55 new scholars, 10 fellows and 1 honorary fellow announced today by Provost

55 new scholars were announced today by Provost Patrick Prendergast on the steps of the Examination Hall as part of the Trinity Monday celebrations. The names of 10 fellows and 1 honorary fellow were also read out in the announcement. Prendergast was surrounded by other members of the College Board, dressed in traditional gowns, when […]

College announces sudden cancellation of Trinity Ball

College has announced that the upcoming Trinity Ball, due to take place this Friday April 7, has been cancelled. In a statement released to Trinity News today, Provost Patrick Prendergast said: “Unfortunately I must announce the cancellation of this year’s Trinity Ball due to reasons beyond our control.”   Much to the disappointment of Dublin’s […]

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 […]

Provost claims “we’re all coming from the same place” on funding issue in TCDSU Council address

The provost of Trinity, Patrick Prendergast, spoke to Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council this evening. Introducing him, TCDSU President Kieran McNulty thanked the provost for “various initiatives”, such as the proposed Student Centre, and noted that it was an uncertain time for the college, not least due to the ongoing funding crisis.   Prendergast, […]

TCD expects €34m deficit for last academic year

  Trinity College Dublin’s overall deficit is expected to have reached around €34m for the 2015-16 academic year, according to figures released today in a “Provost’s Review” of the year, which was emailed to all students.   The figure marks a deficit increase of just under €10m from a figure of €24.1m in 2014-15. Both […]

Trinity VDP light up campus

Crowds brave rain and wind to attend annual Christmas tree lighting

The strategic plan does not exist

Following the publication of College’s latest strategic plan, this one for the library, D. Joyce-Ahearne looks at the plan behind the plan.

Why I don’t appreciate working for the Prendervost for free

Dear wealthy potential Trinity students in China and the US, the student life that the provost has been telling you about is actually going to peter out any second now because it would appear he’s doing his utmost to kill it.

Provost proposes to postpone student levy changes

Trinity’s Provost has recommended that last week’s approved increases in student charges and levies be postponed until consultation with student representatives next September.

Lessons from capitalism: the Provost’s new plan

Naoise Dolan examines Prendergast’s plan to build a €70m business school and have students from all disciplines take classes in entrepreneurship.

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