Ivana Bacik takes seat in Dublin Bay South bye-election following Fine Gael’s disastrous campaign

Housing was identified as the key issue of this election, with Geoghegan failing to keep the seat, even in Fine Gael’s stronghold.

The Dublin Bay South bye-election results are now in, seeing Senator Ivana Bacik of the Labour party win the seat left vacant by Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy. Fine Gael opted to run James Geoghegan, a comparatively unknown figure in national


Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Further and Higher Education discuss Higher Education Authority Bill

The committee began a pre-legislative examination of the bill today.


This afternoon, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science met to discuss the Higher Education Authority Act 2021.

The committee also discussed a motion pertaining to Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann’s approval of


Unvaccinated students can return to campus this autumn, claims Harris.

The Minister for Higher Education said that college campuses will re-open, as a “very significant majority” of students will be inoculated

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has said that college students will return to campus this September, even in the event that not all of them are vaccinated against Covid-19. 

Speaking on RTE’s Morning


Gisèle Scanlon deemed re-elected as GSU President

Abhisweta Bhattacharjee was re-elected as the union’s Vice-President

Gisèle Scanlon has been declared re-elected as the president of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), winning 54.2% of the vote according to the union’s Electoral Commission (EC). Abhisweta Bhattacharjee was re-elected as Vice-President with 68.8% of votes.

Scanlon, the union’s …


Protestors storm campus in search of Trinity Professor

Protestors who gained access to campus at 4pm today leave following requests from College security

A group of protestors entered campus this afternoon, supposedly in search of a Trinity Professor. 

Access to campus is limited under current restrictions to students, staff and tourists who have a booking for the Book of Kells exhibition. 

At approximately


College must act to implement a specific sexual misconduct and assault policy

With matters relating to sexual misconduct currently encompassed in the Dignity and Respect policy, College needs to develop and implement specific policy for assault

The topic of consent has been brought to the fore in recent years, particularly in the wake of the Me Too movement which sparked discussions about the prevalence of sexual misconduct in all echelons of society. College campuses are in


Online exam season presents new challenges for staying healthy and active

Tech neck, sore eyes and disrupted sleep are but a few of the problems posed by solely digital learning. Here are a few remedies

Each time exam season rolls around, students are inevitably inundated with reminders on the importance of eating healthily, drinking enough water and staying active during exam season, for the sake of our mental and physical health. Whether or not you …


Repeal was not the end of the campaign for reproductive rights

The previous government promised safe access zone legislation. This one should deliver on it.

At the beginning of March, Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly informed the cabinet that a review of Ireland’s abortion legislation had begun. During the 2018 referendum to repeal the eighth amendment, political parties’ respective stances on abortion were under sharp