Dublin City Council’s plans for pedestrianised plaza at College Green to go before An Bord Pleanála

Due to the scale of the project, a report has deemed it necessary that it undergo an Environmental Impact Assessment

Dublin City Council’s (DCC) plans for the pedestrianisation of College Green are to go before An Bord Pleanála with a decision date expected for August 2017. The development is to cost in the region of €6 million.

Due to the …


Global Brain Health Institute begins its pioneering research at Trinity College

The multidisciplinary and international team of researchers hope to combat the issues associated with an ageing population and its implication on health policy and patient care.

NEWSThis year the Department of Health Sciences welcomes the first four Atlantic Fellows from the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) who represent  “the first of an international network of ‘change agents’ in the global fight against dementia”.

GBHI is a …


Election for Chairperson of CSC declared null and void after review on eligibility rules

The election on March 23 was declared “null and void” after the committee learned Rebet was ineligible to run for the executive.

NEWSThe result of the election for Chairperson of the Central Societies Committee (CSC), which was won by Ludivine Rebet, has been declared null and void. As president of the Phil for the 2015/16 year, Rebet took a sabbatical year to …


Trinity reprimanded for attempting to seek favourable ranking reviews

On Sunday, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) announced that Trinity could face suspension from the university ranking survey on account of a questionable letter sent out to academics and others affiliated with College

NEWSOn Sunday, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) announced that Trinity could face suspension from the university ranking survey on account of a questionable letter sent out to academics and others affiliated with College.

According to the news site Inside Higher Ed, …


Sara Ní Lochlainn elected president of Trinity Hall JCR

The crowd of voters and candidates alike awaited the results with anticipation, while celebrations were duly held for the eleven elected officers following the results.

Halls canteen was bustling with activity last night, as students clad in their Wednesday night attire traipsed downstairs in order to cast their vote in the JCR election. Running candidates were aplenty in each race, with 31 running overall; five …


Young school-goers literary achievements celebrated at the launch of Bookmarks exhibition

The Bookmarks project, facilitated by the Trinity Access Program, culminated yesterday evening at the launch of a display of 65 handcrafted books in Trinity’s Long Room

An exhibition of handcrafted books, launched yesterday evening in Trinity’s Long Room Hub, marked the efforts of 65 children participating in the Bookmarks program; a two-month writing, illustration and bookbinding project facilitated by the Trinity Access Program (TAP).

The fifth …


Trinity Students’ Union and Trinity FLAC organise a sleep-out in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust

The event will be the first of its kind in Trinity, with both the SU and the FLAC hoping to continue it on an annual basis

A group of almost forty Trinity students is expected to be sleeping outside the Nassau St. entrance of College tonight until 8am on Friday in order to raise money for the Peter McVerry Trust.  The charity was founded by Fr. …


Fifth students’ union council round-up

Read our round-up of proceedings here to catch up on what you missed.

Last nights’s council saw Vice Provost Linda Hogan outlining the trajectory of the Trinity Education Project, a debate on bell-curve grading and updates on proposals for student counselling staffing and the introduction of a sun-room in Goldsmith Hall.

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Deputy-president of USI Annie Hoey announces USI presidential bid

Speaking to Trinity News, she outlined higher education funding as the number one priority should she be elected.


Annie Hoey, current deputy president and vice-president for equality and citizenship for the Union of Students Ireland (USI), announced on February 10 that she will be running for the role of USI president.

Speaking to Trinity News about her candidacy,


USI attend SU council, respond to questions over Smartvote

Paraic McLean raised the point that while using the web-page, he found many candidates had selected the neutral option for more controversial policies, making it difficult to discern what their position was on the topic

NEWS30,000 people have made use of Smartvote, since it’s launch last Wednesday, the 13th of January, according to a presentation given at tonight’s Student Union Council. Two USI representatives came before the council to encourage students to ‘Make a SmartVote’: …