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 […]

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 […]

Trinity officially announces plan to divest from fossil fuel companies

Trinity College has announced today its intention to sell off investments in fossil fuel companies, becoming the first Irish university to do so. The move comes in response to a 15 month student campaign, spearheaded in Trinity by Fossil Free TCD, to reduce the college’s dependence on the fossil fuel industry for income. Trinity currently […]

Students launch new TEDx society

Six senior freshman students have founded a new TEDx society. Pierre-Louis Boczmak, Richard Patrick Chui, Henri Delahaye, Ross Kelly, Connie Lillis and Francisco Onofre have been granted “auxiliary status” by the Central Societies Committee (CSC) to hold a weekend event in the latter half of Hilary Term.   The idea for the society came from […]

Students from fee-paying secondary schools are 4 times more likely to get a place in Trinity

  The most recent data on “feeder” schools to third-level institutions has illustrated Trinity’s place within the Irish educational divide.   Students who attend one of the country’s 51 fee-paying schools are more than four times more likely to attend Trinity than students at schools that do not charge fees. Furthermore, fee-paying students are nearly […]

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

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Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan