TCDSU Council removes Off-Campus Officer position, elects RAG Week committee members

Off-campus officer position eliminated in narrow vote


The Council of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) opened this evening’s meeting with the elimination of the role of Off-Campus Officer, along with the election of 7 members to the RAG Week committee.

When no nominations were forthcoming for …


Students from fee-paying secondary schools are 4 times more likely to get a place in Trinity

Analysis of feeder school data illustrates Trinity’s place in the Irish educational divide


The most recent data on “feeder” schools to third-level institutions has illustrated Trinity’s place within the Irish educational divide.

Students who attend one of the country’s 51 fee-paying schools are more than four times more likely to attend Trinity than


Graduate Students’ Union runs €10,000 deficit for 2015-16

Increasing expenses are attributed to publications, salaries, and events


Trinity’s Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) ran a deficit of over €10,000 in the 2015-16 academic year, according to annual accounts shared with Trinity News.

The accounts, which were audited by Cregan Accountants and presented to a meeting of College’s capitated


Flooding and damp caused 11 Halls rooms to be boarded up last year

The issue is said to be caused by “failures in the sealing of the brick cladding”


Sporadic issues with the building standards in Trinity Hall, Dartry, led to 11 of the student accommodation site’s rooms being put out of use due to flooding and damp in the last academic year. The figure was confirmed to Trinity


TCD expects €34m deficit for last academic year

Provost’s Review estimates €10m increase on 2014-15 figure


Trinity College Dublin’s overall deficit is expected to have reached around €34m for the 2015-16 academic year, according to figures released today in a “Provost’s Review” of the year, which was emailed to all students.

The figure marks a deficit …


TCDSU is now in favour of decriminalising drugs

The motion particularly focused upon the welfare aspects of drug decriminalisation

The Council of TCDSU voted tonight in favour of the Union adopting a formal stance in favour of decriminalisation of drugs. The first meeting of the Union’s Council, which took place this evening in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) …


TCDSU Council Mandates President to Campaign for Student Centre

Motion noted the egregious “lack of available dedicated student space” on campus


The Council of TCDSU voted tonight to mandate the Union’s president to campaign for a dedicated student centre to be constructed within the next five years. In the first motion to be discussed at the first Council of the new …


Trinity among most efficient Irish colleges, finds new study of Irish third level education

Related findings include benefits of gender diversity and short-term effects of funding cuts


   A new report into the efficiency of Irish universities and Institutes of Technology has shown Trinity to be “at or near the frontier in all areas”, according to an academic involved in the study.

   Professor Brian Lucey said that Trinity


TCDSU 2015-16 Sabbat Review

What have the five elected SU officers achieved and have they met their manifesto promises?


Lynn Ruane – President

Lynn Ruane

Lynn Ruane was elected as president in 2015 with a groundswell of support behind her. Coming into office on the back of a resounding victory over her three competitors, Ruane is the first mature student president


Candidates continue to announce for Trinity constituency in Seanad election

Ed Davitt is the latest candidate to announce for the Trinity panel.


Candidates continue to announce their intention to run for the University of Dublin (Trinity) constituency in the elections for the 25th Seanad Éireann, with Trinity graduate Ed Davitt having announced his candidacy most recently on February 11.

The other candidates