Cush Report recommends contracts of indefinite duration be offered to lecturers after two years

The report also highlighted the increase of zero hours contracts being used in the third-level education sector


The government established expert group chaired by Michael Cush SC, on fixed-term and part-time employment in lecturing in third level education in Ireland last week published its report and recommendations.

The main issue which the expert group was to decide


Computer science students may have to resit exam after lecturer uploads answers online

Students allege that lecturer was made aware of the mistake a fortnight before the exam


Students in the school of computer science and statistics may have to resit their software engineering examination, after it emerged that the lecturer in charge of that module had uploaded the solutions to the exam two weeks prior.

Students visiting …


SU president Lynn Ruane takes final TCD Seanad seat

Incumbents David Norris and Ivana Bacik were returned to the house, but Sean Barret missed out on a seat


The fifteenth and final count for the TCD Seanad panel has seen Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union president Lynn Ruane take the third and final seat, after incumbents David Norris and Ivana Bacik placed first and second respectively. She was …


Ivana Bacik returned to the Seanad on the thirteenth count

On the first count Bacik took 18% of first preference votes, coming second behind fellow incumbent David Norris


After receiving 4,144  votes on the thirteenth count, senator Ivana Bacik was deemed elected by TCD constituency returning officer provost Patrick Prendergast before 7 pm on Wednesday evening.

She is the second senator to be elected to the chamber on …


Trinity has previously been used for talks by those with power, and those seeking it

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’s talks aren’t the first time that College has played host to warring sides hoping to come to a compromise


The cobblestones of Front Square this week played host to a menagerie of journalists, television cameras and inquisitive onlookers as Fine Gael and Fianna Fail came to College to hammer out an agreement for the formation of a government.



CSC grants provisional recognition to new Trinity Musical Theatre Society

One of the aims of the new society is the holding of larger scale musicals that will be worked on through out the year

The Central Societies Committee Friday granted provisional society status to Trinity Musical Theatre Society, Trinity News has learned.

DU Players and DU Music society are currently active on campus, however after reviewing the Musical Theatre Society application, the CSC executive …


Full GMB audience present for honorary patronage of Marina Abramović

“Performance is serious business and is not easy, it takes every atom of your energy. It is the most immaterial form of art, apart from music”

College may be quiet because of Reading Week, but on Friday students packed into a GMB chamber with standing room only as performance artist Marina Abramović accepted her honorary gold medal of patronage from the Philosophical Society before an entranced


Student nurses to see pay increase from March 1

The rate to be set is at 70% of the staff nurse rate of pay, which means that student nurse pay will increase to €9.49 per hour

Student nurses will see pay increases from March of this year, following an agreement reached by the government and representative bodies such as the IMNO and SIPTU.

From March 1 the restoration of pay for students on 36 week placement …

News, Podcasts

Before you vote, listen to the Trinity News and Trinity FM Leadership Race interviews here

Trinity News and Trinity FM have conducted a series of audio interviews with candidates for the sabbatical offices

President interview with Kieran McNulty, Stephen Carty and Dan O’Brien

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Hosted by Una Harty

0.00 – Lynn Ruane on her time in the SU
6.08 – Stephen Carty’s TAP donation pledge
11.55 …


Dublin City Council unveils plans for pedestrianised College Green plaza

The council hopes to “provide unhindered pedestrian movement from Stephen’s Green to the south quays”

NEWSDublin City Council Monday unveiled their new “exciting” plan for the College Green area of Dublin City Centre.

DCC now plans to provide segregated two-way space for cycling leading up to a wider plan plaza. The new plaza layout removes …