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Analysis: College receives 90 submissions on renaming of Berkeley Library

The debate over the renaming of the Berkeley library is not over, and could signify other future debates

The Legacies Review Working Group has received 90 submissions regarding the renaming of the Berkeley Library, also known as the X Library.

Submissions to the working group closed yesterday. A spokesperson for College said that a significant number of submissions …

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TCDSU calls on public to support European Citizens’ Initiative to end trade with illegal settlements

The European Citizens’ Initiative currently has over 235,000 signatures and was launched in February 2022 by Stop Settlements

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On Thursday, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), alongside Trinity Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Implementation Group (BDS) called on the public to support a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to end trade with illegal Israeli settlements. In an Instagram post, TCDSU

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Former Estates and Facilities manager claims he was unfairly dismissed after sexual assault conviction

The former head of Facilities and Services pleaded guilty to sexual assault last year and received a three-month suspended sentence

Former head of Facilities and Services Brendan Leahy claims he was unfairly dismissed from his €120,000 salary job after College authorities learned from a press report that he had pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

According to RTÉ, the Workplace Relations …

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€4.3m announced to assist third-level students with the cost of living

Simon Harris also confirmed an increase in the 1916 Bursary to encourage the participation of students from underrepresented groups in higher education

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Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has announced once-off funding of €4.3m to be provided through the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) to assist students with the increasing cost of living.

Harris also confirmed that

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Trinity graduate awarded Provost’s Fellowship in Curating 2022-2023

Director of The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Georgina Jackson: “These opportunities are so crucial to foster future generations of curators and arts workers.”

College announced yesterday the awarding of the Provost’s Fellowship in Curating 2022-2023 to Trinity graduate Aisling Clark. Established in 2020, the Provost’s Fellowship in Curating offers recent graduate students the opportunity to work within The Douglas Hyde Gallery for a

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DUGES sets up a “Period Provision Trinity Group”

DUGES stated that they “hope this will give people the freedom to talk openly and freely about periods without shame or fear of bleeding through their clothing”

Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES) has created a WhatsApp group that is “open to any menstruators attending Trinity”, called the Period Provision Trinity Group. 

In an Instagram post today, they stated that the aim of the group was to

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Voters can now register online, and 16 and 17 year olds can pre-register

New legislation also includes measures for people with mental health difficulties and those with no address

Voters can now register online, and 16 and 17 year olds can pre-register as part of several new changes to the registration process as part of the Electoral Reform Act 2022.

A pending electors list has been introduced to facilitate

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Council passes motion to campaign USI representatives to be elected by direct universal suffrage

The motion was proposed by Social Sciences and Philosophy School Convenor László Molnárfi

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Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed a motion which mandates the union to lobby the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to change to a system in which USI sabbatical members are directly elected.

TCDSU is now

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Residents begin moving into Printing House Square

The new development provides 249 student bedrooms, a new health centre, a disability centre, sporting facilities and a new square on campus

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After a process of five years, Printing House Square will finally open today, with students moving in throughout this week.

The new development provides 249 ensuite rooms on Pearse Street.

Ensuite rooms are clustered in flats of six to eight …

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Trinity’s Science Gallery to reopen next year

€300,000 a year will be provided by the government for the gallery for the next three to four years

Trinity’s science gallery is to reopen next year in a “totally reimagined” format, the Business Post has revealed.

The gallery was forced to close in February after a decline in grants and philanthropic  income since 2017, which caused financial difficulties.