Trinity falls to 98th in QS World University Rankings

Largest year on year fall since 2005

NEWSTrinity has dropped twenty places, from 78th to 98th in the QS World University Rankings, released today. While it remains Ireland’s highest-ranked university, the 2016/17 rankings mark the third year in a row that Trinity has dropped, from …


The fight for mental health support needs to come from all in society

A graveside oration given by the Taoiseach in 2012 touched many, but action is needed more than words


My lunch hid from the grey of a water-logged day, packed away in a transparent Tupperware box, protected only from the cold by a thin green lid. That’s it. Two sandwiches, one concave piece of plastic and a green lid.


TAP continues to open doors in the face of cuts

The staff and students of the Trinity Access Programmes speak to Trinity News about the importance of the organisation to them and the wider college community

FEATURESDuring the lead up to the recent student union elections Stephen Carty, a candidate for TCDSU president, pledged €5,000 of his prospective salary towards Trinity Access Programmes (TAP). Lynn Ruane, who came through TAP as a mature student, is now


NCAD Student Action march to the Department of Education

Students gathered at NCAD Thursday before marching to the Department of Education in protest over fee increases, structural changes and lack of transparency around college accounts.

Student protests continued at NCAD Thursday with a march against cuts, fee increases, structural changes and the lack of transparency around college accounts. Led by the NCAD Student Action group, between one hundred and fifty to two hundred students, alumni, …


Time for Trinity students to revolt

If the biggest achievement we get from trying to work with college management is to see fewer negative changes, we need to change strategy.

comment1It began in Amsterdam, it took hold in London and now it’s reached Dublin. Hundreds of students protested the cuts and overcrowding at NCAD last month and have threatened more protest if their demands are not met. The students that …


SU set to “radicalise”: Lenihan refuses to rule out sit-in

Catherine Healy

News Editor

  • SU remains defiant after meeting vice-provost over cuts

  • Provost proposed cuts, capitated bodies now learn

  • GSU more cautious, reluctant to encourage “enmity”

The Students’ Union president, Tom Lenihan, has refused to rule out the possibility of …