Trinity Dental Technology student loses €1,450 in rental scam

  Charlotte Kershaw, a Senior Sophister student in Dental Technology at Trinity, lost €1,450 on rental accommodation advertised through the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Facebook page.    When speaking to Trinity News, Kershaw said: “The girl advertising it was ‘the previous tenant’. She passed on the landlord’s details and we were in contact before the […]

Trinity invests almost €700,000 in military contractors and cigarette producers

The Sunday Independent has reported that Trinity has invested nearly €350,000 in Europe’s largest military contractor, in addition to €323,387 invested in one of the world’s largest cigarette producers, Altria Group, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes.   Other companies in which Trinity has a stake include McDonald’s, Starbucks, Ryanair, Tiffany jewellers, Time Warner, Paddy Power […]

Students for Justice in Palestine fined for protest at Israeli ambassador talk

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been fined €150 following their protest of a talk, organised by the Society for International Affairs (SoFIA), given by the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.   Speaking to Trinity News, Ciaran O’Rourke, one of the founding members of SJP, outlined how he attended two meetings with the Junior Dean, […]

TCDSU pledges to help students affected by Luas works noise

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has pledged a number of measures to support students living on campus who have been affected by the ongoing noise of the Luas construction works.   In a statement released this evening, TCDSU said: “We had not been told of the last three weeks of Luas works and we […]

Temporary removal of Trinity from rankings due to accidentally underreporting income by €350 million

Trinity’s temporary removal from the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings was due to a series of errors in which College’s income was underreported. In records released following a Freedom of Information request by the Sunday Times, Trinity declared its annual income to be €355, instead of €355 million.   College also declared its […]

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 […]

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