Motion to assist Scholar at Risk Bashana Abeywardena passed at Council

A motion, proposed by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty and seconded by Ents Officer Padraic Rowley has mandated the union to give €6,000 to Scholar at Risk, Bashana Abeywarden, to help cover his fees and accommodation for attending Trinity.   The motion noted “that the SU is mandated to help Scholars at Risk,” […]

DU Dance win Linklaters competition

Linklaters have announced that DU Dance have won their annual “Pitch Your Ambition” competition, winning a prize of £5,000 which they will put towards practice spaces. DU Dance has struggled to find a suitable space to practise this year as its original space, Regent House, has been unavailable for use during its redevelopment as a tourist centre.   […]

First ever joint Trinity News and University Times hustings takes place

The first ever media hustings, co-hosted by Trinity News and the University Times, took place tonight in the Lloyd Institute. The second hustings of the election campaign for the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical officer positions saw the twelve candidates – in the races of President, Welfare, Education, Entertainment, Communications and Marketing and the University […]

Students must show solidarity with Trade Unions

  For the first time in years Trinity faces the prospect of industrial action. The current impasse between non-academic staff and College could be ended through a negotiated settlement; however, we cannot ignore the important implications of the policies College has been pursuing. Our article reports claims of an unofficial policy of replacing permanent positions […]

Motion to be brought to TCDSU Council on disability rights

A motion will be brought to Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) by a group of students in Hilary term to pressure the government to ratify the UN Convention of Rights for Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Ireland signed up to the framework in 2007, but remains the only European country not to make it legally […]

1990s volume of ‘Trinity Tales’ launched in Long Room

  Last night saw the launch of the fourth volume of Trinity Tales, a series of books detailing life in College through contributions from various alumni. Each book is based around a decade, with the first dealing with the 1960s. Published by The Lilliput Press, this volume was edited by Catherine Heaney and has contributions from […]

Hist bare all with opening debate of the year

Hist welcome popular Irish comedian Katherine Lynch for ‘Free the Nipple’ debate.

Phil comedy debate starts year with laughter

GMB welcomes students & comedians who ‘do it for the likes.’

What Netanyahu’s victory says about Israeli politics

The results of the Israeli election put the final nail in the coffin of the idea that a just peace between Israel and the Palestinians is possible through goodwill.

The reconfiguration of Irish politics has already happened

With polls indicating that a left-right divide has finally emerged in Ireland, the time is right for a broad alliance of progressive forces.


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