Trinity Student Protesters Locked into Dining Hall

The situation around the recent protest and occupation of the dining hall in TCD has just escalated, with UCC Express receiving a press release from the students in the #TakeBackTrinity Campaign. ‘This evening at approximately 5pm 60 Trinity Students were locked into the Dining Hall as part of the ongoing occupation in Trinity College Dublin. External…

USI Protest Against Aramark Due To Mistreatment In Direct Provision Centres

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have staged a protest outside of retailer Avoca on Suffolk Street, Dublin, in protest against the Aramark-owned company’s connections to direct provision centres in Ireland. Students of Trinity College Dublin also organised a boycott of the Aramark-run caterer on campus, Westland Eats, in November. Aramark, which bought Avoca…

The Lowdown on Student Loans

On Wednesday the 19th October some 5000 students are expected to descend upon the streets of Dublin. No, they’re not there for a Coldplay concert, they’re there to protest the Government’s desire to introduce a student loan scheme following the publication of the Cassells Report, a report on the future of third level education. Here’s…