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More female candidates is welcome, but the engagement problem is ever present

It is apparent that engagement problems and a perception of a “hack culture” will continue to plague the SU

This year’s SU leadership race makes an important break from last year, most importantly marking a return of a healthy number of female candidates to the race. Nonetheless it is apparent that engagement problems and a perception of a “hack

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Predators like Weinstein operate because we permit them to

Heralding men like Weinstein, Hefner and Allen as artists gives them a power status that allows them to abuse

The slew of actresses who have come forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault from a single perpetrator, Harvey Weinstein, have brought to light the seedy world of Hollywood we all suspected to exist.

Hollywood turns against him only

Budget 2018: a breakdown

While full of attractive gimmicks, this budget does little to help those in need

The budget announcement yesterday did not contain many surprises. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced a spending increase of 1.2 billion euro.

Both housing and health will see huge increases. O’Donohue highlighted the “corrosive impact of homelessness” when delivering the

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Varadkar would be an exclusionary Taoiseach

Varadkar offers nothing to those who have been affected most by austerity. And he offers no hope for a more progressive, equal Ireland.

If Leo Varadkar becomes Taoiseach, it might seem to mark a positive step in Irish politics. A young, openly gay man with a name far from the traditional titles encountered in the Irish political arena will be in the top

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The misadventures of first-time attendees of Trinity Ball

From alcohol and drugs to grime music and the cold weather, Alice Whelan speaks to a number of students about their past Trinity Ball experiences

It is no mean feat for every stereotype of middle-class students to be fulfilled in one night. Love it or hate it, this private black-tie event held on campus is part and parcel of the spirit of Trinity.

Criticism tends