College Health Service error in correspondence results in student being put in “physical danger”

The College Health Service has contradicted a student’s instructions not to send any correspondence to their parents’ address, resulting in severe emotional and financial distress for the student.   The student had previously given explicit notification to the College Health Service that any correspondence sent to their home address would likely be opened by their […]

SU Council votes on motions on academic senate and legislation on scientific censorship

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed motions on the formation of an Academic Senate and on support for legislation against scientific censorship.   The motion mandating TCDSU to form an Academic Senate was proposed by Education Officer Dale Whelehan and seconded by Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) convener Alice MacPherson.   […]

TCDSU Ents Officer reacts to first Trinity Ball acts

With Trinity Ball just over two months away, the first acts of the line-up were announced earlier this week. The Riptide Movement, Wilkinson, SG Lewis and Nick Johnson are all scheduled to perform at the on-campus event. Trinity News spoke to the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Ents Officer, Padraic Rowley, about the newly-announced […]

Trinity based research group awarded €560,000 to research 5G technology

A research group based at the CONNECT Centre in Trinity has been awarded €560,000 to research 5G technology.   The award is part of a €5m Orchestration and Reconfiguration Control Architecture (ORCA) project, which is funded by the European Union’s (EU) Horizon 2020. The project involves collaboration with research groups in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and […]

The Hist and Pol Soc’s US Election lock-in

  “The true political enthusiast could be found huddled around these monitors, watching for each and every development in the swing states. The walls were covered with maps of the US and county maps of the swing states, ensuring that every fresh piece of information could be recorded and analysed as thoroughly as possible.”   […]

Patti Smith recieves the Burke Medal at the Hist

  “She communicated an inspiring message about the power of individuals to effect change in the world, saying: “The people have the power to redeem the work of fools.””   Singer-songwriter Patti Smith visited the Hist yesterday afternoon to receive the Burke Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Discourse through the Arts.   Following the presentation […]

USI launches harm reduction campaign targeting users of psychoactive substances

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI), in cooperation with and the Health Service Executive (HSE) have launched a new campaign targeting people who consume new psychoactive substances (NSP). The harm reduction campaign was launched in the Institute of Technology Tallaght, and is the first phase of an ongoing campaign to provide harm reduction information to students. […]

University of Limerick denies allegations of misconduct

The University of Limerick (UL) has rejected calls by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of misconduct at the university.   The allegations concern the treatment of staff members and former employees who drew attention to alleged financial irregularities of human resource management in September 2015. A number of […]

Government introduces €4 million grant scheme for low-income postgraduate students

The government has announced the introduction of a full maintenance grant for 1,100 postgraduate students as part of Budget 2017. The grant, worth almost €6,000, will be made available to students in the lowest income category.   The scheme is part of an €8.5 million package to support disadvantaged students, including lone parents and Travellers, […]

TCDSU holds education campaign meeting ahead of USI rally

TCDSU held an Education Campaign Meeting this evening in advance of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Rally for Education on 19 October. The meeting, led by SU President Kieran McNulty and Education Officer Dale O’Faoilléacháin, aimed to generate ideas as to how the SU can get students involved in the USI march and […]


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