Harris publishes plan confirming “overwhelming” return to campus in September

Harris has said that “the college experience will return for everyone from September” with activities being “overwhelmingly…on site from the new academic year”

Students are expected to make a long-awaited return to college campuses in September, government has confirmed with the publication of a new plan this afternoon. 

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris has confirmed that students


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 …


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 …


TCD Postgraduate Workers Alliance endorses John Tighe for GSU president

Tighe is running against incumbent president Gisèle Scanlon in the GSU sabbatical elections

Trinity’s Post Graduate Workers Alliance (PGWA) has endorsed John Tighe for president of the Graduates Students Union (GSU).

Tighe is currently running for the position against incumbent president Gisèle Scanlon. If elected, this would be Scanlon’s second term as president. …


Government announces €25 million in funding for the Old Library Redevelopment Project

Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien, and Minister for Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, made the announcement at the Old Library this afternoon

This afternoon, the government announced that 25 million in funding is to be dedicated to the Old Library Redevelopment Project.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, and Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, made


Trinity BDS and IPSC to host protest in support of Palestine at the Israeli embassy this afternoon

TCDSU have called on students to attend the protest kicking off at 4pm

Trinity Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS) and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) are to host a protest in support of Palestine this afternoon. The protest is due to take place outside the Israeli embassy in Dublin City Centre


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”.