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Capitation Committee to withhold GSU funding

The Capitation Committee plan to withhold funding from the GSU for the upcoming academic year, following concerns over how the GSU Board handled complaints surrounding the union’s chaotic EGM

The Capitation Committee is planning to withhold funding from the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), according to a report by the committee seen by Trinity News this evening.

The plans to withhold funding are directly in relation to the GSU Board’s

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TCDSU to hold rally in support of Palestine in Dublin today

Following IPSC’s cancellation of their event, TCDSU is moving forward with their rally at 2pm today

Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) BDS Campaign are to hold a rally today at 2pm at the Spire, in support of Palestine. 

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) cancelled their rally planned for today due to “legal threats from

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Taoiseach: “I want to see our students on campus”

Martin acknowledged that plans are being developed in the arts, culture, educational sectors, however “the key factor remains stick with the strategy; a gradual, responsible, reopening”

Speaking to the country this evening, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he “wants to see our students on campus for the new academic year, enjoying the further and higher education experience that they deserve”. 

Martin acknowledged that plans are

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Union to advocate for supports for students with full or part-time jobs

At the final Council meeting of the academic year, Council passed a motion to support students who have to work “out of necessity” during the academic year

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has passed a motion calling for the introduction of accommodations for students with full or part-time jobs.

With the passing of the motion, the union is now mandated to advocate for the introduction of

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Library set to increase opening hours from Monday

In an email to staff and students today, the Library announced that from Monday April 26 there will be a further opening of the Library, to support students as they prepare and finish their assessments

The Library has announced that they are to increase their opening hours from Monday April 26, following only being open for limited hours during Level 5 restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19.

In an email to staff and students

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Doyle confirmed as next provost of Trinity, Board announces

Professor Linda Doyle will take office as Provost on August 1, incumbent Patrick Prendergast confirmed this evening

In an email to staff and students today, Provost Patrick Prendergast confirmed that following Provost-Elect Professor Linda Doyle’s election on April 10, the College Board has formally appointed Doyle to take up the post from August 1.

Prendergast confirmed that

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TCDSU passes motion to support students in Myanmar

Following a discussion item on the events in Myanmar, a motion to organise an awareness campaign was passed at this evening’s Council

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has been mandated to take specific actions to support students living in Myanmar, where a coup occurred in February.

Following a discussion item at Tuesday evening’s Council on the events in Myanmar in recent

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Petition calls for vote of no confidence in GSU Vice President

A separate petition was launched yesterday calling for a vote of no confidence in the union’s president

A petition has been launched today calling for a vote of no confidence against Graduate Students Union (GSU) Vice President Abhisweta Bhattacharjee. 

This follows the launch of another petition yesterday which calls for a vote of no confidence against the

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Petition launched to call vote of no confidence in GSU President

Postgraduate students have raised serious concerns over the handling of a GSU meeting last night

A petition has been launched to call for a vote of no confidence in Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) President Gisèle Scanlon. 

The petition follows the union’s Executive General Meeting (EGM) yesterday, which saw an unprecedented turnout with around 540 members