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University of Dublin
Ollscoil Átha Cliath

Image:Arms of the University of Dublin.png
Latin: Universitas Dubliniensis

Established 1592
Chancellor Dr Mary Robinson
Alumni 70,300
Location Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Address College Green
Dublin 2
Telephone +353-1-896 1000
Affiliations EUA, IUA, UI
Website http://www.tcd.ie

The University of Dublin, corporately designated the Chancellor, Doctors and Masters of the University of Dublin located in Dublin, Ireland, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, making it Ireland's oldest university. Image File history File links Arms_of_the_University_of_Dublin. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Mary Robinson (Irish name Máire Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) was the first female President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. ... Look up Alumnus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... The Irish Universities’ Association (IUA) is the representative body of the heads of the seven Irish universities and is based at Merrion Square, Dublin. ... Universities Ireland is an organisation which promotes collaboration and co-operation between universities in Ireland, including those both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England, Queen of France (in name only), and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. ... This is a list of the oldest extant universities in the world. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...


Unlike the universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, after which the University of Dublin was modelled and both of which boast several constituent colleges, there is just one Dublin college: Trinity College. Thus the designations "Trinity College, Dublin" and "University of Dublin" are usually synonymous for practical purposes. The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... The University of Cambridge, located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Trinity College, Dublin, corporately designated as the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ...

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Degrees

Graduates of liberal degrees, i.e. non-professional such as Humanities or Science, receive an honours Bachelor of Arts degree after four years, but may receive an ordinary B.A. after three years' study. Bachelors of at least three years' standing may proceed to the degree of Master of Arts. Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The degree of Master of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree awarded by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as well as by the University of Dublin. ...


Parliamentary representation

For more details see Dublin University (constituency). Dublin University is a constituency in Ireland, which has been used to elect members of various legislative bodies including currently Seanad Éireann. ...


The University has been represented since 1613 when James I granted it the right to elect two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the Irish House of Commons. When the Kingdoms of Ireland and Great Britain were joined with the Act of Union, which came into force in 1801, the University sent one MP to the British House of Commons at Westminster until 1832, when it was given another. It continued to elect two until the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. The Government of Ireland Act 1920 provided for a House of Commons of Southern Ireland, for which the University was to elect four MPs. They were the only MPs to attend the opening of the House in 1921. From 1923 to 1936, the University elected three TDs to sit in Dáil Éireann. Since the new Constitution of Ireland in 1937, the University has elected three Senators to Seanad Éireann. James VI and I (James Stuart) (June 19, 1566 – March 27, 1625) was King of Scots, King of England, and King of Ireland. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... The Irish House of Commons by Francis Wheatley (1780) The Irish House of Commons was the lower house of the Parliament of Ireland, that existed from mediæval times until 1800. ... The Act of Union 1800 merged the Kingdom of Ireland and the Kingdom of Great Britain (itself a merger of England and Wales and Scotland under the Act of Union 1707) to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 1 January 1801. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... Territory of the Irish Free State Capital Dublin Language(s) Irish, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1922–1936 George V  - 1936–1936 George VI President of the Executive Council  - 1922–1932 W.T. Cosgrave  - 1932–1937 Eamon de Valera Legislature Oireachtas  - Upper house Seanad Éireann  - Lower house Dáil Éireann... An Act to Provide for the Better Government of Ireland, more usually the Government of Ireland Act, 1920 (this is its official short title; the formal citation is 10 & 11 Geo. ... House of Commons of Southern Ireland was the lower house of the Irish parliament created by the Government of Ireland Act, passed in 1920, during the Irish War of Independence. ... A Teachta Dála (Irish for Dáil Deputy, pronounced chock-ta dawla) is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower chamber of the Irish Oireachtas or National Parliament. ... The Dáil Chamber Dáil Éireann[1] is the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of Ireland. ... The Constitution of Ireland is the founding legal document of the state known today as the Republic of Ireland. ... This is a list of members of Seanad Éireann, the Republic of Irelands senate, as of 2004. ... The Seanad Chamber The Seanad meets in the former picture gallery in Leinster House. ...


The current representatives of the University are Mary Henry, Shane Ross and David Norris. Notable representatives have included Edward Gibson, W. E. H. Lecky, Edward Carson, Noel Browne, Conor Cruise O'Brien and Mary Robinson. Mary Henry is an Irish politician and an independent member of the 22nd Seanad Éireann. ... Shane Ross is an Irish politician and an independent member of Seanad Eireann. ... Senator David Norris David Patrick Bernard Norris (b. ... Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne (September 4, 1837 - May 22, 1913) was an Irish lawyer and Lord Chancellor of Ireland. ... William Edward Hartpole Lecky, OM (26 March 1838–22 October 1903) was an Irish historian and publicist. ... Edward Carson HMSO image The Right Honourable Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson, PC (February 9, 1854 – October 22, 1935) was a leader of the Irish Unionists, a Barrister and a Judge. ... Dr. Noel Christopher Browne (20 December 1915-21 May 1997) was an Irish politician and doctor. ... Conor Cruise OBrien (born 3 November 1917) is an Irish politician, writer and academic. ... Mary Robinson (Irish name Máire Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) was the first female President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. ...


The franchise was originally restricted to the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College. This was expanded in 1832 to include those who had received an M.A. and in 1918 all those who had received a degree from the University.


See also

The Republic of Irelands education system is quite similar to that of most other western countries. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the Republic of Ireland, some colleges are constituent colleges of universities. ... This is a list of notable alumni of the University of Dublin, all of whom attended its only constituent college Trinity College, Dublin. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

External links

  • Trinity College, Dublin — official site

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