Students’ union discusses possible protests preceding the general election

SU president Lynn Ruane said she wants to utilise the huge “human capital” within Trinity, rather than waiting for another organisation to mobilise its students

NEWSTCDSU citizen officer Keiran McNulty raised a discussion at Tuesday’s SU council meeting surrounding the topic of potential methods of  engaging with politicians and focusing government attention on student issue coming up up the 2016 referendum.

Ruane suggested peaceful but


Student unions launch campaign to educate students about safer drug use

Welfare officer Conor Clancy says campaign “is about knowing that the people who take drugs are also the ones who make that decision”

IMG_6972The Students Unions of TCD, UCD, and DIT, in collaboration with the Ana Liffey Drug Project (ALDP), have launched a campaign aimed encouraging safer drug use among students. The “What’s in the Pill?” initiative, launched yesterday at Dublin’s Mansion House,


Actress Sarah Rafferty receives award from TCD Law Soc

The award ceremony, which was originally due to be held in Regent House, had to be moved to Goldsmith Hall at the last minute to accommodate the huge demand


Sarah Rafferty, who plays Donna Paulsen on the legal drama Suits, today became the latest recipient of Trinity’s Praeses Elit award.

The award, which was founded by former president Mary Robinson for “individuals who have truly excelled in their chosen …


USI holds annual activist academy for students

The event targeted students who might be aware of issues they would like to tackle, but unsure of how to go about doing so.

IMG_6972Students from all over the country gathered in Trinity on Saturday for the Union of Students in Ireland’s (USI) ‘Activist Academy.’

The academy, which is run annually, aims to encourage more students to get involved with activism and teach them …


Reflections on Terry Pratchett

Pratchett was often dismissed as just a funnyman writing in a silly genre. But besides being droll and imaginative, his works are also generous and unexpectedly wise.

commentBANNERJRR Tolkien is often credited with legitimising fantasy as a genre, and turning it into something that could be taken seriously by readers and critics alike. He gave us orcs, and hobbits, and epic quests. But it was Terry Pratchett …


You might convince others if you “fake it ’til you make it” – but you’ll never convince yourself

Doireann Ní Chonghaile examines the shortcomings of a common piece of advice given to those who struggle with self-confidence.

We’ve all heard the advice before –  If you’re lacking in self-confidence, self-esteem, or are plagued with doubts about your own worth, all you need is this one simple trick: pretend to be confident, and eventually everyone, including yourself, will …