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Analysis: Funding for disability services will not be effective without greater effort from College

Recent funding for disability services is a step in the right direction but a disconnect still exists between College and the needs of its students

Last week saw Minister for Further and Higher Education and Research Simon Harris announce that €105 million had been secured for the safe return of third level students to campus this September. The package included an extra €21 million to …

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Analysis: On-campus rapid testing next year

Rapid antigen testing could help get students back on-site says provost-elect

Provost-elect Linda Doyle, in an interview on RTE Radio 1 earlier in the week pointed towards the possible introduction of rapid Covid-19 testing on campus next year. In the interview, Doyle expressed that she was “hopeful” about students returning to

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Analysis: Looking back on a year of firsts

A review of the difficult and unpredictable academic year of 2020/21

On September 7, the highest Leaving Certificate results on record were announced after predicted grades with points rising nearly 75% for some Central Applications Office (CAO) courses. Students at the beginning of the year expected College to take place at

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Analysis: The three provost candidates are largely in harmony on major topics

All candidates agree that they will need to lobby for an increase in funding from the government

Ahead of the upcoming elections, the three provost candidates, Linda Hogan, Linda Doyle, and Jane Ohlmeyer sat down for interviews with Trinity News. 

All candidates have previously expressed concern over the lack of autonomy given to the Heads of Schools

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What else we learned from the poll

Students have their say on TCDSU’s performance, national politics, and Trinity in the pandemic

The Trinity News poll wasn’t just about the election – students were also asked their views on a variety of other topics. This is one of the largest surveys of Trinity students regularly conducted and gives us a great sense …

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Union voters divided along political party lines

Among right wing and socially conservative voters, support for women candidates is significantly lower

The poll results reveal a stark difference in voting preferences between students who support left wing and centre-left parties (defined here as the Green Party, the Social Democrats, Sinn Féin, Labour and Solidarity-PBP) and those supporting centre-right, right wing and …

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Polling suggests that Emer Moreau’s path to editor of the University Times is relatively unchallenged by Peter Caddle’s entrance into the race

With a 78 point lead in the Trinity News Poll, Moreau looks on track to be elected comfortably

Emer Moreau is in many ways the traditional candidate for editor of the University Times, the student newspaper funded by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union TCDSU). She is the paper’s current deputy editor, having been appointed to the role in

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Poll shows Brady edging out Arrowsmith in unique Ents race

Despite some similarities between the two candidates, Brady looks set to beat out Arrowsmith


The two candidates for this year’s Entertainments Officer race have demonstrated throughout the campaign period that they hold many similar manifesto points and ideas for event-planning in the coming academic year, aside from a few clear differences. However, although there