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Last month
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
Trinity professor warns of racial bias in police facial tracking ahead of Oireachtas debate
Data highlighted by Dr Birhane showed that black people are more likely to be identified as ‘chimpanzees’ or ‘gorillas’ by the systems.
District Court judge calls for mandatory free legal aid for domestic violence cases
“The working poor very often will lose out,” Judge John Campbell told a conference yesterday.
"If a TD can get legal aid for a criminal prosecution against him, why can there not be legal aid for the most vulnerable in our society?" Judge John Campbell asked.
The judge also noted how the issue of domestic violence was 'magnified' during the pandemic.
Jane Moore reports from a legal conference on domestic violence.
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.
Fears for future of CAMHS workforce as Trinity cancels 'important' specialist nursing course
A senior nurse working in eating disorder services said the course is of “significant importance if the Government is serious about reform in CAMHS”.
Trinity College to 'dename' largest library due to George Berkeley slave-trade connections
It is still unknown what new name will be given to the university’s largest library.
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’.
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
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.
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.
'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.
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.
New Trinity College debate committee to highlight voices of students of colour
The Udoma will launch tomorrow with a spoken word competition.
All time
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.
Last women standing: Trinity to appoint first woman provost
The university’s electorate will vote online on 10 April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Irish robot called Stevie made the cover of Time magazine
The robot was built and designed in Trinity College Dublin.
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.
'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.
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.