92% of Unite members vote in favour of industrial action

A second trade union representing non-academic staff in Trinity has voted in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action. 92% of Unite trade union members voted in favour of industrial action, with a turnout of 73%.   The prospect of industrial action has been increasing for a number of months, with the […]

Trinity professor elected Advisor to the Director of European Space Agency

Peter Gallagher, a Trinity Astrophysics Professor, has been elected as the Advisor to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency (ESA). Along with eleven other members of the Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC), Professor Gallagher will execute a number of missions under the ESA “Cosmic Vision 2015-2025” plan.   The agenda of the […]

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 […]

Trinity in dispute over display of “Tipperary Giant” remains

Trinity Professor Desmond O’Neill and physiotherapist Mark Sexton have spoken against Trinity’s decision to display the remains of Tipperary man Cornelius Magrath. The body, measuring seven foot and four inches, has been on display in the Anatomy School since 1760, after supposedly being stolen and dissected by Trinity medical students.   O’Neill claims that the decision to […]

College moves to introduce winter exams

College has taken the first steps towards introducing winter exams at the end of Michaelmas Term. The proposal to facilitate winter exams alongside existing exams has gone through the first step of approval, following a vote by university Fellows.   More than 60% of Fellows voted in favour of changing university rules to allow flexibility […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Bryan Mallon

  Bryan Mallon is a Senior Sophister Irish Studies student from Co. Meath. Mallon is the current chairperson of DU GAA and vice-chair of the Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Cumann. Mallon frames himself as the “only non-Students’ Union candidate”. Referencing the belief held by some that students are either “SU or anti-SU”, if elected Mallon […]

Trinity SIPTU members to ballot for industrial action, as Unite makes similar decision

  The prospect of an industrial dispute taking place between College and the non-academic trade unions in Trinity has increased, with decisions taken by the two major unions to ballot members for industrial action, in the case of SIPTU, or to ballot pending a further committee meeting, as in the case of Unite.   Members […]

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 […]

New figures released show class divide in third level education

New figures on grant recipients in higher education institutions have been released showing the class divide between universities and institutes of technology (ITs). Over 50% of students in all institutes of technology around the country receive grant support.   School-leavers that don’t receive a grant are significantly more likely to gain entry into high-points courses. […]

Trinity professor honoured by Royal Irish Academy

  Trinity professor, Louis Cullen, has been honoured by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) for his contribution to the field of humanities by being presented with a gold medal award. Cullen is professor emeritus of History in College. He previously worked as a diplomat before joining the department of history in 1963 as a lecturer. […]

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