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


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


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


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


Housing cuts make women bleed: #MeToo and the fight for economic justice

In the face of the growing de-politicisation of International Women’s Day, feminism must be firmly re-framed along class lines

Note: this article contains references to sexual violence and harassment which some readers may find upsetting 

Falling on the 8th of March each year, International Women’s Day often brings panel discussions on Women in Business, shops filled with bunches of …


The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the pitfalls of capitalism

This health crisis has laid bare the necessity of recalibrating politics outside of the interests of profit and the stock market

The outbreak of Covid-19 is of course natural but its spread and impact is undoubtedly political, exposing the failure of the capitalist market to protect public well-being. The pandemic has exposed the need for tenant’s rights, universal healthcare, and to …