Bacik wins byelection comfortably as most voters stay at home

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Labour Party candidate Ivana Bacik won a resounding victory for her party in the Dublin Bay South byelection last night in a disappointing result for Fine Gael, which also saw a dramatic collapse in the Fianna Fáil vote. Ms Bacik, a four-term senator for Trinity College Dublin who first came to public prominence three decades ago when she campaigned for abortion rights as a student leader, topped the poll on the first count and won the seat comfortably with transfers from all sides …” (more)

[Pat Leahy, Marie O’Halloran, Harry McGee and Cormac McQuinn, Irish Times, 10 July]

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Fellows Ask College for All Students to Return on September 27th

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on July 10th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s Fellows have written to the Vice Provost asking that all students return to College on September 27th, rather than having separate start dates for first years and all other years. College announced last month that freshers’ week will take place the week of September 20th, with first years to start classes the week after – two weeks later than all other students …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 9 July]