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Rent Tax Credit to increase to €750

The tax credit will also be amended to include parents who are paying for students living in “rent a room” or “digs” accommodation

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Today, it was announced that the rent tax credit will be increased from €500 to €750 as part of a €1.16bn suite of tax measures as part of Budget 2024.

Claimants will have up to four years to claim the

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“Our Unions are ready to escalate”: USI stages protest calling on government to use “rainy day” fund for third-level students

Trinity students’ absences are excused today as a “mark of solidarity” with student’s demands

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Today, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) staged a demonstration calling on government to use its €65bn “rainy day” fund to tackle the student accommodation crisis and the cost of going to college.

This coincides with the USI pre-budget

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591 sign letter to Provost calling for two-year rent freeze

The letter issued an ultimatum to College to commit to a two-year rent freeze or face “further disruptive action” similar to the recent blockade of the Book of Kells and Long Room

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President László Molnárfi today submitted a letter to Provost Linda Doyle calling for a two-year rent freeze on College accommodation.

The letter has garnered 591 signatures since Wednesday, including that of previous TCDSU President

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TCDSU issues ultimatum on two-year rent freeze, threatens “further disruptive action”

In an open letter, TCDSU gave College until 11 October to commit to a rent freeze, threatening “further disruptive action”

Today, in an open letter addressed to Provost Linda Doyle, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) issued an ultimatum to College on the recent decision to raise accommodation fees by the maximum legal limit of 2%, demanding a two-year rent

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TCD PWO seeks capitation to “ensure long term representation of all of Trinity’s postgraduate researchers”

It is proposed that TCDSU represent postgraduate students in academic affairs, while PWO represents research postgraduates on issues such as workers’ rights and departmental disputes

The Postgraduate Workers’ Organisation (PWO) has submitted a formal request to the Capitations Committee through Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).

The PWO seek €6,500 in funding, of which it says €4,000 will be allocated to campaigns, €1,000 to events,

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Trinity ranked 31st university in Europe

College ranked 31st in the QS World Rankings’ first European-only list

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Trinity College Dublin has ranked 31st in the QS World Rankings’ first European-only rankings, making it the highest-rated Irish university in Europe.

The QS World University Rankings issued its first-ever list focusing solely on Europe, including 688 universities from across …

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Trinity debaters reach European Championship Final for third consecutive year

Daniela Williams and Naomi Panovka represented the Hist at the European Universities Debating Championship in Burgas last month

A team from the College Historical Society (the Hist) last month reached the Grand Final of the European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) in Burgas.

Daniela Williams and Naomi Panovka became the third Trinity team in as many years to reach …

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TCDSU pushes for fairer ebook and journal licensing in USI pre-budget submission

Libraries currently cannot purchase copies of ebooks; instead, they must license them and accept whatever restrictions are placed on them by publishers

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has pushed to support the #ebooksos campaign for fairer ebook and journal licensing laws in the USI pre-budget submission. The Libraries Association of Ireland also supports the campaign.

Demands include significant reductions in annual

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USI National Council passes motion on electoral reform and direct elections

The motion mandates that the USI president commission a report on the running of USI elections, including the possibility of directly electing officers and the barriers facing students seeking to run for a position

On Friday, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) National Council passed a motion on electoral reform.

The motion mandates that the USI president commission a report on the running of USI elections, including the possibility of directly electing officers