The elephant, the wellies and me

In this issue’s health and wellness column, Caoimhe Brennan writes about how she came to embrace her dyspraxia and dyslexia

“I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was 15 and it came as a massive relief. I finally had a way of understanding why some things, like telling left from right or spelling anything that wasn’t phonetic, was impossible to


ASTI withdraws from supervision and substitution duties

Industrial action by the union has resulted in the closure of 400 secondary schools


The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has decided to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties as of Monday November 7 and is striking for 7 days to protest recently qualified teachers pay.  This action has resulted in the closure

Life, News

Design and Violence Exhibition at TCD’s Science Gallery

TCD Science Gallery has co-produced the exhibition with New York’s MOMA


Trinity’s Science Gallery have launched a new exhibition, Design and Violence, which explores the way both elements intersect with our lives. A co-production by the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Science Gallery, the exhibition defines violence …

Student loan firm enters Irish market following government report

Future Finance enters market as report proposed student loans to cover college fees


A student loan firm, Future Finance, is set to enter the Irish market following the publication of a government report that proposes students secure loans to cover the cost of third level fees. The company hopes to have clearance by


Why I won’t be celebrating the Easter Rising

Focusing on the Rising itself gives us a blinkered view of history and betrays the unfinished cause of social revolution.

COMMENTI am not against the celebration of the Rising, as it certainly was an important event in our history. I am, however, against how the Rising is being celebrated. It, ultimately, was a small event, involving no more than 1,500


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 …


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


Ents to clamp down on ticket touts amidst unprecedented demand for Trinity ball tickets

As hundreds are posting to the event page to apply for a waiting list, Trinity Ents has issued a statement that touted tickets are to be reallocated. It is not clear, however, how this will be carried out.

Trinity Ball tickets sold out in a record-breaking time of 4 hours yesterday, in comparison to last year’s ticket sales period of two days. Almost immediately the announcement, tickets began to appear for resale on the Ball Facebook event page,