Report finds construction of TBSI building €16.7 million over-budget

The building cost €91.6 million, putting it €16.7 million over the original budget

The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) building was €16.7 million over-budget, a Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) report has found.

Trinity spent €91.6 million on the building, ultimately reporting a cost overrun of 22%. The 35,000m building was completed in …


Trinity Professor missing on Mount Everest

Seamus Lawless is believed to have slipped and fallen during his descent from the summit of the world’s highest mountain

Seamus Lawless, an Assistant professor at the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity, is missing on Mount Everest after he reportedly fell at an altitude of 8,300m, while descending from the summit this afternoon.

Trinity commented on reports …


Trinity Disability Service to rename centre to ease student discomfort

Trinity Disability Service is to relocate to Printing House Square later this year

Trinity Disability Services is seeking to rename itself amid concern that students feel “uncomfortable” entering the service under its current name.

In an email to staff and students this afternoon, the Disability Service invited responses to a poll with options


Laura Beston elected TCDSU President

Beston received 55% of first preference votes, with Hennessy receiving 40.4%

Laura Beston will be the next President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), after winning 55% of, or 1,844 first preference votes. Her competitor, Daire Hennessy, won 40.4% of, or 1,357 first preference votes. The option to re-open nominations


Student accommodation “not fit for purpose” as government announces new beds

The government has created 2,541 new student beds since July

The latest National Student Accommodation Strategy report finds 2,541 new student beds have been created since July, with more than 5,000 purpose-built student accommodation bed spaces completed this year.

Today, the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor,