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Interview: Behind the scenes of Trinitones’ Ignition

Trinitone Neil Dunne sits down with Trinity Life to discuss the making of their latest music video cover of R Kelly’s Ignition

Trinity News sat down with Trinitones’ Neil Dunne to discuss the release of their most recent cover, R Kelly’s “Ignition”. On the second wind following their rendition of “Teenage Dirtbag”, the group decided to build upon their success by releasing …


Colleges across Ireland add up to €1000 onto rents

Leading property investors warn rental rates are at the “limits of sustainability” in Ireland


Rents for student residences across Ireland have increased by €1,000 on average this year.

Trinity Student Union’s Accommodation Services are under increased pressure from students who have been unable to find accommodation as a result of the increased rental costs. …


“Unspeakable paragraphs and varsity punctuation”: When Samuel Beckett wrote for Trinity News

The short fiction From an Abandoned Work was originally published in these pages, however Beckett castigated the edit it received from Trinity News’ editorial staff. Tadgh Healy spoke with Danae Stanford who – as an editorial team member of the third volume of Trinity News in 1956 – had persuaded Beckett to publish in the young newspaper of his alma mater

FEATURESIn 1956, Samuel Beckett was at the height of his powers and on the cusp of worldwide notoriety. The last of his trilogy of novels, L’Innommable (The Unnamable), was published in 1953 and En Attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot)


Trinity Equality Fund awards 13 applicants

The fund focuses on equality issues relating to nine grounds of discrimination under Irish law

This year 13 out of 35 applicants have been awarded the Trinity Equality Fund. The fund, which awards small grants to projects from staff and student applicants who celebrate diversity in all areas of the university by enabling locally run …


Trinity immunologists make breakthrough relating to vaccine immune-responses

A new adjuvant, key components in vaccines, called chitosan could pave the way for the future of vaccinations

Trinity immunologists have recently published groundbreaking research in the scientific journal Immunity relating to adjuvants. Adjuvants are key components in vaccines, and play an important role in enhancing the human body’s immune response to vaccination. Simply put, they help vaccines


DCU train trip causes controversy with Irish Rail

Rail said that the train was discovered to contain vomit, ‘other fluids’ and even a used condom.

A train had to be taken out of service to be deep cleaned after two DCU societies, the Engineering Society and Science and Health Society and chartered it for a trip to Galway.

The trip ‘Shnakes on a Train’ according


Trinity Professor criticises Gender Bias in Social Work

A leading academic in the field of social work and an advisor to the National Director of Children and Family Services and the Department of Children and Youth affairs, according to the Irish Times, she described the Irish child protection work as being “extremely gendered”, commenting that as a result, “fathers are often not engaged with.”

Dr. Helen Buckley, an associate professor in Trinity’s School of Social Work And Social Policy, has spoken against gender imbalance among child protection social workers. A leading academic in the field of social work and an advisor to the National


Sustainable Fashion Show takes place as part of University Green Week

The entrants had been tasked with putting together an outfit using “upcycling”- reusing discarded objects or material in a way which creates something of a higher value- or using any other environmentally sustainable technique.

On Thursday night, a ‘Sustainable Fashion Show’ was held in the Atrium as a part of the university’s Green Week.

The week was organised by the Green Campus Committee in collaboration with the environmental society in Trinity.

The entrants had


Presidential candidate Carty vows to donate €5,000 of his salary to TAP if elected

Speaking to Trinity News today, Carty showed his support for TAP. “It’s a great initiative”, he stated and although it “doesn’t affect [him] personally”, he expressed that he wished to “lead by example”


Stephen Carty, one of the three candidates running to be Trinity College Dublin’s Student Union President has made a vow to donate €5,000 of his presidential salary to the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) if elected to the post. The presidential …

Trinity to create virtual reality game for military training

The project will try to increase the effectiveness of militaries, police and civilian actors working together in ‘preventing conflict’

NEWSA new virtual reality game that will be used to train international military and police in peacekeeping skills is being lead by researchers at Trinity College.

The Gaming for Peace project has been funded by a €2 million grant from