How and why does an American socialist magazine celebrate the 1916 centenary? Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin Magazine, talks to Sarah Taaffe-Maguire about 1916 commemorations, student journalism and how to do good socialism
In the midst of March, right after Paddy’s day and as deadlines loom, it’s easy to forget that people are bothered about 1916. It should make you feel like we’re living in a cool part of time when Jacobin magazine …
After week one of full blown campaigning, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire looks at the main issues, stories and controversies that have arisen on the trail.
Lester Bangs once said: “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” The alleged actions of Caolán Maher (running to be Ents officer) show the Trinity currency is different; it …
With the HSE’s “#LittleThings” campaign gaining prominence nationally, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire examines if it really is the little things that make a difference to mental health.
It was a big thing when Stephen Byrne died. He told the staff at Beaumont Hospital he wanted to kill himself. He had attempted to two days prior. They offered to send his file to his clinic in Ballymun. It …
Sarah Taaffe-Maguire speaks to the Trinity staff member currently looking for models to volunteer for his “art nude” photography
Trinity’s favourite location to parody itself is the noticeboard. Among the notices for a lost fountain pen and “fidget ball,” one poster in particular stands out. It says “”Venus” Wanted.” Students who have seen it may have been greeted with …
Sarah Taaffe-Maguire outlines why sustained media reporting of this cruel medical procedure and its legacy is more necessary than ever.
Symphysiotomy is a procedure that cuts the symphysis pubis, the joint that holds the pelvis together. It was performed on hundreds of women in Ireland from the 1940s to 1980s. A few cases of symphysiotomy have been recorded in more …
Sarah Taaffe-Maguire considers the difficulties professional and student midwives face when negotiating the eighth amendment.
The eighth amendment places equal value on the life of an unborn child as on the life of the pregnant person. It goes beyond a ban on abortion. It is a divisive issue. Lesser reported on is the literal division …
The road to Trinity is paved with notions.
I had heard tell of a place of sustenance. Word in the post‐graduation wasteland was that one could be shielded and find safety from the outside world behind high, thick, respectable city centre masonry. Its location could not be called …