Academic staff to ballot on industrial action in coming days

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), the union representing academic, administrative and library staff , is to ballot members for strike action. On March 21, members of the Trinity College Branch Executive of IFUT, met to discuss disputes with College management surrounding the refusal to award permanent contracts to staff in administrative, library and […]

Panel Discussion on Political Activism

On Monday evening, the College Historical Society, in association with the newly founded TCDSU Lobby Group, hosted a panel discussion on Political activism. The event was a part  The Burke Sessions a series of panel discussions run by a subcommittee of the Hist.   Annabel O’Rourke gave an intro to the event and highlighted the […]

UCD overtakes Trinity in QS University subject rankings

Trinity’s ranking has fallen in every single category this year in new subject rankings released by QS World University Rankings. The total number of Trinity subjects ranking in the top 100 in the world has decreased from 16 to 2 since last year, with Nursing in 36th place and English language and literature in 51st. […]

Trinity places 131st in revised Times rankings

  Trinity has placed in joint 131st position in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the 2016-17 year. This follows Trinity submitting incorrect data for the 2016-17 and 2015-16 academic year. Trinity’s position for the 2015-16 academic year is joint 101st position.   In September, Trinity was temporarily removed from the rankings with THE invoking […]

“Marine repairmen” study from Trinity professor shows limpets as construction workers of the seashore

David Taylor, from Trinity’s Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin, has discovered that marine snails are found plastered on rocks at low tide. His new research has recently been published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Limpets often suffer a lot of damage at the top of their conical shells. Rather than drying out or […]

“If aggressor states see that we do not fight for our values, they will fill the vacuum”

On Monday, Sofia began their term with a visit from Mr. Žygimantas Pavilionis, the former Lithuanian Ambassador to the US and a present member of the Lithuanian Parliament. Mr. Pavilionis gave an engaging talk on “Europe Ahead: NATO, the EU and Russia”.   Mr. Pavilionis began his talk with his own memory of watching Lithuania […]

€14m of education budget to tackle increasing numbers of third-level students

€14m of the government’s investment in third-level education announced in Budget 2017 will be allocated to dealing with the increasing numbers attending public-funded institutions. Minister for Education, Mr. Richard Bruton announced the breakdown of how the €36.5m allocated to third-level education will be invested yesterday.   Just €14m of the fund will be allocated to dealing with the […]

Scientists find the brain region underpinning social deficit in Autism Spectrum Disorder

  Research undertaken at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has led to the discovery of the brain region that underpins social deficit in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it was announced today.   The international team of scientists is comprised of researchers from Trinity, Switzerland (ETH Zürich), and the UK (Oxford University and Royal Holloway). Their research […]

Trinity College has collected €950,000 in student fines

Trinity College (TCD) has generated almost €950,000 since 2012 from fining students. These were comprised of late library returns, breaches of codes of conduct, late payment of fees, late registration for modules, parking violations and on-campus accommodation.   Late library returns generated €560,555 alone in fees. Trinity’s Library begin fines at €0.50 per day which then […]

Science Gallery International signs agreement to open gallery in Venice

The Dublin-based non-profit Science Gallery International (SGI) has signed an agreement with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice to establish a Science Gallery in the city, based on the model pioneered in Trinity. The agreement was signed by CEO of Science Gallery International Andrea Bandelli and Ca’ Foscari Rector Michele Bugliesi at a public launch last […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan