Comms and Marketing: Interview with Úna Harty

“The biggest part of Communications is listening”


Úna Harty, JS Nanoscience student, is the sole candidate in this year’s Communications and Marketing Officer election. Trinity News say down with Úna to ask about her qualifications,  her plans for the role and her views on the SU.



Trinity researchers discover breakthrough with autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia

The research, led by Professor Aoife McLysaght, will be published in the Nature Communications journal


Researchers in Trinity’s department of genetics have isolated a short list of genes that could be responsible for a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases, including autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia and ADHD.

A team led by Professor Aoife McLysaght carried out


Collective bargaining introduced between teaching assistants and department of sociology

The agreement also sets a limit for weekly teaching duties, with excess hours to be remunerated


Trinity News has learned that PhD students in Trinity College’s department of sociology put in place a system of collective bargaining to deal with their teaching requirements. The agreement was implemented for the first time this academic year.

David Cichon,


DUCAC runs €40,000 deficit in 2015/16

The organisation funded the deficit by drawing on their €80,000 surplus from 2014/15


Dublin University Central Athletics Club (DUCAC), the body that regulates and funds sports clubs in Trinity, ran a 40,000 deficit in the year 2015/16, according to accounts shared with Trinity News. DUCAC largely funded this deficit by drawing on

Life, News

Unrestricted access to abortion up for debate with The Phil

This week’s Phil debate was centred around the highly relevant topic of abortion, with speakers delving into the pros and cons of unrestricted access


Unrestricted access to abortion was up for debate at the Phil this Thursday. Despite teetering on the edge of acrimony once or twice, the debate was heated but respectful – there were even a few laughs.

Arguments from the proposition


Trinity startup “Silvercloud” raises €8m euro in funding

The online wellness company was set up in 2012 but began as a research project in Trinity


The online wellness company Silvercloud has raised more than €8m in funding, the Irish Examiner has reported.

The company offers a range of online services designed to help people manage mental health and behavioural health issues such as depression, anxiety,