Students should support Tesco workers’ strike

“Don’t cross picket lines, don’t show implicit support for Tesco by shopping at branches that are not on strike, and encourage your peers to do the same.”   Pickets at numerous branches of supermarket giant Tesco have been seen since Valentine’s day, and the action is set to continue with five more stores joining the […]

The open university and its enemies

  “no one, it seems, should be allowed to speak in any public organisation unless SJP deems them worthy. “   An open university is a university where societies and individuals are free to organise whatever events and have whatever discussions they wish. The concept of the open university has many enemies.   Many writers […]

Response: Students For Justice in Palestine on the cancellation of Israeli Ambassador

On Monday, the Israeli ambassador to Ireland was due to give a talk in Trinity College Dublin, having been invited by the college Society for International Affairs (SOFIA) TCD. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) TCD opposed the platform afforded Mr. Boker and exercised their right to protest. This position has produced a wealth of […]

Why do you care that I don’t want to have sex?

On Valentine’s Day, I visited the doctor. He examined me to find that clamminess, tiredness, irregular discharge and glandular swelling could all point towards an STD. The following conversation occurred:   Him: “Is their any chance you have an STD?”   Me: “No, I’m not sexually active.”   Him: “And you haven’t been for how […]

Preferendum will alienate Northern-Irish students

TCDSU’s vote for a preferendum on taking a stance on the constitutional position of Northern Ireland defies both right and reason. The preferendum, proposed and voted upon by the SU council on Valentine’s day, can only go badly. There is no possible positive outcome:  the preferendum itself will be a polarising mess with Northern students […]

Spreagann ráiteas an Seanadóir Aodhán Ó Ríordáin ceist thábhachtach ar an dóigh a chaitear le lucht na Gaeilge in Éirinn

Déardaoin seo a chuaigh thart labhair an Seanadóir Aodhán Ó Ríordáin os comhair an Seanaid mar chuid de plé ar theanga na Gaeilge. Labhair sé ar líofacht na tíre sa Ghaeilge, teagasc na teanga sa chóras oideachais, agus an dóigh ina réitíonn na Gaeil leis an chuid eile de dhaonra na tíre seo. . Is […]

The Many Faces of Stephen Donnelly

  Independent beginnings   ‘He had argued in late 2014 that there was a need for new political parties, as the “traditional parties” had led Ireland “to the abyss”’     Stephen Donnelly entered the Irish political scene to the surprise of many in 2011. The Dundrum-native had decided to run as an independent in […]

Op-ed: Why you should support the Strike 4 Repeal campaign

12 women travel to England each day to have abortions; safe yet illegal abortion pills are used by thousands of Irish women through services like need abortion Ireland and women on web; the last Irish Magdalene laundry was closed in 1996 in Galway. I’m sure you know these facts already.   The reality of abortion […]

What Trinity means to me, and what I mean to College, as a graduate

Last week, in my first act as a Trinity College alumnus, I requested my graduate reader’s card for the library. It came within five working days. In my first act as a graduate reader, I then requested a book from stacks. Even though I was told that I had missed the morning call for requests, […]

Why the state must fund the arts

Last November, Taoiseach Enda Kenny admitted that the state has failed, repeatedly, to put arts and culture at the front of its public policy. Were the government to attempt to tackle this issue, it would be long overdue: arts funding currently sits at 0.1 per cent of the state’s GDP, languishing far behind the 0.6 […]

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