Higher education institutions announce plans for return to campuses

The IUA, THEA and RCSI have committed to “maximum on-site presence” for the upcoming semester.

Higher education institutions (HEIs) represented by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) have released a joint statement confirming the return to college campuses in September.

The sector-wide commitment to reopening builds upon the Safe Return Plan (a safe return to on-site


Simon Harris meets with TCDSU to discuss campus return

Harris said that the resumption of club and society events is “essential”.

Yesterday, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris visited Trinity to discuss the return of students to campus.

Harris met with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Leah Keogh and Education Officer Bev Genockey. …


Registration for mRNA vaccines opens for over 18s

Vaccine rollout “ahead of schedule” as registration for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines opens for all adults today.

From today, anyone from 18 years of age can register to receive an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre.

Last night, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced on social media that young people can register for the Pfizer or


College announces artists who will create first sculptures of women for the Long Room

Maudie Brady, Rowan Gillespie, Vera Klute and Guy Reid have been commissioned to create four bust sculptures of women for the Old Library

Today, College announced that it has commissioned four artists to create four new sculptures for the Long Room in the Old Library. 

The first to be commissioned in over a century, the new Long Room sculptures will also be the


Simon Harris to seek approval for an additional 4,600 college places for this upcoming semester

Funding for extra places in health sciences, law and other disciplines to be discussed by Cabinet today.

Today, a proposal to fund just over 4,600 additional college places is to be discussed by the Cabinet. 

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris is to seek government approval for €24 million to fund


Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Further and Higher Education discuss Higher Education Authority Bill

The committee began a pre-legislative examination of the bill today.


This afternoon, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science met to discuss the Higher Education Authority Act 2021.

The committee also discussed a motion pertaining to Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann’s approval of


From Monday, 18 to 34 year olds can begin to access the Janssen vaccine

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announces “significant acceleration” of Ireland’s vaccination programme for young people

Today, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced a revised vaccine plan that will see young people vaccinated earlier than expected. 

This decision follows the recent recommendation by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) on offering AstraZeneca and Janssen (Johnson &


TCD Postgraduate Workers’ Alliance criticise library over access issues for postgraduates

Submitted postgraduate students cannot borrow books or request scans for corrections

Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Workers’ Alliance (TCD PGWA) have called on College to change its policy towards outgoing postgraduate students concerning access to library services.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday, TCD PGWA asked College and the library to “address


Trinity Ability Co-Op and TCDSU raise concerns over accessibility of new Arts Block kiosks

The multi purpose kiosks were recently installed in Arts Building for administrative and retail purposes


The Trinity Ability Co-Op and Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) have both raised concerns over the accessibility of a set of multi-purpose kiosks that were recently installed in the Arts Building on campus. 

Yesterday, the University Times reported that


GSU candidate John Tighe raises concerns over “serious irregularities” in election process

Results in the GSU sabbatical elections were expected to be released at 12pm but are so far delayed

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Graduates Students Union (GSU) President candidate John Tighe has raised concerns over “serious irregularities” in the counting of votes in GSU sabbatical elections.

Results of the elections were due to be released at 12pm today. The University Times reported that …