Greek court drops espionage charges from Binder case

TCDSU protested outside the Greek embassy this afternoon in solidarity with defendants in the case

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A Greek judge has dropped espionage charges against humanitarian volunteer Seán Binder, alongside 23 others this morning.

This morning, the prosecution in the case said they recognized “serious flaws” in the charges against the 24 defendants, and recommended an annulment …


Students express concerns over “freezing” conditions in RDS exam hall

Speaking to Trinity News this evening, students said they chose to leave exams early due to cold conditions in the RDS

Students are expressing concern over temperatures in the RDS, with exams taking place this week. 

Exams in RDS Simmonscourt began today, and are expected to conclude on Friday, December 16. 

Speaking to Trinity News, one student sitting a chemistry exam


Extraordinary meeting of Council fails to reach quorum

This follows last week’s scheduled council meeting failing to have one third of Council members present, meaning Council cannot take place

Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) has failed to reach quorum for the second time in two weeks. 

TCDSU Council was postponed last Tuesday, November 22, after the mandatory quota for Council to be held was not reached. 

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Cosgrave says that most Irish-founded startups “are being built outside of Ireland”

Speaking at a press conference in Lisbon this morning, the founder of Web Summit claimed that Dublin is being left behind due to the cost of living crisis


Web Summit founder and CEO Paddy Cosgrave has said that Dublin is being left behind in the tech world by the cost of living crisis.

Speaking at a press conference at Web Summit in Lisbon this morning, the Trinity alumnus


TCDSU Council votes to campaign to make process for returning off-books students less “invasive”

The Education Officer will be mandated to lobby the senior lecturer and senior tutor for changes to the Fitness to Study letter of certification

The students’ union has voted to mandate lobbying to adapt the process for students returning from off-books to be less “invasive”.

This evening at the first Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council, members voted to mandate the education officer


Residents begin moving into Printing House Square

The new development provides 249 student bedrooms, a new health centre, a disability centre, sporting facilities and a new square on campus


After a process of five years, Printing House Square will finally open today, with students moving in throughout this week.

The new development provides 249 ensuite rooms on Pearse Street.

Ensuite rooms are clustered in flats of six to eight …


Department for Further and Higher Education launch survey on student experience of bullying

Speaking about the launch of the survey, Harris said that he has been “very clear that the tertiary education and training sector must lead the way in changing cultures”

A national survey on student experiences of bullying in the higher education section was launched on Friday, and will remain open until November 30.

The survey, which has been commissioned by the Department for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation …


Four senior staff members sacked by UT Editor

The editor informed senior members of staff that they would “no longer be working” at UT following their call for her impeachment


Four senior members of staff of the University Times (UT) have been fired, Trinity News can confirm.

Senior Staff speaking to Trinity News this evening confirmed they had been sacked, following the leaking of a letter calling for their editors …

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Analysis: Does TCDSU have authority over the University Times?

Though the union fund the paper and facilitate the election of its editor, TCDSU have said that “violation of the paper’s independence” would be “inappropriate”


A statement from Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) this evening clarified a number of constitutional matters relating to the impeachment of the Editor of the University Times (UT).

In the statement, the chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) which