DIT reverse garda vetting policy for access programme students

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has reversed a decision to require Garda vetting as an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students on its Access Foundation programme.   In a statement issued to Campus.ie, Head of Admissions Frank Costello said: “there will not now be a requirement for Garda vetting at application stage.” The […]

Provost moves out of 1 Grafton Street due to Luas works

Provost Patrick Prendergast has moved from 1 Grafton Street into a city centre apartment in Dublin 2 to escape the noise of the ongoing Luas Cross City construction works. The move to the College owned property occurred just before Christmas and is being financed by Trinity.   The property in question was purchased by the […]

92% of Unite members vote in favour of industrial action

A second trade union representing non-academic staff in Trinity has voted in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action. 92% of Unite trade union members voted in favour of industrial action, with a turnout of 73%.   The prospect of industrial action has been increasing for a number of months, with the […]

Hustings on Irish reunification preferendum takes place

The hustings on the Irish reunification campaign took place today at 2pm on the Dining Hall steps. Campaigning in the referendum started on March 9, with voting in the preferendum taking place tomorrow and Wednesday, March 14 and 15.   Two campaigns have begun within Trinity from groups supporting neutrality and reunification. The unity group […]

Suas ar Scoil: A unique and fun learning environment for DEIS school students

The birth of Suas ar Scoil   “Visiting the school twice a week and working in these intensive groups has proven to be a huge success, not only improving the capabilities of the students but also their self-confidence with Gaeilge.”     “The experiences from working in disadvantaged schools at home and abroad inspired me […]

Trinity team win Jailbreak 2017

A Trinity team made up of two 2nd Year Business Studies and French students has won Jailbreak 2017. Liam Cronin and Mark Perham reached Location X just before 5pm this evening.   The mysterious location was revealed to be the Second Tower of San Marino’s Three Towers, located on the highest of Monte Titano’s summits. […]

TCDSU Council Round-up

The sixth Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) took place this evening in the Stanley Quek theatre in TBSI.   A strategy for providing support for off-campus students was passed tonight by TCDSU. The strategy plans to address issues based around three central issues; financial hardship, representation and support, and tackling isolation.   Proposals include […]

Polls show Keane predicted to win SU President race

A poll conducted by Trinity News has predicted that Kevin Keane will be the new Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President, while Laura Grady looks set to win the Welfare race. The poll of 1,010 students, which was carried out from Wednesday, February 17, to Friday, February 19, also shows that all uncontested candidates […]

CSC issues warning about use of societies’ Twitter accounts in SU elections

The Central Societies Committee (CSC) has issued an email warning to societies about using social media relating to the societies to engage in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical elections.   The email, seen by Trinity News, read: “It has been brought to the attention of the CSC that society Twitter accounts have been […]

Trinity Ball sells out in just under 5 hours

Trinity Ball has sold out in just under 5 hours today. Tickets, priced at €87, went on sale this morning at 9am with Trinity Ents posting on Facebook that all online and offline tickets had been purchased just before 2pm.   Speaking on the development, Ents Officer for Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), Padraic […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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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