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# Trinity College

Last month
December 2022
# 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.
Last year
2022
# Trinity College
Trinity get go-ahead for 358 new student beds despite objections from local residents
Criticism of the location of the student accommodation has arisen, with residents saying it goes against the “spirit” of the local area.
# Espionage
Russian 'spy' arrested following Dutch operation 'not the only' agent to have worked in Ireland
Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov had studied in Ireland under the false Brazilian alias Viktor Muller Ferreira.
# trinity
Trinity apologises for suggestion that pride flags on campus could cause offence
An email sent to Trinity staff last week said that pride flags on the campus could offend some people.
# four courts fire
Documents damaged in 1922 Four Courts fire to be restored and made public
A virtual record of documents from Ireland’s past will be launched online for the public.
# Health Committee
'You lost the run of yourself': Robert Watt grilled by TDs over Holohan secondment to Trinity
The Secretary General of the Department of Health appeared before the Oireachtas Health Committee this morning.
# Maura Quinn
Maura Quinn to head up review of Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity
Quinn is the the outgoing Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors.
Voices
Denis Naughten: The only winners in the Holohan job debacle will be large consultancy firms
The independent TD says the mishandling of a potential move by the CMO to Trinity College is a wasted opportunity.
# cmo
Donnelly receives report on Dr Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity
The report was compiled by the Secretary General of the Department of Health, Robert Watt.
# Science Gallery
Trinity provost says university planning new model for Science Gallery ahead of closure
Linda Doyle said closing the gallery “affords us time to address the problems and build a new, exciting and sustainable way forward”.
# Paid leave
Several Irish universities commit to introducing domestic abuse leave policy for staff in 2022
Trinity College, UCC, UCD and DCU have all committed to introducing the policies in 2022,
All time
# THE KINSELLAS
€30 million donation to Trinity is one of the largest gifts to an Irish university by individuals
The funds will kickstart the development of the new Trinity East Campus
# LINDA DOYLE
'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history
Doyle will take over the role from Patrick Prendergast in August.
# Graffiti
Extinction Rebellion protester held in prison after refusing to stay out of Trinity College Dublin
The man has accused Trinity College of not tackling climate change.
# Praeses Elit
Simon Harris awarded by Trinity College Law Society for role in response to Covid-19
The minister said he was ‘humbled’ by his work during the pandemic.
# dartry
Permission given to Trinity Hall extension despite concerns over 'screaming, shouting, and urinating'
Dozens of submissions from local residents raised concerns about the plans.
# Covid-19
Antibody test to identify 'immune' individuals to get government funding boost
Those that are ‘immune’ could therefore be safe to return to work.
# PPE
Two Kildare brothers help their dad to produce 1,000 face shields for front line medical staff
Mick Reilly works in the school of engineering at Trinity College Dublin and he and his sons have been producing the PPE at home.
# Coronavirus
Students vacating Trinity-owned accommodation to be refunded - but private renters face uncertainty
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin called for clarity to be given to those in rental accommodation at this time of national crisis.
# Coronavirus
Schools in Ireland closed until 29 March and Trump bans travel from most of EU: Today's main Covid-19 points
A lot has happened- here’s where you can catch up.
# innovation district
The government wants to make Dublin more like Boston, Barcelona and Paris
A new Trinity College campus site will serve as the centre of the ‘Grand Canal Innovation District’.
# FEMALE SCHOLARS
'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.
# multimorbidity
Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time
Women have “a more complex network” of conditions, according to new research.
# Missing
Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest a day after reaching peak of world's highest mountain
Seamus Lawless reportedly fell on the mountain at an altitude of 8,300m yesterday.
# AI
Meet Stevie II - Ireland's first AI robot designed to help care for older people
The technology behind the new robot has been tested with Irish seniors, and was unveiled to the media today.
# Knights of the Campanile
Trinity society says 'no bullying or humiliation' took place at alleged hazing event
The Knights of the Campanile are at the centre of a bugging controversy.
# 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.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever visited Trinity College?
Plans are afoot to make the campus more accessible.
# Clare
Trinity College 'deeply saddened' as student dies after falling from Cliffs of Moher
The 26-year-old man lost his footing while taking a photo.
# Ben Mohamed baby
'It's been a mad few months': From Trinity and Dalymount to marking Mo Salah and gracing the Fifa Club World Cup
Ayman Ben Mohamed talks about his time in the League of Ireland, studying at Trinity and winning the African Champions League.
# none too plussed
'Wasn't happy with the lack of pints': Visitors complain about Ireland's most popular tourist attractions
Ireland has plenty to offer visitors at home and abroad – but there’s just no pleasing some people.
# The boy done good
23-year-old former Trinity College student and Bohemians winger Ben Mohamed wins African Champions League
Ayman Ben Mohamed was raised in Dublin and spent time with UCD, Longford Town and Bohemians.
# limp fix-it
Trinity scientists discover parallel between recovery of sea creature and mammals
The groundbreaking research has just been published by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
# papal taxation
Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland
They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.
# Education
Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'
Trinity College Dublin has lost its place in the top 100 universities.
# on campus
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.
# library square
An iconic 170-year-old tree collapsed overnight in Trinity College
The Oregon Maple had dated from the 1840s.
# rainy day activity
What brings visitors into see the Book of Kells? Rain, apparently
It was raining on many of the most popular days at the exhibition last year.
# deal of the week
Trinity College SU is offering a discount on vibrators for its 'Deal of the Week'
The SU is offering a 33% discount on a butterfly vibrator.
# student housing
Trinity heads for another south Dublin showdown as it plans 300 more student beds
The college has run into several planning disputes with Dartry residents over student housing.