Trinity students to launch boycott campaign against Westland Eats caterer

Asylum Archive A group of Trinity students are starting a campaign to boycott the Aramark company,which is the College-appointed food caterer for Westland Eats in the Hamilton building, due to its connection to direct provision centres.   The campaign is using the slogan “Aramark off our campus” and will officially launch on November 15 in […]

Trinity Professor Patrick Geoghegan hired as Taoiseach’s speechwriter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hired Professor Patrick Geoghegan, a Historian at Trinity College, to assist him in speechwriting, research and other issues. Prof. Geoghegan is on sabbatical in Trinity College and will be given a leave of absence to join Mr Varadkar’s staff.   Speaking to Trinity News, Professor Geoghegan said: “The details of the […]

Trinity alumnus Michael Longley wins PEN Pinter literary award

Trinity alumnus Michael Longley has been awarded the 2017 PEN Pinter award for his poetry. He will receive the award at a ceremony in the British Library on October 10th, where he will also give an address.   The annual prize, first established in 2009, is awarded to a writer from the United Kingdom, the […]

Two Trinity professors nominated for a US-Ireland research innovation award

  Professor Jane Farrar from Trinity’s School of Genetics and Microbiology and Professor Sabina Brennan, a research assistant from Trinity’s Institute of Neuroscience, have been nominated for a US-Ireland Research Innovation award. Both professors are shortlisted in the Higher Education Institution category.   The awards are a joint initiative between the Royal Irish Academy and […]

Trinity research shows glucose may hold key role in fighting cancer

Researchers at Trinity have discovered that glucose may play a key role in fighting cancer.   Glucose is a sugar which is vital for energy and cell growth. When responding to infections, the immune system becomes active and uses high amounts of glucose. Typically when immune cells are starved of glucose, they become debilitated, such […]

Hist debate questions how far we should go in pushing for repeal

On Wednesday, the Hist hosted eight student speakers to debate the motion “This House supports all forms of civil disobedience to repeal the 8th Amendment”. The debate was the final of an internal debating competition called “Harneys” which is open exclusively to female and non-binary genders. The debate was chaired by Anne Cosgrave, founder of […]

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 […]

The declining funding of Ireland’s higher education sector

In a world that sees conservative values dominating, along with the rising sentiment that students should pay for their education, Irish students are, in a sense, lucky, that over 90% of us attend institutions predominantly funded by the state. Unlike students in the UK or US, for example, we are not shouldered with tens of […]

Education, Equality and Activism – A Panel Discussion

On Tuesday evening Students for Justice in Palestine and SUAS hosted a panel discussion and Q&A in order to address the importance of “Education, Equality and Activision”. The evening was chaired by Dr Gilian Wylie of the Irish School of Ecumenics and included three talks from Malaka Mohammed, Erica Fleming and Eileen Flynn. Each of […]

Understanding the Hijab

World Hijab Day was founded in 2013 by an American Muslim woman, Nazma Khan, who sought to break down some of the ignorance and misunderstanding about the practice of wearing a hijab, the headscarf.  This practice is observed in more than 100 countries worldwide and the Trinity Muslim Students Association held events yesterday in its […]

Contact

House 6,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2,
Ireland

Phone: 01-8962335
Email: editor@trinitynews.ie

Editors





Sarah Meehan
news@trinitynews.ie
Sam Cox
features@trinitynews.ie
Rory O'Sullivan
comment@trinitynews.ie
Jessie Dolliver
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Joel Coussins
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

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

Photography

Joe McCallion
Tobi Irein
Niall Maher