USI launches harm reduction campaign targeting users of psychoactive substances

The campaign comes in light of figures showing consumption levels in Ireland are highest in Europe

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI), in cooperation with and the Health Service Executive (HSE) have launched a new campaign targeting people who consume new psychoactive substances (NSP). The harm reduction campaign was launched in the Institute of …

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Introducing Trinity’s LGBT Staff Network

Joel McKeever talks to Trinity News about Trinity’s official network for LGBT staff members


The LGBT Staff Network, launched earlier this year, was a long time coming. This is surprising on a campus with a strong LGBT history, which is notably home to Ireland’s oldest LGBT society. Why, then, has it all come together


University of Limerick denies allegations of misconduct

Higher Education Authority wants to hold independent inquiry into financial irregularities at UL


The University of Limerick (UL) has rejected calls by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of misconduct at the university.

The allegations concern the treatment of staff members and former employees who drew attention


Government introduces €4 million grant scheme for low-income postgraduate students

The grant will be made available to 1,100 postgraduate students


The government has announced the introduction of a full maintenance grant for 1,100 postgraduate students as part of Budget 2017. The grant, worth almost €6,000, will be made available to students in the lowest income category.

The scheme is part


Budget: Government announces 36.5m increase in third level funding

No increase in student contribution fees


The government has announced a €36.5 million increase for third level education funding. The increase was announced by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, during his budget speech earlier today. He called the increase the “first significant investment” …


Have we forgotten what is it to show respect?

A woman never deserves to be attacked, so why is Kim Kardashian West being shamed?


On Sunday night, while staying in a rented apartment in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, Kim Kardashian West was robbed by two armed men who bound and gagged her before placing her in the bathtub and stealing $10 million worth


TCDSU holds education campaign meeting ahead of USI rally

The meeting aimed at generating ideas to encourage participation in the march


TCDSU held an Education Campaign Meeting this evening in advance of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Rally for Education on 19 October. The meeting, led by SU President Kieran McNulty and Education Officer Dale O’Faoilléacháin, aimed to generate …


Hist Kicks off the Year with This House Would Get High

The Hist’s drug-themed debate took place in the GMB on Wednesday night


The Hist’s first debate of the year took place on Wednesday 21 September on the motion “This House Would Get High”. As with typical GMB debates, the event featured both student and guest speakers.

The late start, which came about


Trinity falls to 98th in QS World University Rankings

Largest year on year fall since 2005

NEWSTrinity has dropped twenty places, from 78th to 98th in the QS World University Rankings, released today. While it remains Ireland’s highest-ranked university, the 2016/17 rankings mark the third year in a row that Trinity has dropped, from …