All of Trinity’s major student residences were undersubscribed this year

Around 1,550 students were living in Trinity accommodation at the end of Hilary Term

All of Trinity’s major student residence locations were undersubscribed this academic year.

The demand among students for rooms in accommodation buildings operated by Trinity was lower than the number of places available.

Figures released to Trinity News under the Freedom


Higher education department publishes details of legislation to reform sector

The legislation has been criticised within Trinity over concerns of decreased autonomy


The details of contentious new government legislation introducing several changes to the higher education sector have been released today.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris published the legislation this morning, which is described as aiming to reform and


Union urges Trinity against reopening of Book of Kells during exams

Cultural venues are allowed to open their doors again from May 10 under the government’s phased reopening plan

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) is urging Trinity against reopening the Book of Kells next month as students sit exams.

Under the government’s phased plan to lift Covid-19 restrictions, cultural attractions can reopen from May 10, which also marks


Out of Left Field: DU Sailing Club

Trinity’s sailors are keen to get back out on the water

Forty people, thirty days, a daily jump into the sea – last November, DU Sailing Club members raised funds for men’s mental health charities by swimming in the sea each day of Movember. The fundraiser was one of a handful …


TCDSU Council passes motions on House 6 accessibility and lobbying against conversion therapy

The final Council of the year took place over Zoom this evening


Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has passed motions at Council this evening on taking steps towards an accessible House 6 and lobbying against conversion therapy.

Chemistry Convener Thomas O’Neill proposed the motion against conversion therapy at tonight’s council. 



GSU motion to divest from TCDSU fails after rerun of vote

A motion for the GSU to divest from TCDSU was initially deemed to have passed, but then failed by a significant margin when it was rerun

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The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has voted against a motion to divest from Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) on a second vote.

The motion was voted on twice after an initial decision that the motion was deemed to have


Major concerns raised by members over voting process at GSU meeting left unanswered 

One motion was passed by a four-vote margin as some members said they were unable to cast their vote

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The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) deemed to have passed three motions this evening that have introduced a series of changes to the union’s constitution despite members raising serious concerns over the structure of the meeting and its voting process.



TCDSU Council loses quorum after disagreement over voting process

Council ended early after the meeting lost its quorum, with 10 motions deferred

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10 motions have been deferred to the next Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council after the meeting lost its quorum this evening.

Council ended early after a call to check whether quorum was met among attendants at tonight’s Council.