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TCDSU “disappointed” in failed Dáil motion to impose sanctions on Israel

They urged for a ceasefire to be imposed in Gaza, calling on students to join demonstrations this weekend

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has released a statement in reaction to various Dáil motions regarding the imposition sanctions on Israel and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.

The union is “greatly disappointed in the outcome of

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Explainer: The past, present, and future of the Berkeley Library

As the former Berkeley library is currently nameless, expectations grow for it to be renamed in a progressive manner

The Library formerly known as the Berkeley Library was denamed this April after a vote taken by the College Board, in which they opined that the former name was “inconsistent with the University’s core values of human dignity, freedom, inclusivity

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Council passes motion to campaign for the withdrawal of Biden’s honorary doctorate

The motion was proposed by Union Forum and seconded by TCDSU President László Molnárfi.

Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) has passed a motion to campaign for the withdrawal of President Biden’s honorary doctorate. 

Biden’s honorary doctorate degree was awarded to him in 2016 when he was vice-president.

The motion was proposed by Union

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Analysis: A leftist coalition’s budget may be more similar to government’s than we think

Although the degree of spending varies significantly, the top three left-leaning political parties in the State hold close to identical priorities, however many of these echo Government plans

Last week, the Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Green Party coalition government released their highly anticipated Budget 2024, thus setting forth their economic plan for their social and political agenda for this coming year. Government delivered for third-level students in many

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Phil opts out of debate on Israel and Palestine in favour of panel discussion on the topic

In light of the renewed conflict in Israel and Palestine, the Phil has altered its schedule to be more “appropriate and constructive”

The University Philosophical Society (the Phil) has today altered its scheduled weekly debate, under the motion “This house has no faith in the two-state solution”, a collaboration with the Society For International Affairs (SOFIA).

They will instead tomorrow host a

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Analysis: Students’ spendings and savings: How to maximise government grants, tax credits, and bursaries that are available to you

In the lead up to Budget 2024, clarity and exactitude are needed on what is available to students in a time of widespread economic hardship

The recent Budget 2024 saw many reforms in the world of student finances, ranging from an increase in the SUSI Grant maintenance rates to an expansion in the Rent Tax Credit parameters.

The public generally welcomes Fine Gael’s staple “cash-back-in-pockets”

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Students’ spendings and savings: How to maximise government grants, tax credits, and bursaries available to you.

In the lead up to Budget 2024, clarity and exactitude are needed on what is available to students in a time of widespread economic hardship.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris hinted last month as to what he hopes to see in the upcoming Budget 2024, and as would be expected he focused particularly on student economic welfare. He cemented his stance on

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Explainer: How much can you work during the holidays without impacting your SUSI grant?

A harsh economic paradox is at play – a support intended for students in need of financial aid may fiscally disadvantage a student who, out of necessity, works full time to further support themselves, and thus pushes themselves over a specified income threshold

The Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant was established in 2012, and eleven years later it has become a mainstay in Irish student life and finances. Offering funding to students pursuing higher education ranging from PLC courses to postgraduate studies, …

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TCDSU joins pro-Palestinian activist groups in demonstration against the running off flights between Dublin and Tel Aviv

The coalition will protest weekly at Dublin Airport until the flight route ceases, and wishes for it to be re-established only on the condition that “apartheid is dismantled”

Unite With Palestine, a “direct-action group committed to ending Ireland’s complicity” in Israeli affairs, yesterday joined with the Trinity Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) to protest against the organisation of flights between