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 […]

Head2Head: Should Trinity introduce Christmas exams?

Fiachra MacCanna – Yes “When we split the year in half, we are examined on what has just been covered in the last semester, and, thus,study rotas are easier to manage, and stress is somewhat relieved”   When exams seem so far away they may as well not be there at all, it is all too […]

Why sell out?

The Big Four in the world of business, the Big Five in the world of law — any final year student knows what these terms mean. Multinational firms that have set up in Ireland for what some may consider questionable interests, looking to entice soon-to-be-graduates at every possible opportunity.   This interest is not unidirectional, […]

Students must show solidarity with Trade Unions

  For the first time in years Trinity faces the prospect of industrial action. The current impasse between non-academic staff and College could be ended through a negotiated settlement; however, we cannot ignore the important implications of the policies College has been pursuing. Our article reports claims of an unofficial policy of replacing permanent positions […]

The SU is in need of fundamental structural reform

“This year’s team of officers has been working extremely hard, and I’ve no doubt they will continue do everything they can to serve the College community in the coming months. But they could be doing so much more, if only they were let.” The Trinity Students’ Union is broken. This is not the fault of […]

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