University theatrical societies apologise for costumes using blackface

DU Players and UCD Musical Society have issued statements apologising for their use of blackface and brownface

DU Players have issued a statement saying they have taken down an image from their Facebook page showing former members of the society wearing blackface in 2009. 

The statement from DU Players said the picture “depicts an indefensible and triggering

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Analysis: Government’s back and forth on Leaving Certificate left colleges in uncertain positions

Calculated grades have eased the burden on students, but have left colleges uncertain on starting dates for first years

After a long period of uncertainty, Leaving Certificate students have finally been given clarity on exams. Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced on May 8 that examinations would be cancelled and replaced with calculated grades in a U-turn from the