke. Speakers included representatives from TCDSU Repeal the 8th Committee, Gender Equality Officer Rachel Skelly, Claire Dowling from Scholars at Risk and representatives of Fossil Free […]

Fossil Free TCD discusses ideas for potential sustainability proposal at open meeting

The main focus of the meeting was on discussing potential ideas for a sustainability plan and how to gather input from staff and students when putting together a proposal for the board

Anger as Fossil Free TCD meeting removed from Berkeley Library space

The group were reportedly informed that the LaunchPad space is “place for capitalism.”

Fossil Free TCD: Trinity must follow its strategic plan and divest

We want to show that students still have the power to have a positive influence on the pressing issues of our time

TCDSU and Fossil Free TCD kick off first ever Divestment Week with fossil free forum

When asked about the role of direct action, Ruane replied that: “We have not received a ‘no’ from the Board,” but was open to the idea of further mobilisation if divestment is not considered

Can Trinity be the global leader it yearns to be despite unethical investment?

As TCDSU celebrates its first ever Divestment Week, senior reporter Jessie Dolliver examines what impact College’s investments and activities have on its image

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