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This week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
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 month
February 2023
# Remains
Trinity College set to return 13 skulls taken from Inishbofin over 100 years ago
Trinity Provost Dr Linda Doyle said she was “sorry for the upset that was caused by our retaining of these remains”.
Last year
# meaning of Christmas
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.
# trinity
Working group to decide whether to rename Trinity College library named after slave-owner
Trinity’s main library was named in 1978 after the renowned philosopher George Berkeley, who was a slave-owner.
# new tcd role
'Lessons have to be learned' from Dr Holohan TCD role controversy, Taoiseach says
Dr Holohan said yesterday he will not proceed with a new role in TCD after stepping down as Chief Medical Officer later this year.
# New Job
Department of Health will pay Dr Tony Holohan's salary in new Trinity professor role
Dr Holohan will be stepping down from his position as Chief Medical Officer later this year.
# The Phil
New Trinity College debate committee to highlight voices of students of colour
The Udoma will launch tomorrow with a spoken word competition.
All time
# trinity college dublin
Uncertain future of Dublin's Science Gallery to be discussed next week
News emerged this week that the gallery is set to close its doors for good in February.
Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression
Autonomy-granting was a protective factor against depressed mood for both boys and girls.
# trinity college dublin
Last women standing: Trinity to appoint first woman provost
The university’s electorate will vote online on 10 April.
# Research
Almost three-quarters of Irish adults aged 58 and over have two or more medical conditions
New research from Trinity College should provide a baseline to identify longterm impacts of the pandemic.
# Third Level
Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study
The study breaks down the socio-economic composition of Ireland’s student body.
# A big deal
Dublin-based biotech outfit Inflazome has been acquired for €380 million by Swiss drug company Roche
The Irish company currently has two drugs in clinical trials.
# Grand Canal
Government advisory group on planned €1 billion 'innovation district' in Dublin hasn't met in over a year
The advisory group hasn’t met since July 2019.
# Staying home
College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that
With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.
# good news
'Mystery' donor gives €260,000 to Trinity College Dublin PhD students impacted by pandemic
The money has been provided to students whose lab work was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.
# flower power
Trinity College plants new wildflower meadow on College Green
The lawn’s conversion to a wildflower meadow follows a survey of staff, students and the public earlier this year.
# trinity hall
Concerns over late-night student behaviour fuel residents' objections to Trinity accommodation plan
In May, TCD lodged plans for 358 extra bed spaces for its student accommodation at Trinity Hall in Dartry.
# Privacy
Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.
# cosmic mystery
Trinity astronomers witness ‘monster star’ mysteriously disappearing into darkness
An intriguing explanation may be that the star collapsed into a black hole without exploding as a bright supernova
# Commuters
Trinity College asks Dublin City Council to improve walking and cycling routes as restrictions are eased
The local authority indicated improvements are needed to walking/cycling routes in a report published in May.
# working life
Trinity research shows 75% of workers fear contracting Covid-19 on their public transport commute
The research also shows that 80% of workers would prefer to work from home once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
# trinity college dublin
Feeling hoarse working from home? TCD is warning your voice could be at risk during lockdown
The research team is conducting a national survey for people to share their experiences.
# Coronavirus
'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality
TCD professor Dr Brendan Kelly has written a book on protecting your mental health during Covid-19.
# Coronavirus costs
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.
# to tree or not to tree
After two years of planning, Trinity College replaces iconic 150-year-old trees
The university has planted two Ginkgo trees to replace the Oregon Maples.
# Poverty
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.
# Chaos
Irish students studying in Hong Kong forced to return to Ireland amid violent protests on campus
Students from UCD, Trinity College and NUIG are in discussions about returning as a result of the protests.
'Should we admit this is a gesture?': Staff at Trinity College called for clarity ahead of call out for more women sculptures
The university has asked staff and students to nominate the first female scholar to be memorialised in a bust.
# shelved
Book of Kells to be removed from public display at Trinity College Dublin for four months
The manuscript will be removed from 4 November until next March to allow for redevelopment works.
# Hot or bot
An Irish robot called Stevie made the cover of Time magazine
The robot was built and designed in Trinity College Dublin.
# Loneliness
One-third of Irish adults over 50 report feeling lonely at least some of the time
The report will be launched today by researchers at Trinity College Dublin.
# Internet porn
'It really impacts people's lives': Trinity researchers looking to speak to men with porn problems
Up to 17% of porn users experience personal distress as a result of watching the material.
# Brexit
DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator
A former top official in the Department of Foreign Affairs made the comments at an event in Trinity this evening.
# islamic spokesperson
Ali Selim awarded €7.5k as Labour Court rules he was unfairly dismissed by Trinity College Dublin
Dr Selim claimed he was fired due to a controversy which broke out over comments he made on RTÉ in 2018.
# Study
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.
# Mapping the past
New maps use parish records to show wealth in 14th-century Ireland
The work offers new insights into English control of Ireland during this period.
# Champion
Former Trinity student and Bohemians winger sets up winning goal in African Champions League final
Ayman Ben Mohamed assisted the winning goal for Esperance, but a controversial final was abandoned.
Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments
Dr Ali Selim is one of the leading figures in the Irish Muslim community.
# trinity college dublin
Trinity launches investigations after furore over alleged 'bugging' of secret society 'hazing'
The University Times used a recording device while investigating an alleged on-campus hazing event.