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Trinity College to offer alternative to points race

February 6, 2013

Trinity College Dublin is launching a new admissions policy, with less reliance on CAO points for students who wish to apply. Under the new scheme, which will be brought in in September 2014, students will

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UCC pays $1 million for Great Book of Ireland

February 6, 2013

University College Cork has paid $1 million (€752,000) to acquire the Great Book of Ireland. The book was scripted in Dublin between 1989 and 1991. It contains the handwritten work of nine composers, 121 artists

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New enterprise course aims to tackle youth unemployment

February 6, 2013

A new Dublin-based programme aims to help young people beat unemployment and start their own enterprises. Occupation Transformation, an 18-week, FETAC-accredited course, is being run in conjunction with non-profit organisation PARTAS. Chief Executive of PARTAS,

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UCD to abolish passing by compensation

February 6, 2013

University College Dublin plans to end the practice of students passing modules by compensation from September 2013. At present, UCD students who fail a module with an E grade but have achieved an overall grade

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60 seconds with DCU Ladies Football Club

December 9, 2012

Lorna Finnegan talks with club Chairperson Cliodhna McHugh. Describe your club in 5 words. Fun, energetic, hectic, friendly and banter. How did you get involved in GAA in the first place? I’ve always played GAA and one

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Peat: Ladies sport in need of financial investment

November 28, 2012

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association may need to merge with the GAA in order to survive, according to Lindsay Peat. Speaking to The College View, Peat, a standout player in both ladies football and basketball,

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Experts claim Ireland can only have one leading university

November 28, 2012

A report published by a leading group of international experts claims Ireland is not capable of withstanding more than one leading university. The ranking of Irish Universities has continued to decline over the last number

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Inquiry launched by Minister to inspect finances in WIT

November 28, 2012

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is under inquiry by order of the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn over the relationship between WIT and the companies providing on-campus services. This decision comes after the June report

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Proposed amendment to University Act needs more discussion

November 28, 2012

DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, says that the proposed amendment to the University Act needs more discussion before they take a stance on it. Speaking to The College View, Doherty said: “Because there’s a

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Anti-fees campaign a failure, says USI President

October 31, 2012

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) President, John Logue has admitted the student rally to Leinster House last year was a failure. Going forward, he believes students need to become proactive and loud in targeting

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First public transgender rally attracts hundreds

October 31, 2012

Several hundred people attended the first public transgender rights rally, The Rally for Recognition, which took place outside Dáil Éireann on Saturday October 20th. Activists gathered to mark the International Day of Struggle for the

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NUIG student living in a tent

October 17, 2012

A student at NUI Galway is currently living in a tent in a secret location off campus to save money and finish his degree. Thirty-year-old Dubliner, Frank Cronin, is living out his final year of

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Trinity vote to remain affiliated with the USI

October 17, 2012

Trinity students have voted to remain affiliated with the Union of Students Ireland (USI) in a USI referendum. The referendum was held after last year’s TCD Student Union president Ryan Barlett said he did not

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Conan O’Brien made honorary Trinity patron

October 17, 2012

US chat show supremo, Conan O’Brien, was in Dublin last Thursday to receive an honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). In his acceptance speech, the 49-year-old told how he had looked at the Facebook

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UL to hold Symposium on David Bowie

October 17, 2012

University of Limerick (UL) is holding a three-day event dedicated to David Bowie, marking the 40th anniversary of Bowie’s 1972 hit single, “Changes”. This is an academic event, which will discuss the career and cultural

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UCD Sunday Times University of the Year 2012

October 17, 2012

University College Dublin (UCD) has been named as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012. It’s the second time the university has been awarded the title since the award began 10 years ago. The

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USI attack BOI over Postgrad Loans

October 3, 2012

Bank of Ireland (BOI) have also come under fire from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) for their new postgraduate loan scheme. USI President, John Logue said the postgrad loan scheme will make it

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USI threaten legal action over withheld grants

October 3, 2012

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have threatened legal action against any County Council withholding grants based on payment of the household charge. The threat comes on the back of Clare County Council sending

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Woman faces jail for attending GMIT

October 3, 2012

A woman who failed her first year examinations faces jail unless she complies with a court order preventing her from attending lectures in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Despite failing, Anna Marie Flanagan, from Co.

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UCDSU owed over €120,000 by Student Bar

October 3, 2012

The UCD Students’ Union is owed more than €120,000 by the Student bar, according to UCDSU President, Rachel Breslin. Union representatives have blamed the liability on financial mismanagement. Breslin told UCD’s The University Observer: “From

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TCD to vote on disaffiliation with USI

October 3, 2012

Trinity College students will vote to secure or disaffiliate their relationship with the Union of Students of Ireland (USI) from the 1st to the 4th of October. Following months of uncertainty and heated debate the