The elephant, the wellies and me

In this issue’s health and wellness column, Caoimhe Brennan writes about how she came to embrace her dyspraxia and dyslexia

“I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was 15 and it came as a massive relief. I finally had a way of understanding why some things, like telling left from right or spelling anything that wasn’t phonetic, was impossible to

Life, News

Design and Violence Exhibition at TCD’s Science Gallery

TCD Science Gallery has co-produced the exhibition with New York’s MOMA


Trinity’s Science Gallery have launched a new exhibition, Design and Violence, which explores the way both elements intersect with our lives. A co-production by the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Science Gallery, the exhibition defines violence …


Trinity Equality Fund awards 13 applicants

The fund focuses on equality issues relating to nine grounds of discrimination under Irish law

This year 13 out of 35 applicants have been awarded the Trinity Equality Fund. The fund, which awards small grants to projects from staff and student applicants who celebrate diversity in all areas of the university by enabling locally run …


DCU train trip causes controversy with Irish Rail

Rail said that the train was discovered to contain vomit, ‘other fluids’ and even a used condom.

A train had to be taken out of service to be deep cleaned after two DCU societies, the Engineering Society and Science and Health Society and chartered it for a trip to Galway.

The trip ‘Shnakes on a Train’ according


Ents to clamp down on ticket touts amidst unprecedented demand for Trinity ball tickets

As hundreds are posting to the event page to apply for a waiting list, Trinity Ents has issued a statement that touted tickets are to be reallocated. It is not clear, however, how this will be carried out.

Trinity Ball tickets sold out in a record-breaking time of 4 hours yesterday, in comparison to last year’s ticket sales period of two days. Almost immediately the announcement, tickets began to appear for resale on the Ball Facebook event page,


Dr Mo Ibrahim addresses TCD Law Soc

Dr Ibrahim spoke a length about some of the challenges that Africa faces today as a continent

NEWSPhilanthropist, entrepreneur and businessman Dr Mo Ibrahim delivered TCD Law Society’s 83rd Inaugural Address at an event on Friday February 19.

He also received the Trinity Praeses Elit Award in recognition of his outstanding innovation in business and philanthropy. The …


Trinity Dragons’ Den won by Superbowl startup

The Trinity Entrepreneurial Societies Dragons’ Den won by Superbowl, who hope to fill gap in the market


The TES Dragons’ Den was won on February 18 by a startup called Superbowl, which is proposing to fill a gap in the market for healthy, customizable breakfasts suitable for various dietary requirements. The company, which is proposing to open


UCDSU criticise UCD management in wake of revenge porn controversy

According to the statement from UCDSU, university management also “alleged that the entire [revenge porn] situation was manipulated by the students’ union to advance their consent campaign”

NEWSThe University College Dublin’s Students’ Union (UCDSU) has sharply criticised the management of the university over their handling of the recent revenge porn controversy, accussing them of treating it as a “public relations matter” instead of a social policy issue.


NCAD Student Action view appointment of new director with “absolute scepticism”

The student group have staged several sit-ins and protests against the mismanagement of the college and its accounts

NEWSNCAD Student Action have criticised the appointment of Bernard Hanratty, a former managing director at the Citigroup Bank, as the acting director of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD).

Speaking to Trinity News, the group said that they


USI launches Say Something card, providing information for students who have experienced sexual violence

“We hope this card will be an aid to students who find themselves in the position where they’re victims of violence and don’t know what to do next”

NEWSThe Union of Students in Ireland (USI) launched the Say Something card, designed to provide information for students should they become victims of sexual violence, on Tuesday February 2 in IT Tralee.

30,000 Say Something cards will be delivered to