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

Harris says large lectures unlikely to be allowed in September

Speaking to an Oireachtas committee today, the Minister said every student would be on campus for some classes

Large scale lectures are not likely to initially return with a general reopening of campuses, an Oireachtas committee has heard today.

Speaking to the Oireachtas Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science today, Minister Simon Harris …

Harris announces €3m in additional funding for student mental health and well-being

He has also announced additional funding for the student assistance fund and the creation of a ‘mitigating educational disadvantage fund’

This afternoon, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris announced an additional €3m in funding for student mental health and well-being. 

Harris also said an additional €10m in funding would go to the Student Assistance Fund,

Registration for mRNA vaccines opens for over 18s

Vaccine rollout “ahead of schedule” as registration for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines opens for all adults today.

From today, anyone from 18 years of age can register to receive an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre.

Last night, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced on social media that young people can register for the Pfizer or

Doyle to nominate Professor Orla Shiels as Vice Provost

Patrick Prendergast made the announcement at a party last week in honour of current Vice Provost Jurgen Barkhoff

Provost-Elect Linda Doyle is set to nominate Professor Orla Shiels for the position of Vice Provost.

Outgoing Provost Patrick Prendergast made this announcement at a garden party last week, held to honour current Vice Provost Jurgen Barkhoff. 

Shiels is a

Harris confirms establishment of new Technological University of the Shannon for October 2021

Athlone and Limerick Institutes of Technology are to be dissolved with new university taking their place

Today, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris confirmed the establishment of Technological University (TU) of the Shannon: Midlands and Midwest from October 1.

This will be the country’s third Technological University, following the establishment of

College announces artists who will create first sculptures of women for the Long Room

Maudie Brady, Rowan Gillespie, Vera Klute and Guy Reid have been commissioned to create four bust sculptures of women for the Old Library

Today, College announced that it has commissioned four artists to create four new sculptures for the Long Room in the Old Library. 

The first to be commissioned in over a century, the new Long Room sculptures will also be the

Simon Harris to seek approval for an additional 4,600 college places for this upcoming semester

Funding for extra places in health sciences, law and other disciplines to be discussed by Cabinet today.

Today, a proposal to fund just over 4,600 additional college places is to be discussed by the Cabinet. 

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris is to seek government approval for €24 million to fund