Harris says large lectures unlikely to be allowed in September

Speaking to an Oireachtas committee today, the Minister said every student would be on campus for some classes

Large scale lectures are not likely to initially return with a general reopening of campuses, an Oireachtas committee has heard today.

Speaking to the Oireachtas Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science today, Minister Simon Harris …


GSU candidate John Tighe raises concerns over “serious irregularities” in election process

Results in the GSU sabbatical elections were expected to be released at 12pm but are so far delayed

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Graduates Students Union (GSU) President candidate John Tighe has raised concerns over “serious irregularities” in the counting of votes in GSU sabbatical elections.

Results of the elections were due to be released at 12pm today. The University Times reported that …


2021/22 academic year to begin on September 13

Incoming first years will not start classes until September 27

Teaching for all returning Trinity students will begin on Monday September 13, Vice-Provost Jürgen Barkhoff has announced.

In an email to all staff and students this afternoon, Barkhoff laid out plans for the reopening of College after the summer. Orientation …


GSU Board did not tell president to delay impeachment votes

Gisèle Scanlon had said that the union was “not empowered” to hold a vote because of ongoing Board proceedings, but the Board denies saying this

The Board of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) did not advise the organisation against moving forward with impeachment proceedings against its sabbatical officers, despite the president claiming otherwise.

The GSU’s President, Gisèle Scanlon, said at Friday’s election hustings that the …


Controversies and constitutional issues raised at GSU hustings

The three candidates for the union’s sabbatical positions were quizzed by students this evening

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Candidates in the Graduates Students Union (GSU) sabbatical officer election faced questions from students at the campaign’s first and only hustings this evening.

The union’s presidency is being contested by Gisèle Scanlon, the incumbent, and John Tighe, a former member …


Eva Craig elected JCR president

Five of the 11 positions on the committee were contested

Eva Craig has been elected president of the Trinity Hall Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee for 2021/22.

Craig, a BESS student from Sligo, was unopposed in the election and secured 86.4% of the vote. In her manifesto, she pledged to …


CSC executive members resign over chair’s conduct

Several members of the CSC executive have resigned after calls for chairperson Ryan Grunwell to step down


Several members of the executive of the Central Societies Committee (CSC) have resigned their positions in a protest against the conduct of chairperson Ryan Grunwell.

These resignations came ahead of tonight’s AGM when a new executive is due to be


UCC Student Council votes down motion to mandate apology from union over handling of sexual assault allegations

A split vote was narrowly defeated after the Council’s chair followed the Speaker Denison’s rule in casting a deciding vote

This article contains discussion of sexual assault.

University College Cork’s (UCC) Student Council has voted against mandating its union to issue an apology over its response to allegations of sexual assault made against a candidate running in the union’s elections.…

News Analysis

What else we learned from the poll

Students have their say on TCDSU’s performance, national politics, and Trinity in the pandemic

The Trinity News poll wasn’t just about the election – students were also asked their views on a variety of other topics. This is one of the largest surveys of Trinity students regularly conducted and gives us a great sense …