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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

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Attacks on tourists: Ireland’s new trend across global headlines

Recent reports have highlighted Dublin has become increasingly unsafe across various fronts. What do these reports actually entail? What does this mean for students?

For better or worse, Ireland is not a country to make consistent global headlines. Although a prominent and considerable nation, Ireland generally strays away from international notoriety. To most of the world, Ireland has primarily been known as a charming

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Analysis: The importance of College’s partnership with Creative Ireland

Trinity has recently announced a partnership with the government-funded Creative Ireland programme that is set to revolutionise the manner in which climate action is approached

  • Creative Ireland is a programme sustained by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Established in 2017, Creative Ireland comprises a series of multimillion-euro, state-funded projects to “ensure every person can discover their creative potential.”

At its

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Analysis: The newly introduced Disability Bill 2023 is set to extend disability supports in Ireland

An improved State system of reasonable accommodations and services hinges upon crucial amendments to disability legislation

As of 11 July 2023, a new bill introduced by Independent Trinity Senator Dr Tom Clonan has passed to the Committee (Third) Stage before the Seanad. The Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2023 aims to amend pre-existing legislation on disability services

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Explainer: Minister Harris’ New Pathway to Third Level Education

Tertiary programmes provide an alternative route to higher education outside of the CAO

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced a new pathway to higher education which does not rely on a CAO application. This new pathway to third level works through courses called tertiary programmes.

What is a tertiary programme?


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Explainer: How much can you work during the holidays without impacting your SUSI grant?

A harsh economic paradox is at play – a support intended for students in need of financial aid may fiscally disadvantage a student who, out of necessity, works full time to further support themselves, and thus pushes themselves over a specified income threshold

The Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant was established in 2012, and eleven years later it has become a mainstay in Irish student life and finances. Offering funding to students pursuing higher education ranging from PLC courses to postgraduate studies, …

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Analysis: The major take-aways from the updated sex ed curriculum

An official draft of the updated Senior Cycle SPHE Specification has generated much discourse due to its inclusion of LGBTQ identities, however it is less radical than many believe

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) earlier this week published its official draft for the senior cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) specification. The first time the whole course details have been updated in over 20 years;

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Analysis: 8 key recommendations from Ents’ Trinity Ball review

The report makes a wide range of suggestions to reduce costs, enhance safety, and increase overall satisfaction with the event

For just the second time after a two-year pandemic hiatus, Trinity Ball (T-Ball) returned this year facing a number of unique challenges, owing to the loss of its usual main stage area, and the prospect of it being the last …