TCDSU launch partnership with Offbeat Donuts

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has launched a partnership with Offbeat Donuts which will see a donut stand in the SU shop in House 6 from Monday of Freshers Week.   Speaking of the partnership, Communications and Marketing Officer Úna Harty said: “Donuts are what’s happening right now. A new shop pops up every […]

Trinity’s Cumann Gaelach wins top national prize for fifth time in six years

Trinity’s Irish language society, An Cumann Gaelach, has won the Glór na nGael national competition for best Irish language student society for the fifth time, having previously won first prize in 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2016. President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, presented the award to representatives of the society on April 22. […]

Trinity professor Sarah Alyn-Stacey named a Knight of France’s National Order of Merit

Associate Professor in French, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarah Alyn-Stacey, has been named a Knight of the National Order of Merit by French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault at a special ceremony that took place in Trinity.   Speaking at the ceremony, Alyn-Stacey said: “This is a great honour for me, for Trinity’s Department of French, […]

HEA spends €75,000 probing University of Limerick’s handling of whistleblowers

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has spent over €75,000 so far examining how the University of Limerick (UL) handled three whistleblowers who spoke out against irregular financial practices and consequent industrial relations problems.   HEA officials told the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the report it commissioned to deal with the claims cost €69,000. […]

Institutes of technology top in third-level rankings despite running significant deficits

Ireland’s institutes of technology (ITs) have fared better than universities in the 2017 edition of U-Multirank. The study compares third level institutions under different headings including research, knowledge transfer and international orientation instead of overall rankings. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and University College Cork (UCC) both received thirteen As, denoting very good scores out […]

National study by Trinity researchers shows ideology to be insignificant factor in Irish elections

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, has launched major national study on Irish voter attitudes. The launch comes following the publication of research done by Professor Gail McElroy and Professor Michael Marsh in the Department of Political Science, along with University College Dublin’s (UCD) David Farrell. The study, “A Conservative Revolution: Electoral Change in Twenty-First […]

DU Players win three prizes at the Irish Student Drama Awards

The Irish Students Drama Association (ISDA) awards ceremony took place last week with Trinity’s drama society, DU Players, winning three prizes.   DU Players was nominated in 8 out of 16 categories including Best New Writing, Judges’ Discretionary Award 1 and 2, Best Ensemble, Best Sound Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Supporting Actor.   […]

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 […]

DCU President warns Brexit could lead to CAO points increase

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) could lead to a significant increases in CAO points, Dublin City University (DCU) President Brian MacCraith has warned.   Speaking to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, which is examining the impact of Brexit on the education system, Mr MacCraith said that up to 12,000 Irish students currently […]

DIT stands by vetting process for Access Foundation Programme

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has advised applicants for its Access Foundation programme that Garda vetting is now an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students. The programme, which prepares students for third-level study, is for mature students and young adults who come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The course intake is around 120 students, but unlike […]

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