Trinity students launch petition calling for elimination of single-use plastics on campus

TCD Plastic Solutions have collected over 1,000 signatures so far

  A group of Trinity students have launched a petition calling for the elimination of the sale and use of single-use plastics on the college campus, including cutlery, cups, bottles and packaging made from disposable, non-compostable plastics.

The group, called TCD …


How good campaigns work: the first in the latest TCDSU leadership discussion series

Leadership 101 is the first in the brand new campaign series by the Students’ Union for this academic year


What makes a good campaign? Why did the Yes Equality campaign succeed while the Clinton campaign failed?  How can we as students make stuff happen, whether that’s getting people elected or lobbying for change? Students descended on the Global


Why the Yes to USI campaign failed

Former auditor of the L&H Eoin MacLachlan outlines why UCD students chose to remain disaffiliated from the Union of Students in Ireland

COMMENTThe rejection of USI by UCD students was primarily due to a rushed and ineffective Yes to USI campaign, a product of hubris and ineptitude. Announced only two weeks prior to the UCDSU elections, they were arrogant in thinking that


USI and SIPTU team up for workers’ rights campaign

The two unions visited NUIG, Athlone IT and LSAD this week to petition for the introduction of a living wage as part of a broader campaign on improving awareness of employee rights.

USI are campaigning in partnership with SIPTU for a living wage of €11.45 per hour to be introduced by the next government. USI claims that raising the minimum wage accordingly will “reduce poverty, boost local economies and ensure an inclusive


Fossil Free TCD holds open meeting

Fears were expressed about the College finance committee “postponing discussion” in the hope a more “passive leader” being elected as President for next year

NEWSOn Thursday evening an open meeting was held by the Fossil Free Trinity College Dublin campaign on-campus. The event consisted of an introduction to, and explanation of, the global movement; several mini workshop groups on topics such as media, outreach,


USI joins forces with the Teachers’ Union of Ireland to launch campaign to support free access to public higher education

The ‘I Value Higher Education’ campaign asks students to sign a petition and raise the issue of higher education with candidates canvassing for the upcoming general election


The Union of Students in Ireland (USI), alongside the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), has launched its ‘I Value Education’ campaign to promote free access to higher education in Ireland.

The campaign is part of USI’s larger #‎EducationIs coalition against …


Trinity academic among 838 medical professionals to sign Amnesty International open letter calling for decriminalisation of abortion

Dr Veronica O’Keane: Repeal of the eighth amendment will not be enough


Trinity professor in psychiatry, Dr Veronica O’Keane, and Dr Peter Boylan, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital, where the two Irish doctors who, along with 838 other physicians from 44 countries, last week signed an open letter