The new vaccine rollout plan largely ignores the plight of young workers on the frontline

As non-essential retail begins to open in the coming months, it will become increasingly clear that frontline workers have been let down by the government

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every single person in the country. Many have lost jobs, been isolated from loved ones and many are feeling the effects of one of the longest lockdowns in the world. Students are no different. However,


Government to support bill to increase student renters rights says Harris

Harris highlighted the “massive impact” Covid 19 has had on students, adding that “perhaps that hasn’t been discussed enough” and “we can never endure another college year like this one”

In a Dáil debate this morning, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris said government will support the Residential Tenancies bill, tabled by Sinn Fein, in its second stage. 

If passed, the Residential Tenancies bill would


Union to lobby for a phasing out of cars on campus

The proposer of the motion, Dillon Broaders, said there has been “too much rhetoric, too many aspirations, too many goals and not near enough substance” in the fight against climate change in Trinity

At an extraordinary Council meeting this evening, the Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) passed a motion mandating the President and the Environment Officer to lobby for the phasing out of all vehicular parking on campus “within a reasonable timeframe”.


Doyle: Trinity is “looking at rapid testing” to get students back on campus by September

Doyle emphasised the need for “clarity” from the government in order for College to “plan and move forward in a constructive way” to get students back on campus

In an interview with Bryan Dobson on RTÉ Radio 1 this afternoon, Provost Elect Professor Linda Doyle said that there is more that universities can do to get students back on campus, including rapid testing. 

“There’ll be students now who


Climate, equality and workers’ rights raised to provost candidates at GSU hustings

The GSU has four votes to cast as part of the 800-strong electorate

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Equality and diversity were at the front of postgraduate students’ concerns as they put questions to the candidates running to be Trinity’s next provost this evening.

At a hustings hosted by the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), Professors Linda Doyle, Linda


Provost candidates agree on necessity to analyse staff contracts at IFUT hustings

In a hustings hosted by IFUT, the three candidates for provost were questioned on issues regarding precarious contracts, the representation of women and whether the process of electing a new provost is “democratic”

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The three candidates for provost were questioned this evening by Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) Chairperson John Walsh, in a hustings hosted by the IFUT. This hustings allowed each candidate to speak more specifically about their policies regarding Trinity


USI candidates campaign for Trinity students’ votes at digital hustings

The candidates were questioned on a range of national issues

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Trinity’s Megan O’Connor and Muireann Nic Corcráin were among candidates running in the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) elections who faced questions this evening from students at a hustings hosted by Trinity College Dublin’s Students Union (TCDSU).

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