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Engineering drops in CAO first preferences

March 22, 2017

The numbers of CAO first preference applications for Engineering in DCU has risen despite a decrease of 5 per cent in first preference Engineering applications nationally.

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Drug testing kits to be introduced in Irish nightclubs

March 22, 2017

Free drug testing kits could soon be provided by nightclubs to check the ‘purity’ of substances bought by users to help reduce the risk of accidental death. The tests will ensure drugs such as cocaine

The Department of Education is part-way through a plan to train 700 students in Irish from 2016 to 2022. The aim is that they accept jobs in the EU – who themselves hope to have all documents and websites as Gaeilge by 2022.
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Demand for students with Irish degrees grow

March 22, 2017

Irish degree programmes offer better career prospects than expected:  This time last year Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada went on a language strike, speaking nothing but Irish despite the lack of translation resources available in Brussels. This proved a

700 SIPTU members working for TCD including library workers, security guards, maintenance staff and administrative staff are voting on taking administrative action against TCD management. Image Credit: Graham McGrath
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TCD employees to ballot for industrial action

March 8, 2017

Roughly 700 SIPTU members working in Trinity College Dublin are set to ballot for industrial and strike action in a dispute over the failure of being granted permanent contracts from management. Among the 700 non-academic

Researchers at Trinity College are trialling the drug ketamine as a treatment for depression
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Trinity to introduce Christmas exams by 2018

March 8, 2017

Trinity College Dublin students have votes in favour of the introduction of Christmas exams beginning in the academic year 2018/19 according, to the Trinity Student Union.

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Irish Erasmus students hit an all time high

February 8, 2017

The number of Irish students going on Erasmus is at a record high with about 3,200 students going on the exchange programme each year whilst the country takes in about 6,300 from other European nations according to The Higher Education Authority.

Dipo Adebisi, the recently elected Ethnic Minorities officer, who will sit on Trinity's Students Union
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Trinity SU elects ethnic minorities officer

February 8, 2017

Trinity College Dublin Student’s Union’s (TCDSU) council voted last week to elect an Ethics Minority Officer onto their executive. This position arose shorty after TCDSU President Kieran McNulty decided to utilise the structures and strength of the Union to ensure all students’ voices are heard.