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Last night.

Trinity College Dublin.

Rick Astley, the 1980s pop star famous for his hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” – and the phenomenon of rickrolling – performed in an intimate gig in Trinity’s Chapel.

Billed as a “Secret Chapel Gig” by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and Trinity Ents, the concert was attended by students and staff alike.

Rick Astley Performs Surprise Gig in Trinity Chapel (University Times)

At Trinity College this week; editor of University Times Eleanor O’Mahony

This week a petition was launched at Trinity College Dublin, calling for the removal of The University Times‘ editor’s salary and their on-campus accommodation from 2020/2021.

The newspaper has claimed that the petition, if successful, would also see the paper get just €3,000 a year to go towards publishing in print – and this would cover just one issue.

It follows the newspaper placing a recording a device outside an on-campus apartment where an initiation ceremony took place of an “elite, invite-only Trinity sporting society”, called the Knights of the Campanile.

On Monday, The University Times‘ rival newspaper Trinity News published an editorial titled: ‘Bugging has destroyed the integrity of the University Times’, in which it said:

“UT have claimed that RTÉ and The Irish Times have used the same methods of source-gathering in the past, but this is not true. Those organisations have never bugged anyone’s home.

“Another crucial difference is that their biggest intrusions were overwhelmingly in the public interest – which is the test applied by courts when trying to establish whether this kind of reporting is legal – as when an RTÉ researcher posed as an employee of Áras Attracta to expose abuse against residents there.

“Whatever you think about The Knights of the Campanile’s “hazing”, it is in no way comparable to such abuses.

“UT’s behaviour is better compared to the News International phone-hacking scandal in the UK in 2011, in which News of the World bugged many high-profile people in British society, including Gordon Brown and the Royal Family. The scandal was so great that it led to the closure of News of the World.”

Further to this…

Eleanor O’Mahony, editor of The University Times, told The Times Ireland edition today:

“The reaction from the Knights of the Campanile has been predictable, but we are more concerned by the response from our fellow journalists in Trinity News, who have essentially called for us to be defunded.

“We stand by our story and the techniques used to report it. We will resist any effort to defund the paper or to chill our future reporting.”

Trinity paper accused of bugging student in ‘hazing’ investigation (The Times Ireland edition)

Previously: Best Haze Of Our Lives

Pics: Jacob

H/T: Christine Bohan

“This is a once-off exception to general regulations. No folding chairs will be permitted at any other event’

Vital planning ahead of concerts by Grace Jones, 70, next Monday and Bryan Ferry, 72, next Thursday at Trinity College Dublin.

Those going to Gavin James on Saturday will have to stand and frug.

That’ll learn them.

Thanks Vinnie Highway.

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From top: Professor William Binchy, Professor Fiona de Londras; and law lecturer Mairead Enright (centre)


At 7pm in the Davis Theatre at Trinity College Dublin.

Trinity’s student union and its law society will hold a debate about the legal consequences of repealing the 8th amendment.

Speakers will include lecturer in law at the University of Kent Mairead Enright; Professor Fiona de Londras, chair of Global Legal Studies at the University of Birmingham; and Professor William Binchy, former Regius Professor of Laws and a Fellow of Trinity College.


Debate in association with Law Soc: Repealing the 8th Amendment: The Legal Consequences (Facebook)

Previously: Ending The Hateful Eighth


Front Square, Trinity College, Dublin (top) and the NYC site at DUMBO

‘Two screens, one located in New York and the other in Dublin create a live audio visual link. Passers by notice the changing image, sound, sky, wind and weather in the linked place and on approach are able to chat to people over there.’


Aoife O’Grady writes:

Irish architect Cathal Curtin has launched a unique new project on Kickstarter to digitally connect New York and Dublin. It would allow friends and family (and strangers) to speak, see and interact with each other right from the heart of each city (Trinity’s front square in Dublin and DUMBO in NYC). Anyone who supports it, can have their name, or that of a friend, engraved on the structure in Dublin or NYC.

Twin Spaces By Cathal Curtin (Kickstarter)

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Pictures from Trinity College Dublin’s Berkeley and Usher libraries

Alfred writes:

A new book [Dublin Architecture – 150+ Buildings Since 1990] honours Trinity’s Berkeley and Usher libraries as two of the best buildings in Dublin.

It’s true they are beautiful, if you like bare concrete and wood panelling, but the ceilings let water in and you can kill twelve students by closing a door.

Broadsheet has some knowledgeable archibuffs. What’s so good about these buildings, apart from the impromptu waterslide and death chamber?


Architecture: Not everything built in boom was rubbish (Irish Times)

If you have a problem if no one else can help and if you can find them maybe you can ask a Broadsheet reader? Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie

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Trinity Online writes:

Trinity has launched its first free online course, Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s History 1912-1923 in partnership with FutureLearn. This free, online 6-week course will start on 1st September 2014.

Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s History 1912-1923 (Trinity College Dublin)