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2022
# meaning of Christmas
Christmas explained: How and why did the festival begin and when did it become so secular?
It’s an important Christian holiday, but why do we celebrate it tomorrow.
# banshee wail
'They cut you to the bone': Why are we hearing screaming foxes late at night?
The screams of red foxes are typically heard between December and February.
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# Coronavirus
'It's like being at a match and they keep moving the goalposts': The rapidly changing face of Irish college life
Demand for mental health supports have already risen as colleges move classes and social events online.
# college life
'A slightly lesser place': Challenges ahead for universities as international student numbers fall by up to 50%
A less diverse campus and a devastating impact on university income lies ahead due to a drop in international students.
# Sunshine
New research suggests Vitamin D can reduce severity of Covid-19 symptoms
Vitamin D is present in foods such as oily fish, cheese and egg yolks.
# Coronavirus costs
TCD could lose at least €3 million after decision to close Book of Kells due to coronavirus fears
The Book of Kells is one of Ireland’s top tourism attractions.
# Erasmus
Universities put Irish students in Italy on high alert as number of coronavirus cases there rockets
More than 10 people have died from the virus in Italy as confirmed cases reach over 280.
# Poverty
Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area
That’s according to a new report published by Trinity College Dublin researchers today.
As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban
18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.
# Study
Repetitive knocks key to understanding MMA and rugby-related head injuries, Trinity scientists say
The study was undertaken by the Trinity-led concussion research interest group.
# mass appeal
Older people who go to Mass have better mental health, according to new Irish research
It found that those who attended religious services regularly reported lower depressive symptoms.
# TCD
Catherine Corless to get honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin today
Thomas Kinsella and Michal Lipson will also receive honorary degrees.
# on campus
TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs
The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.
# take back trinity
Trinity provost says university will 'seriously consider' alternatives to resit exam fees after student protest
Earlier, security was called to the dining hall after students took it over and refused to leave.
# take back trinity
Trinity students occupy building and block entrances in protest against exam resit fees
The Students’ Union President is due to meet with the university’s Vice Provost on the issue.
# trinity
Students' exam fee protest shuts down access to Book of Kells
Trinity students have released a list of demands.
# Neuroscience
There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study
The study’s lead researcher has called for more research to examine whether the treatment of hearing loss can decrease the chances of developing dementia.
# Rescinded
TCD's Historical Society has changed its mind on giving Nigel Farage a gold medal
The Hist said it may be seen as an endorsement of Farage.
# Animal Welfare
'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing
A total of 3,000 rats and 21,000 mice were used in Trinity College Dublin in 2016 alone.
# to boldly go
A Trinity professor will play a big role in space exploration
Professor Peter Gallagher has been appointed as an adviser to the Director of Science at the European Space Agency.
# tiny molecules
Trinity breakthrough means a computer hard-disk’s capacity could be increased by 1,000
The discovery could revolutionise computing as we know it.
# student activists
Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests
Students for Justice in Palestine said there was an imbalance on the planned panel.
# Going Viral
'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates
A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.
# Summer series
Pixies, Bell X1 and alt-J set for series of outdoor summer gigs at Trinity College
The gigs will run from 6 – 11 July.
# Tap
Emer Glanville left school when she was 16 - today she graduates from Medicine in Trinity
Emer is a graduate of the Trinity Access programme which gives people a second chance at education.
# the farm
European Investment Bank to invest €100 million in UCC and €70 million in Trinity
The developments will support hundreds of jobs and focus on improved student accommodation and research facilities.
# Vitamin D-ublin
A new map shows where people are getting the least vitamin D in Dublin
The map charts vitamin D deficiency rates across the Dublin area.
# Pregnancy
Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study
A new study shows the probability of women becoming depressed during pregnancy in Ireland.
# Phoney empathy
Social media can bring out the worst in public mourning, says an expert on digital grief
“In the context of grieving, because it’s easier to make a posting on an internet page, it’s often a kind of phoney impression.”
# Appletax
We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion
UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.
# shedding the pounds
Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests
“It is too simplistic to say eat less, move more and the weight will come off,” said lead researcher Professor Donal O’Shea.
# Home Birth
Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed
Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.
# World Wide Web
Today is the 25th anniversary of the public internet in Ireland
Trinity College Dublin was the first Irish organisation to connect to the internet, via leased lined delivered by Telecom Eireann to the O’Reilly Institute.
# barriers to entry
Homeless single mum who secured a place in Trinity has been refused Back To Education Allowance
The Department of Social Protection told TheJournal.ie that the Family Income Supplement, which Erica Fleming receives, is not a qualifying payment for the BTEA.
# no one said anything
This Trinity student's powerful Facebook post about feminism has gone viral
“No one said anything.”
# moving statues
11 Trinity College statues with necessary Snapchat captions
They’re just saying what we’re all thinking.
# Heated
How Lucinda and Averil clashed over abortion as students more than a decade ago
The 2002 abortion referendum debate made for a heated political battle between two of the country’s rising young political stars.
# Trinners
The 21 most Trinity College Dublin things that have ever happened
#JustTrinityThings.
# Virtual Reality
European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College
The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.
# tacking sexual violence
Sexual consent workshops to be compulsory for new TCD students
The classes will be mandatory for first-year undergraduates in student accommodation in Rathmines.