Views from House Six: Ethnic Minorities Officer

Dipo Adebisi, a Senior Freshman Engineer originally from Nigeria, proposed the creation of of Ethnic Minorities Part Time Officer (PTO) at the SU Council earlier this year. Then, after the motion was passed, Adebisi successfully ran for this position. When speaking about the “myriad of issues” that ethnic minorities face within Trinity, it came to […]

Metaphors, coping mechanisms, and a plastic bag: Blindboy discusses mental wellbeing

It is a sad reflection on how mental health is perceived by the general population of Ireland when a man wearing a plastic bag on his head has a greater impact in engaging with students than the senators speaking on the issue in the Dail. On Thursday, March 23, Trinity welcomed Dave Chambers, otherwise known […]

We must be a community

A strong sense of community is vital for an enjoyable college experience. Lectures and assignments are important, but it is your experience of community that will make you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, and it is the memories of that community that we will be talking about long after we leave Trinity […]

88% vote in favour of new student centre

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have voted in favour of a new student centre. The result was announced just after 6pm today. The total poll was 1,304 with 18 spoiled votes. 1,146, 88%, voted in favour of the student centre, while 140, 11%, voted against.   The two-day campaign period in the referendum on a […]

Voting begins for Student Centre referendum

  The two-day campaign period in the referendum on a new student centre has finished today, with voting taking place tomorrow and Thursday. Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) are proposing to build a €6.7m student centre for the college, covering 1,000m2.   The referendum proposes implementing a levy of €30 per year on each student […]

Why I wanted to stay in Trinity Hall for a second year

The elections for the 2017/18 Junior Common Room (JCR)  committee concluded on Wednesday night in Rathmines pub Mother Reilly’s, where votes were counted following three days of intense campaigning. The JCR is the student committee responsible for looking after the 1000 residents of Trinity Halls, the vast majority of whom are first year students.   […]

Comedy gigs, student workshops and Blindboy: Mental Health Week 2017

TCDSU Mental Health Week 2017 begins today, Monday 20 March, marking the final welfare campaign week of the year. The week aims “raise awareness of the different mental health issues that affect us”, highlighting issues such as spotting the signs of mental health problems, promoting services, opening up, and stigma reduction.   Collaborating with societies, […]

TCDSU votes to stay neutral on Irish reunification

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has voted to remain neutral on the issue of a united Ireland. The result was announced by Education Officer Dale Ó Faoilleacháin on the doorstep of House 6. Out of a turnout of 2,157 students, 1,184 voted in favour of TCDSU remaining neutral on the issue, while 927 voted for the […]

Hustings on Irish reunification preferendum takes place

The hustings on the Irish reunification campaign took place today at 2pm on the Dining Hall steps. Campaigning in the referendum started on March 9, with voting in the preferendum taking place tomorrow and Wednesday, March 14 and 15.   Two campaigns have begun within Trinity from groups supporting neutrality and reunification. The unity group […]

How the SU and CSC can save the debate in Trinity

If you care just a bit about what’s going on around campus and you normally read College’s newspapers, you would easily have noticed that one of the most discussed topics throughout the previous semester was the abortion debate. But interestingly enough, this debate was not really about abortion per se. We rarely heard pro-life students […]

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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