Niall Collins denies “pecuniary or beneficial interest” in public property sale on part of himself or spouse

Documents released following a freedom of information request by The Ditch show that Collins’ wife had been the sole applicant who had expressed interest in the property prior to the meeting

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Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins has denied allegations of improper conduct relating to the purchase of public property.

Collins has denied that he or his spouse had “any pecuniary interest or beneficial interest” in a


Documents support corruption claims against junior minister for further education

Documents seen by Trinity News indicate a potential violation of section 177 of the Local Government Act 2001 by junior minister Niall Collins

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Documents seen by Trinity News back up claims of improper conduct by Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins, relating to the purchase of public property in Limerick by his wife in 2008.

The documents, obtained through


Two Door Cinema Club to headline Trinity Ball

Other acts included in this year’s event are Moncrieff, Somebody’s Child and Hannah Laing

Two Door Cinema Club will headline this year’s Trinity Ball, Trinity Ents has announced this morning. 

Trinity Ent’s revealed this year’s line-up through their Instagram this morning, with acts such as Monjola, Somebody’s Child and Hannah Laing to feature on


Zöe Cummins reinstated on ballot following appeal

Cummins had previously been struck off for a violation of electoral rules, the EC said on Tuesday


Zöe Cummins has been reinstated on the ballot for the students’ union presidential race following a successful appeal.

In a statement to Trinity News this afternoon, President Gabi Fullam confirmed: “On Tuesday February 21, the Chair of the [Trinity College …


Zöe Cummins to speak at Hustings and campaign, despite being struck off the ballot

The EC has confirmed at Equality Hustings this evening that Cummins and campaign team have chosen the appeals board process, rather than appealing the ruling at Council

Zöe Cummins is to continue campaigning and participating in Hustings, despite being struck from the ballot earlier today.

Speaking before Equality Hustings, Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) Emma Gallagher said that Cummins’ campaign team have chosen to appeal the


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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