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Analysis: Trinity receives over €2.5 million for research collaboration with Israel

Trinity continues to have ties to at least 12 Israeli organisations through research collaboration and business relationships

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Earlier this month over 600 academics across the country called on Irish universities to sever all partnerships and affiliations with Israeli institutions until the occupation of Palestinian territory is ended, the Palestinian rights to equality and self-determination are vindicated, and …

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Analysis: #UnmuteConsent, initiatives to combat sexual violence in College

#UnmuteConsent Campaign 2023 was recently launched. But what does it actually entail? And who benefits?

On 2 October 2023, higher education institutions across Ireland, including representative bodies like the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Irish Universities Association (IUA), and Union of Students in Ireland (USI), formally launched the #UnmuteConsent Campaign 2023. This launch aims to utilise

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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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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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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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Analysis: ESRI report finds low numbers of students crossing the border for third level education

Students from Northern Ireland face barriers to entry to Irish institutions

An Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) report has found that a low number of students are crossing the Irish border for third level education.

The organisation considered a variety of CAO and UCAS data from 2010-21 and consulted 14 …

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The never-ending saga of the Irish economy: cost of living crisis and tall tales of a budget surplus

A student’s guide to the cost of living crisis, Ireland’s economic state and College’s role in the ever-increasing financial burden upon students

Cost of living, rent increases, housing crisis, unlivable wages. These phrases are intrinsically intertwined with the current realities of millions across Ireland. For years, students, families, and professionals alike have grappled with economic hardship due to living in Ireland. Rather

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Analysis: Book of Kells blockade signals an unquiet year ahead

The willingness of TCDSU’s new sabbatical team to engage in direct action marks a shift in relations between the students’ union and College

Following his election as President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) in March, László Molnárfi heralded the reemergence of the student movement, vowing to “take up the fight” against the social and economic system that, in his eyes, that