Once Upon A Trinity Ball

Posted in Life on April 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Charlotte Ryan recounts the history of Trinity Ball, from the swinging sixties, to the present day … Before I was made aware of the term ‘problematic’ and how it applied to Walt Disney and a fair share of his movies, I was a devout disciple of Disney …” (more)

[Charlotte Ryan, University Times, 13 April]

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UCD Ball will not take place this year

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“… safety concerns were raised by Gardaí relating to previous balls held on campus. Gardaí also insisted on a full campus closure, which the statement claims that the University were not willing to provide …” (more)

[Cormac Duffy, University Observer, 30 March]

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Independent report recommends UCD Ball return to campus following ‘substantial loss’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2014 by steve

“UCD Students’ Union (SU) have commissioned an independent report into a ‘substantial’ financial loss made by the UCD Ball 2014. UCDSU President Feargal Hynes has cited poor attendance as a primary factor …” (more)

[Cormac Duffy, University Observer, 29 August]

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UCD Ball set to be held in the O2

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2014 by steve

“UCD Students’ Union SU President, Mícheál Gallagher, has confirmed to the University Observer that this year’s UCD Ball will be staged in the O2 on Friday, April 25th, the last day of the semester two …” (more)

[Cian Carton, University Observer, 3 March]

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UCD Ball 2013 to be held on campus following Gardaí negotiations

Posted in Governance and administration on February 20th, 2013 by steve

“University College Dublin Students’ Union Entertainments Officer Eoin Heffernan has confirmed that the UCD Ball 2013 will take place on campus this year …” (more)

[Emer Sugrue, University Observer, 20 February]

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Jessie J – rock of sense or spoilsport?

Posted in Life on April 27th, 2011 by steve

“The bile keeps coming. ‘Jessie J is a skank whos (sic) she think she is to slag us off. Bitch was shit anyway’, wrote a male student. Another online contributor, whose comment was later removed, said: ‘She shouldn’t have f**king bothered. What did she expect, everyone sitting there drinking tea? F**king idiot’. The fury has gone on for over two weeks …” (more)

[Larissa Nolan, Independent, 27 April]

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Annie Mac, Katy B and The Rubberbandits confirmed as UCD Ball headliners

Posted in Life on April 21st, 2011 by steve

“Three days prior to the event taking place, the UCD Ball lineup has been announced for the annual event that has come to somewhat represent the end of the academic year, with acts including Annie Mac, Katy B and The Rubberbandits set to perform …” (more)

[Killian Woods, University Observer, 20 April]

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Students will go to UCD ball, after all

Posted in Life on April 14th, 2011 by steve

“The recently cancelled University College Dublin ball will now take place two days later than originally planned after the students’ union reached an agreement with university authorities. Traditionally held on the last day of term, the ball was originally scheduled for Holy Thursday, April 21st …” (more)

[Cían Nihill, Irish Times, 14 April]

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Jessie J attacked on Twitter after criticising ‘drunk’ Irish student gig

Posted in Life on April 13th, 2011 by steve

“Jessie J has been attacked on Twitter after criticising the crowd at one of her ‘hardest gigs to date’ at a student ball in Ireland. The singer performed at the Trinity College’s annual Ball in Dublin on Friday night …” (more)

[Chris Cope, AOL Music, 12 April]

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SU admits to misinforming students over UCD Ball tickets

Posted in Life on April 13th, 2011 by steve

“Ents Vice-President Jonny Cosgrove has admitted that the ‘security breach’ announced by the Students’ Union on the day the tickets were due to go on sale for the UCD Ball was a case of misinformation …” (more)

[Sarah Doran and others, University Observer, 12 April]

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Students criticise decision to hold UCD Ball on Easter Saturday

Posted in Life on April 12th, 2011 by steve

“There has been a mixed reaction following the announcement that the UCD Ball will be held on Easter Saturday, April 23rd. Speaking to The University Observer, one student described the decision as ‘ridiculous’ that the Union were ‘putting it in the middle of a holiday’, complaining ‘[Easter Saturday] is a time I want to spend with my family’ …” (more)

[Paul Fennessy, University Observer, 12 April]

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UCD Ball Back On after SU and University Agreement

Posted in Life on April 12th, 2011 by steve

“The UCD Ball is set to take place on Saturday April 23rd following an agreement made by UCD Students’ Union (SU) and University authorities earlier today. Following the prior decision to cancel the event, previously due to take place on the final day of term (April 21st), the announcement has come just eleven days before the date of the now re-scheduled ball …” (more)

[College Tribune, 12 April]

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Trinity’s far from madding crowd

Posted in Life on April 11th, 2011 by steve

“Headline act Jessie J was upset by the ‘drunken trampling’ of students at Friday’s Trinity Ball, but it’s not ‘typically Trinity’ to be drunk – it’s typically Irish …” (more)

[Dylan Haskins, Irish Times, 11 April]

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Drink and the Trinity Ball

Posted in Life on April 10th, 2011 by steve

“Jessie J who played the Trinity Ball this year was apparently horrified by the number of women students who had drunk themselves unconscious. Do students really still have the cash to get in to the ball (ticket price?) get togged out and also get drunk to the point of oblivion? …” (discussion thread)

[Political World, 10 April]

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Jessie J stunned by students’ antics at Trinity’s drunken bawl

Posted in Life on April 10th, 2011 by steve

“Students at Ireland’s Trinity Ball were given a tongue lashing this weekend over their drunken behaviour – by a British pop singer they jetted in to perform at the event …” (more)

[Niamh Horan, Independent, 10 April]

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Jessie J shocked by level of drunkenness at Trinity Ball

Posted in Life on April 10th, 2011 by steve

“British singer Jessie J has said she was shocked to see how drunk some members of the audience were as she performed at the Trinity Ball last Friday night …” (more)

[Jennifer Wade, The Daily Edge, 10 April]

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Dressed for the ball: Descending on Trinity College

Posted in Life on April 9th, 2011 by steve

“Tuxedos, cocktail dresses and plastic bags for balaclavas: while not the usual fashion parade for the Trinity Ball, The Rubber Bandits, who cut a dash of their own, were due go on stage in the early hours last night at the all-night event …” (more)

[Pamela Duncan, Irish Times, 9 April]

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SU and University Reopen Negotiations on UCD Ball

Posted in Life on April 9th, 2011 by steve

“UCD Students’ Union (SU) and University authorities look set to deliberate the future of this year’s UCD Ball over the weekend in an attempt to salvage the event …” (more)

[Donie O’Sullivan, The College Tribune, 8 April]

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SU admits to misinformation regarding UCD Ball as negotiations reopen

Posted in Life on April 9th, 2011 by steve

“Discussions are being reopened between UCD Students’ Union and university authorities with regards to the recently cancelled UCD Ball. Ents Officer, Jonny Cosgrove has admitted that the Union falsely claimed that there had been a security breach with regard to ticket sales. Cosgrove defended the Union’s actions …” (more)

[Quinton O’Reilly, University Observer, 7 April]

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Lynam rules out May 15th as date for potential rescheduled UCD Ball

Posted in Life on April 8th, 2011 by steve

“Students’ Union President, Paul Lynam, has told The University Observer that the UCD Ball will ‘100 per cent not take place on May 15th’ if it was to be rescheduled, despite claims to the contrary. He also stated that the SU had yet to agree to a rescheduling with the university …” (more)

[Quinton O’Reilly, University Observer, 7 April]

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