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November 2023
TCD seeks public’s help in renaming library previously named after George Berkeley
Trinity removed Berkeley’s name from the central library earlier this year due to his slave-trade connections.
This year
An Bord Pleanála to hold ‘oral hearing’ into €9.5 billion Dublin Metrolink project
The oral hearing will provide a platform for third parties to outline their concerns over aspects of the estimated €9.5 billion project.
VAT reduction on sport and exercise classes considered by government for upcoming budget
A reduced VAT rate of 13.5% is available for yoga classes and could extend to other classes subject to the standard VAT rate.
'A complicated history': Why are so many Irish people fascinated by the British Royal family?
Many Irish people will join in with millions globally to take in the coronation of King Charles tomorrow.
Protesters blast Eamon Ryan as he says 'politics of division' will not work for climate crisis
Ryan was speaking in Trinity College as part of the university’s Green Week.
Sacking of TCD worker from €120k job after sexual assault case ‘not unfair’, says WRC
While the WRC adjudicator said there were flaws in the process that TCD utilised, he was ‘satisfied these flaws did not result in any actual unfairness to the complainant’.
Last year
Christmas explained: How and why did the festival begin and when did it become so secular?
It’s an important Christian holiday, but why do we celebrate it tomorrow.
'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?
The screams of red foxes are typically heard between December and February.
All time
'It's like being at a match and they keep moving the goalposts': The rapidly changing face of Irish college life
Demand for mental health supports have already risen as colleges move classes and social events online.
'A slightly lesser place': Challenges ahead for universities as international student numbers fall by up to 50%
A less diverse campus and a devastating impact on university income lies ahead due to a drop in international students.
New research suggests Vitamin D can reduce severity of Covid-19 symptoms
Vitamin D is present in foods such as oily fish, cheese and egg yolks.
TCD could lose at least €3 million after decision to close Book of Kells due to coronavirus fears
The Book of Kells is one of Ireland’s top tourism attractions.
Universities put Irish students in Italy on high alert as number of coronavirus cases there rockets
More than 10 people have died from the virus in Italy as confirmed cases reach over 280.
Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area
That’s according to a new report published by Trinity College Dublin researchers today.
As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban
18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.
Repetitive knocks key to understanding MMA and rugby-related head injuries, Trinity scientists say
The study was undertaken by the Trinity-led concussion research interest group.
Older people who go to Mass have better mental health, according to new Irish research
It found that those who attended religious services regularly reported lower depressive symptoms.
Catherine Corless to get honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin today
Thomas Kinsella and Michal Lipson will also receive honorary degrees.
TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs
The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.
Trinity provost says university will 'seriously consider' alternatives to resit exam fees after student protest
Earlier, security was called to the dining hall after students took it over and refused to leave.
Trinity students occupy building and block entrances in protest against exam resit fees
The Students’ Union President is due to meet with the university’s Vice Provost on the issue.
Students' exam fee protest shuts down access to Book of Kells
Trinity students have released a list of demands.
There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study
The study’s lead researcher has called for more research to examine whether the treatment of hearing loss can decrease the chances of developing dementia.
TCD's Historical Society has changed its mind on giving Nigel Farage a gold medal
The Hist said it may be seen as an endorsement of Farage.
'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing
A total of 3,000 rats and 21,000 mice were used in Trinity College Dublin in 2016 alone.
A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration
Professor Peter Gallagher has been appointed as an adviser to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency.
Trinity breakthrough means a computer hard-disk’s capacity could be increased by 1,000
The discovery could revolutionise computing as we know it.
Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests
Students for Justice in Palestine said there was an imbalance on the planned panel.
'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates
A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.
Pixies, Bell X1 and alt-J set for series of outdoor summer gigs at Trinity College
The gigs will run from 6 – 11 July.
Emer Glanville left school when she was 16 - today she graduates from Medicine in Trinity
Emer is a graduate of the Trinity Access programme which gives people a second chance at education.
European Investment Bank to invest €100 million in UCC and €70 million in Trinity
The developments will support hundreds of jobs and focus on improved student accommodation and research facilities.
A new map shows where people are getting the least vitamin D in Dublin
The map charts vitamin D deficiency rates across the Dublin area.
Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study
A new study shows the probability of women becoming depressed during pregnancy in Ireland.
Social media can bring out the worst in public mourning, says an expert on digital grief
“In the context of grieving, because it’s easier to make a posting on an internet page, it’s often a kind of phoney impression.”
We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion
UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.
Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests
“It is too simplistic to say eat less, move more and the weight will come off,” said lead researcher Professor Donal O’Shea.
Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed
Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.
Today is the 25th anniversary of the public internet in Ireland
Trinity College Dublin was the first Irish organisation to connect to the internet, via leased lined delivered by Telecom Eireann to the O’Reilly Institute.
Homeless single mum who secured a place in Trinity has been refused Back To Education Allowance
The Department of Social Protection told that the Family Income Supplement, which Erica Fleming receives, is not a qualifying payment for the BTEA.