TCDSU scraps proposal to use increased masters’ fee revenue on health services

TCDSU have said their poll shows the student body is “too divided” on the proposal

Yesterday Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) scrapped a proposal to use revenue from the proposed masters’ fee increase to improve College counselling and health services following divided survey results. 

In an email to the student body yesterday TCDSU President


Student bursary pulled in protest against College commitment to divest from Israel

Cousin of Irish film director Lenny Abrahamson withdrew the bursary saying that Trinity has become a “no-go zone for Jews”. 

The Maurice Abrahamson Bursary, a law scholarship for disadvantaged students, has been withdrawn following College’s commitment to divest from Israel.

Dr Edwin Abrahamson, a UK-based consultant paediatrician who helped to establish the bursary in memory of his late father, said …

Trinity senator Lynn Ruane

Civil Engagement Group’s Arms Embargo Bill would restrict the transport of weapons through Ireland to Israel

Senators congratulate ‘courageous’ Trinity students in successfully pushing College towards divestment from Israel but warn “The Irish Government must act”

In a joint statement to Trinity News the Seanad Civil Engagement Group, made up of Trinity Senator Lynn Ruane and Senators Alice-Mary Higgins, Frances Black and Eileen Flynn, congratulated “the courageous Trinity College students on their successful efforts to push 


Trinity hardship fund defrauded of over €460,000 in “sophisticated scheme” 

Man convicted for defrauding Trinity hardship fund of over €460,000.

The Trinity College hardship fund was defrauded of over €460,000 in what has been coined as a “sophisticated scheme” which involved over 20 separate transactions.

The defendant, Jonathan McMahon was arrested via appointment in Pearse Street and sentenced on Wednesday …

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Explainer: Why is the Book of Kells in Trinity?

Amidst TCD BDS’ ongoing encampment outside the Book of Kells many are asking why the historic book is housed in College

Coined as a jewel of Ireland’s cultural heritage, the Book of Kells has been housed in Trinity College Dublin since 1661.

The UNESCO Memory of the World item, according to figures published by Fáilte Ireland, attracted 1,057,642 visitors in 2018.…


“Protests must be conducted within the rules of the university” – Trinity release statement on BDS encampment

Campus access is to be restricted to students, staff, residents and sports department members this weekend

Trinity College Dublin said protests “must be conducted within the rules of university” amid a joint encampment by the students’ union and Trinity Boycott Divestment Sanctions (TCD BDS) outside the Book of Kells.

​​In a statement to Trinity News last

Trinity senator Lynn Ruane

“This can’t happen in Ireland” – TDs and senators condemn Trinity for €200k union fine

The Seanad Civil Engagement group, including Trinity Senator Lynn Ruane, has called on College to reverse its decision to bill the union for its protests

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Politicians across parties have condemned College for fining Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) €214,000 for “disruptive protests”, including calls to reverse the decision.

Higher education spokespeople for Sinn Féin, Labour and the Social Democrats have criticised College, along with …