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Trinity alumnus Michael Longley wins PEN Pinter literary award

The annual prize, first established in 2009, is awarded to a writer from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth

Trinity alumnus Michael Longley has been awarded the 2017 PEN Pinter award for his poetry. He will receive the award at a ceremony in the British Library on October 10th, where he will also give an address.

The annual prize,

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Trinity research shows glucose may hold key role in fighting cancer

Starving dendritic cells of glucose can stimulate immune system response to antigens.

Researchers at Trinity have discovered that glucose may play a key role in fighting cancer.

Glucose is a sugar which is vital for energy and cell growth. When responding to infections, the immune system becomes active and uses high amounts …

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Trinity PhD student designs website for families of transgender young people

The website, GenderEd.ie, aims to provide families with reliable and accessible information that will help them support their transgender family member(s)

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

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Several universities resist declaring tens of millions in accounts

In addition, two universities have paid large, additional sums to staff members, and widespread non-compliance with procedural rules have been found

Several Irish universities have resisted declaring tens of millions of euro in private trusts and foundations in their accounts, according to the Irish Times.

An audit of Irish university accounts has also revealed that many universities have failed to comply …

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Minister announces research fellowship scheme for Irish students

The scheme will see students undertake research at the Smithsonian Institution, Harry Ransom Center and the Exploratorium in San Francisco

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional Affairs, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys has announced the awarding of $60,000 towards the establishment of short-term research fellowships for Irish postgraduate students. The fellowships will take place in three of the top …

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TCDSU continues to push for greater availability of gender neutral bathrooms

SU President Kieran McNulty launches petition to extend access to gender neutral bathrooms to TBSI

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Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty has launched a petition for the College Board to create gender-neutral bathrooms in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) on Pearse Street following the implementation of three gender neutral bathrooms in …

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“Marine repairmen” study from Trinity professor shows limpets as construction workers of the seashore

David Taylor, a biomechanics engineer, has published findings on how the marine snails use construction techniques to survive

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David Taylor, from Trinity’s Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin, has discovered that marine snails are found plastered on rocks at low tide. His new research has recently been published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

Limpets often suffer

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Conference causes row between UCC and Israeli Embassy

The conference, entitled International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism, is due to be held in April

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A row has erupted between the Embassy of Israel in Dublin and University College Cork (UCC) over plans to host a conference from March 31 to April 2 in UCC on the legitimacy of the state of Israel. The conference,

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Jillian Wilson appointed Head of Central Events at Trinity’s Commercial Revenue Unit

The move comes after increased efforts to raise extra revenue for College

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Trinity College has appointed Jillian Wilson as the new Head of Central Events within the Commercial Revenue Unit, furthering attempts to cement the college as a city centre hub for conferences and events. Wilson, who studied Law in Trinity, has …

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€360,000 fraud at Maynooth University being investigated

Allegedly occurred in 2015 but has only surfaced now

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A Garda investigation has commenced into a €360,000 fraud at Maynooth University.

The fraud occurred in 2015 but has only recently surfaced as the university published its annual financial statement for the year ending September 2015. The document reveals that

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