Trinity News sweeps with 20 nominations at the 2024 Student Media Awards

Trinity News received nominations including Newspaper of the Year and three for Journalist of the Year

Trinity News received 20 nominations at the 2024 National Student Media Awards (Smedias), including Newspaper of the Year.

Staff covering current affairs, sport, science and culture were recognised by the annual award celebrating across 39 categories.

Along with Newspaper of …


University Times editor race: Too close to call with Charlie Hastings leading by razor thin margins

While candidates in the UT race have both appealed to voters with experience and addressed lingering issues in the paper’s recent tumultuous history, a low polling turnout has left the election as anyone’s game

The race for University Times (UT) editor has been incredibly close throughout the duration of polling. According to the Trinity News poll, Charlie Hastings has 156 first preference votes, a comfortable 48%. However, Brídín Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce has 138 first preference


TCDSU council votes to introduce sports and student parent bursaries

The Student Sport Bursary and Student Parents Bursary will each receive €20,000 from the HEA fund

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Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) council has voted to create two separate bursaries for student parents and students who wish to access sports.

Both bursaries will receive funding of €20,000 from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) fund to offer


Old Library closes amid Trinity BDS protest at front entrance

TCDSU President László Molnárfi leads group of protestors calling for Trinity to cut ties with Israel

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The Old Library was forced to close this afternoon following a protest by members of Trinity BDS calling on College to cut ties with Israel.

Protestors stood on the steps of the building, prompting security to block off the entrance,


SU campaign calls for universal public housing program at banner demonstration

Union President László Molnárfi said students and staff are being “priced out of education”

The Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) campaigns group has called for a universal public housing program for students and across the country at a banner demonstration today.

Members of the union gathered in front of the Campanile at Front …


“Two of our four windows were shattered”: Kavanagh Court residents criticise accommodation’s response to disturbances

Residents have said the accommodation’s response to fireworks and damage caused by non-residents “unreasonable”

Students living in Kavanagh Court have criticised  the accommodation’s response to recent disturbances, including fireworks being “aimed” at flats and damage to property.

They said disturbances from the nearby Diamond Park, which was opened this summer and is not owned


College launches “Quantum Alliance” to facilitate growth in quantum technology

The new initiative brings together researchers and major technology firms to organise networks for quantum experts and further the field

College has launched a collaborative initiative bringing together researchers and leading technology firms focused on quantum technology, which it hopes will be a catalyst for investment in the field.

Launched yesterday, the Trinity Quantum Alliance aims to bring together quantum …


Candidates outline plans for reform in poorly attended USI hustings

Trinity students can vote for their preferred candidates until 7pm this evening

At online hustings hosted by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union yesterday evening, candidates for Union of Students in Ireland (USI) officerships outlined their plans to support students, with stronger campaigning and better communication with constituent unions being recurring themes across …


Ents Race: Olivia Orr knows “how to give students what they want”

In an interview with Trinity News, the Entertainment Officer candidate details her insider knowledge and plans for the next year

Olivia Orr, a Junior Sophister PPES student, is one of three candidates running for the position of Entertainment (Ents) Officer for the 2023-2024 Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU). The officership is in charge of running all student functions throughout