The Campanile at Trinity College Dublin last night.
(Thanks Laura Gaynor)
David Burns, of the UCD Students’ Union, writes:
UCD Students’ Union, TCD Students’ Union and Daft.ie are working together to create more student-specific bed spaces in Dublin ahead of the 2016/17 academic year.
The campaign idea is simple: encourage Dublin homeowners [or tenants who have permission to sublet] to let out spare rooms as digs to students by advertising the available tax incentives. Under Irish law, homeowners don’t have to pay tax on rental income earned from digs unless it exceeds a yearly cap of €12,000.
TCD, UCD and Daft.ie are promoting this information with geo-targeted adverts online which will be featured on DoneDeal.ie, Adverts.ie as well as a joint social media campaign.
The project is valued at €8,000 and features blog post testimonials of positive experiences.
Accio Student card!
Found on Dawson Street, Dublin 2 last evening by concerned FG TD Alan Farrell.
Last night’s TCD ‘second semester’ party offer.
The event was in conjunction with ‘Messy Mondays’ at Copper Face Jacks where drinks are only €3.50 each. This week the nightclub had advertised the night for over-18s for the first time as it is usually an over-21s venue.
Never, ever mess with ‘Messy Mondays’.
Earlier: ‘Messy Monday’
President Higgins in the grounds of Trinity College, Dublin, this afternoon after receiving an honorary doctorate from the university.
Joining Squee were, back row from left: Irish Historian Dr Margaret Mac Curtain, Chancellor of the University Mary Robinson, Musician and Composer John Sheahan. Bottom row, from left: former CEO of the Finnish Association of the Deaf Dr Liisa Kauppinen, Squee and Provost Patrick Prendergast.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
Miniature coding computers for others.
Google’s PR people do not go home early on a Bank Holiday Friday.
Google has announced a new partnership with Trinity College Dublin which it says will “radically change” the way computers are taught in Irish schools.
It will provide 1,000 teachers with miniature coding computers which Google says will help students learn the skills needed in the digital economy.
The internet giant is undertaking the partnership to mark 10 years in Ireland and will provide €1.5 million in funding to the project. It aims to affect a significant long-term change through “innovative educational interventions focused on the second-level system.
One and a half million Euros.
And a half.
Pics: Panaramoi and Google