Life inside the Trinity BDS encampment

College has outlined its plans to cut ties to Israeli institutions. What was life like in the encampment that led to this unprecedented divestment?

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Names have been changed for anonymity purposes 

“I wasn’t a Trinity student. So the only way I could actually get in was by sneaking in as an UberEats driver.”

These are the words of Gareth, who arrived at the Trinity


Societies speak out against College response to Gaza: “There can be no neutrality in the face of genocide”

Several societies have expressed their solidarity with the BDS encampment and defended students’ right to protest

A number of college societies have released statements criticising College’s lacklustre response to Israel’s assault on Gaza and supporting the Trinity Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (Trinity BDS) encampment.

In an Instagram post made yesterday, the Politics Society stated that while …

Trinity senator Lynn Ruane

“This can’t happen in Ireland” – TDs and senators condemn Trinity for €200k union fine

The Seanad Civil Engagement group, including Trinity Senator Lynn Ruane, has called on College to reverse its decision to bill the union for its protests

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Politicians across parties have condemned College for fining Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) €214,000 for “disruptive protests”, including calls to reverse the decision.

Higher education spokespeople for Sinn Féin, Labour and the Social Democrats have criticised College, along with …


Getting the Guests: How do the Hist and Phil do it?

Kate Byrne sits down with the leaders of the Hist and the Phil to ask how they have achieved their star-studded list of guest visitors

Over the years, both the College Historical Society (The Hist) and the University Philosophical Society (The Phil), have been known for their array of impressive guest speakers. From American senator Bernie Sanders to Irish influencer Keelin Moncreiff, both societies have …


Brídín Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce elected editor of the University Times with 53% of vote

Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce defeated Charlie Hastings by in the UT editor race by 148 votes

Brídín Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce has been elected the next editor of the University Times (UT) by a narrow margin of 1,105 votes.

Her opponent Charlie Hastings received 957 of votes. 119 voted to re-open nominations and 225 votes were spoiled.

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Taking it too far: the danger of the “joke candidate”

Kate Bryne analyses the ethics of running a joke sabbatical campaign

With campaigns for the TCDSU sabbatical positions well underway, and the high number of 13 candidates fighting for our votes, there’s been great debate and discourse around campus. Two candidates in particular, Ralph Balfe, (presidential candidate), and Nathan Harrington, (Welfare


Brídín Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce pledges to create “a positive atmosphere” in the University Times – but is resistant to scrutiny

In an interview with Trinity News, Joyce discusses her plans to improve equality, equity, and outreach in the University Times

Brídín Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce is a final year English student who has been involved with the University Times since August of last year. Although fairly new to the publication, Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce believes she has what it takes to lead the newspaper