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No country for young tenants

While hailed by Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien as a “housing for all” document, Budget 2021 demonstrates an unambitious approach to protecting renters

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, third-level students have undoubtedly been disregarded. While the transition to online learning is necessary to curb the spread of Covid-19, many have criticised both the government, and the colleges themselves for taking so long to announce

Student Living

The gentrification of Dublin

Hotels and Airbnbs push out local residents, and pose a threat to local history and culture

Illegal evictions, overcrowding, rough sleeping, and co-living are but a few of the cruel manifestations of Dublin’s housing crisis that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus. While lockdown may have shed some light on them, these issues have

Comment

Trinity’s library spaces need urgent attention and systematic change ahead of exam season to cope with social distancing

While lack of seats and study spaces has always been a problem in Trinity’s libraries, this issue has been exacerbated by requirements to socially distance

Any Trinity student who frequents the library, particularly during exam season, knows the all too familiar struggle of trying to find a seat: pacing the BLU, passing rows upon rows of occupied seats, or desks reserved with a pile of

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The Department of Education loosening third-level grant requirements for asylum seekers is a step in the right direction, but not enough

While students in direct provision no longer need to attend school in Ireland for three years, or obtain a Leaving Certificate to qualify for a college grant, structural inequalities in the education system persist for asylum seekers.

In August of this year, the Government announced that asylum seekers no longer have to spend three years in the Irish school system in order to qualify for educational support at third level. While this is a step in the

Societies

Societies plan how to brave the challenges of an unconventional Freshers’ Week

Societies anticipate remaining accessible to incoming first years despite amended dates for Freshers’ Week, which will see it run alongside lectures for returning students

Due to delayed Leaving Certificate results, entry for incoming first years to Trinity has been pushed to October 5, three weeks later than the initial date. First-year students are scheduled to begin lectures on October 5, with Freshers’ Week beginning

Arts & Culture

Remembering Tim Robinson

Separated from public spaces, prescient perspective is found in the work of the writer and cartographer

This summer has seen a unique distortion of order as we know it, with the boundaries in the sphere of day to day life blurred. A trip to the supermarket felt like a heroic quest. The private haven of our

Comment

To make meaningful change, we must reconcile the desire to denounce with the ability to forgive

Actor John Connors’ public apology for his participation in a reactionary demonstration should be welcomed

On July 13, a rally under the banner of Hands off Our Kids took place outside the Dáil as a response to Green Party TD and Minister for Children, Roderic O’Gorman, being photographed with Peter Tatchell. This photo was taken …

Food & Drink

Two years on from his death, Anthony Bourdain’s television and writing still captivates

Famous chef Anthony Bourdain left an indelible mark not only on the food industry, but on the cultural landscape as we know it

The late Anthony Bourdain once wrote that there is nothing more political than food: who’s eating, and who’s not eating? In his long and lucrative career, Bourdain wrote several books, among them Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits, which unearthed

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Combatting racism must be a priority for student politics

USI has promised to adapt activism to Covid-19 restrictions, and must use its platform to extend support and solidarity to those facing racism

The murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis last week sparked protests and justifiable outrage across the US. An alleged use of a counterfeit twenty dollar bill at a local deli enabled Chauvin to murder Floyd

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The power of Normal People is its familiarity

Normal People’s appeal lies not only in its geographical familiarity, but in its skilful depiction of love and alienation

Kehoe’s pub on South Anne Street has a mural on its wall of a James Joyce quote which reads: “In the particular is contained the universal.” The full quote is preceded with the declaration that “for myself, I always write