News Analysis
The logo of Trinity Graduate Students' Union (GSU).

Analysis: who’s right about the status of the GSU Board?

The union’s leadership disagrees with its oversight body about who is allowed to conduct oversight on it

The Board of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) and the union’s leadership have presented competing views on the legitimacy of that board. In essence, the GSU Executive claims that the board’s term in office expired in July and that a …

News Analysis

Analysis: Accommodation remains unaffordable despite legislative protections

Trinity is increasing rents by over 2%, despite the cap in the 2021 Residential Tenancies Act

On July 16, the Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Act 2021 was signed into law by the President. Amending previous Residential Tenancies Acts, the legislation limits rent increases for all tenancies and extends temporary emergency protections for tenants impacted by Covid-19.…

News Analysis

Analysis: Breakdown in democratic norm isn’t the only issue facing the GSU

The current GSU has increasingly isolated itself from organisations it should seek to align with, leaving it in a position of questionable leadership

The last few months have seen the Graduate Students Union (GSU) placed under the spotlight repeatedly, for reasons such as calls for the impeachment of both president Gisèle Scanlon and vice president Abhisweta Bhattacharjee following a controversial EGM in April,

News Analysis

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 …

News Analysis

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

News Analysis

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