Universities face funding cuts over gender gap

Third Level Irish institutions will be subject to mandatory gender quotas in order to combat the gender inequality at senior levels. The move comes as new figures released by the Higher Education Authority (HEA)  revealed that women are under-represented in senior positions.   According to the figures, 50 per cent of lecturers and only 21 […]

Cycling can be “scary and hazardous” in Dublin, Trinity researchers find

A study carried out by researchers in Trinity College and University College Dublin (UCD) has found that while cycling does have many benefits, it can also be “scary and hazardous” in the Dublin area, particularly for young men.   While the physical and mental health benefits of cycling were apparent from the results of the […]

Trinity rises 10 places in the QS world rankings

Trinity has risen 10 places to 88th in the 2018 QS world university ranking. This is a reversal of recent trends, which has seen the college fall consistently in the rankings over the past three years. Trinity scored an overall 74.30 out of a possible 100 points.   In this year’s rankings, Trinity continues to […]

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 […]

USI expresses concern over spending in higher education institutions

  The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed concern over the spending of students and taxpayer’s money in higher education institutions, following revelations about the use of finances in colleges across the country, which were outlined in an RTE Investigates programme that aired on Thursday night.   The programme revealed numerous examples of […]

Trinity researchers make progress in understanding the development of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Research led by Trinity Physics Professor, Martin Hegner, has made progress in understanding the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.   The international team of researchers led by Professor Hegner focused on individual ribosomes within the human cell. Ribosomes are the part of a cell that synthesise protein. An individual protein can […]

Several universities resist declaring tens of millions in accounts

Several Irish universities have resisted declaring tens of millions of euro in private trusts and foundations in their accounts, according to the Irish Times.   An audit of Irish university accounts has also revealed that many universities have failed to comply with procedural rules, while a range of governance issues within Irish universities has also […]

Trinity alumnus Fr John Sullivan SJ beatified

Fr John Sullivan SJ, was beatified today, in Gardiner Street Church, in the first ever beatification ceremony to take place in the Island.   Fr Sullivan is the first Trinity graduate to be beatified, one of the two highest posthumous honours that the Catholic Church can confer upon a person, and one that puts him […]

Shane Collins re-elected GSU President

Shane Collins has been re-elected President of Trinity College Dublin Graduate’s Student Union (GSU).   The total valid poll was 525 with Collins receiving 326 votes, amounting to 62.09% of the total. The other candidate, Sibeal Conway, received 199 votes, amounting to 22.67% of the total.   Trinity News spoke to the presidential candidates before the […]

Trinity academics call for targeted smoking prevention in new study

A new study by Trinity academics has called for better targeting of smoking prevention measures. The study, led by Dr. Gabrielle McKee of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, explores smoking and quitting behaviours among students. The study aims to assist College in developing ways to promote a smoke-free campus.   The study aims to […]

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