The next generation

What can scientists learn from schoolchildren?

A few weeks ago, the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition was held in the RDS. Children from all over Ireland prepared and showcased their research and the work was amazing; Adam Kelly, the 17-year old prizewinner of this


PROBE-ing into science

A trio of young investigators dissect Trinity’s science festival

Last Friday, the Science Gallery and Trinity hosted PROBE – Research Uncovered, the festival of research in Front Square. PROBE is part of European Researchers’ Night, and similar events take place all over Europe on the night of the 28th.


The demands of the Summerhill occupiers are the minimum of what we should expect

We cannot continue the Irish tradition of expecting charities to patch up government policy failures

On August 7, housing activists, including members of Take Back Trinity, entered a house at 35 Summerhill Parade, and began occupying the building. Less than ten days later a High Court judge had ordered the protestors to vacate the premises.


Coordinating our compassion

Incoming president Jack Natin explains that the new database is just one of the many ways VDP is taking social justice to another level

Trinity’s own St. Vincent de Paul society, or VDP, is the biggest society on campus. According to the Central Societies Committee it is also the best, having won this years awards for both Best Large Society and Best Overall Society.


New kids on the block: Nessa O’Connor

Jessie Dolliver interviews the newest members of Trinity’s research community

Nessa O’Connor is the Zoology department’s newest lecturer, having moved from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in January of 2017. Dr.O’Connor specializes in all things marine biology, and is particularly interested in the relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (how stable


Trinity alumni Michael Moloney is named new head of the American Institute of Physics

Dr. Moloney received his PhD in experimental physics from Trinity

Trinity alumni Michael Moloney is to become the next chief executive of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Dr. Moloney, an experimental physicist, was head-hunted by an executive search committee and subsequently unanimously approved by the AIP’s board of directors. …


Fighting the rising tides

Cork city struggles to keep its head above water

Cork city has experienced regular and violent flooding for many years. The southern city is built on gravel and sand, and works like a big sponge. It sits on islands and marsh, right where the river Lee meets the ocean.