News

Restrictions on indoor dining on campus to be lifted on October 22

Restaurants and cafés on campus will no longer require proof of vaccination from October 22

College has confirmed that restrictions on indoor dining on campus are to be lifted on October 22.

Today, College has confirmed to Trinity News that restaurants and cafés will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a recovery certificate

News Analysis

Analysis: Accommodation remains unaffordable despite legislative protections

Trinity is increasing rents by over 2%, despite the cap in the 2021 Residential Tenancies Act

On July 16, the Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Act 2021 was signed into law by the President. Amending previous Residential Tenancies Acts, the legislation limits rent increases for all tenancies and extends temporary emergency protections for tenants impacted by Covid-19.…

News

Irish universities provide free “greet and transfer” service for arriving international students

The national service began at Dublin airport this month

Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) are providing a free “greet and transfer” service at Dublin airport for international students arriving for the upcoming semester.

Announced by the Irish Universities Association (IUA), the service began at Dublin airport on August 1

News

Higher education institutions announce plans for return to campuses

The IUA, THEA and RCSI have committed to “maximum on-site presence” for the upcoming semester.

Higher education institutions (HEIs) represented by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) have released a joint statement confirming the return to college campuses in September.

The sector-wide commitment to reopening builds upon the Safe Return Plan (a safe return to on-site

News

Simon Harris meets with TCDSU to discuss campus return

Harris said that the resumption of club and society events is “essential”.

Yesterday, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris visited Trinity to discuss the return of students to campus.

Harris met with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Leah Keogh and Education Officer Bev Genockey. …

News

Registration for mRNA vaccines opens for over 18s

Vaccine rollout “ahead of schedule” as registration for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines opens for all adults today.

From today, anyone from 18 years of age can register to receive an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre.

Last night, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced on social media that young people can register for the Pfizer or

News

College announces artists who will create first sculptures of women for the Long Room

Maudie Brady, Rowan Gillespie, Vera Klute and Guy Reid have been commissioned to create four bust sculptures of women for the Old Library

Today, College announced that it has commissioned four artists to create four new sculptures for the Long Room in the Old Library. 

The first to be commissioned in over a century, the new Long Room sculptures will also be the

News

Simon Harris to seek approval for an additional 4,600 college places for this upcoming semester

Funding for extra places in health sciences, law and other disciplines to be discussed by Cabinet today.

Today, a proposal to fund just over 4,600 additional college places is to be discussed by the Cabinet. 

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris is to seek government approval for €24 million to fund

News

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Further and Higher Education discuss Higher Education Authority Bill

The committee began a pre-legislative examination of the bill today.

and

This afternoon, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science met to discuss the Higher Education Authority Act 2021.

The committee also discussed a motion pertaining to Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann’s approval of