The fight to Save Tolka Park

Trinity News speaks to the campaign group about the importance of preserving this historic amenity, home of Shelbourne Football Club

“The ethos of the movement is not based on trying to torpedo the club’s move to Dalymount, which all principal stakeholders have agreed to. The ethos and the campaign’s clarity of purpose is around preserving Tolka Park, not just for


Students4Change call on College to apologise for poor communication and provide more in-person lectures

The group strongly disagrees with College’s reopening plan that limits on-campus activity until October 25


Students4Change have called on College to provide more in-person lectures, and to apologise to students for poor communication throughout the return to campus. 

Students4Change are an independent, open-forum alliance of students from Trinity focused on taking action on the housing


Rally at Leinster House calls on government to accept more Afghan refugees

The demo, organised by United Against Racism, advocated the opening of safe routes for asylum seekers

Approximately fifty people attended a demonstration in solidarity with Afghan refugees this evening, August 26, outside Leinster House.

The rally was organised by United Against Racism (UAR) and was part of an island-wide day of action on the issue. Concurrent …


Public rally in solidarity with Afghan refugees to take place tomorrow at the Dáil

The demonstration organised by United Against Racism calls for open safe routes and an end to deportations.

United Against Racism (UAR) has arranged a public rally entitled Afghan Refugees are Welcome Here for tomorrow, 26 August at 5.30pm outside Leinster House. 

The rally is part of a day of all-Ireland solidarity with Afghan refugees. 

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Drug users deserve dignity, not NIMBYism

The High Court’s decision to reject planning for a supervised injection facility will only cause further harm.

On Thursday, the High Court rejected a plan to open what would be Ireland’s first legal drug injection centre on Merchant’s Quay. Concerns about the proposed centre’s proximity to a local school were raised, with the school claiming this would


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 …