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Trinity officially announces plan to divest from fossil fuel companies

College joins a worldwide initiative to break financial ties with the fossil fuel industry

NEWSTrinity 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

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

Catherine Hearn of Fossil Free TCD outlines their campaign for the divestment of college funds from the fossil fuel industry

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“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’

Life, News

Views from the Six

Deputy Trinity Life Editor Emma McCarthy sits down with current Environmental Officer Thomas Emmet to discuss his role, the responsibilities involved, and the distinctly green plans set to appear on students’ horizons this year

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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 …

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Sell the Kells

Fossil Free TCD’s tongue-in-cheek petition provides a novel way to draw attention to Trinity’s decision on divestment this November

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“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

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Strong attendance at Campaign Hub launch

Kieran McNulty, TCDSU President launches ‘Campaign Hub’ to help support and coordinate student activism on campus

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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 …

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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

NEWSThe Fossil Free TCD campaign tonight held their final open meeting of the academic year in the wake of their meeting with the University Board. The campaign has been pushing for Trinity to fully divest from fossil fuels and has …

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Anger as Fossil Free TCD meeting removed from Berkeley Library space

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

NEWSCollege has come under fire from students involved in the Fossil Free TCD campaign group as it emerged that their meeting Wednesday evening was removed from the Blackstone LaunchPad space, situated in the Berkeley library. The group were reportedly informed

Comment, Editorial

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

We write this piece in the hope that all readers understand the urgent need for immediate action regarding divestment from Trinity’s holdings in the fossil fuel industry.

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. At the 2015 …

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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

NEWSThis week, from February 8 to 12, Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) and Fossil Free TCD are holding Trinity’s first ever Divestment Week. The week takes place alongside similar initiatives in various other universities in the UK and is …

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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

NEWSEver since I first set foot in Trinity I knew I wanted to study here. This was in part, I suppose, due to the stately imposing buildings and chattering colourful students. More than anything, I was attracted to how current

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