Should racial slurs be used by white academics?

By using racist language, College discourages students from questioning instances of racism. This actively makes seminars and tutorials an openly hostile learning environment for BIPOC and antiracist students

Trinity has a race problem. A recent example made obvious is the controversial debate over the renaming of the Berkeley Library, the namesake of Irish philosopher and slave owner George Berkeley. Some see this as a testament to how many

Arts students need more career guidance than two career fairs a year – and we might only be getting one

Lack of career advice and information available for Arts and Humanities students perpetuates the unemployed-arts-student stereotype, and promotes doubt and confusion for students as they attempt to enter the workforce

After attending the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Career Inspiration Event, which took place last November, I left with more questions about my potential future career options than answers. While the fair was worth the time and did somewhat

Corporate encroachment on academia must be stopped in its tracks-and students and staff must not be afraid to play their part

Senior management are deeply complicit in the plight of our universities, not least by creating a culture of silence amongst staff, writes László Molnárfi, SSP Convenor of the TCDSU

If we were to blame senior management for the problems that plague College, we would be sorely misguided. Government starvation of the third-level sector is to blame for the ills that plague our universities, including high student-staff ratios, insufficient infrastructure

Now is the winter of our discontent… again

After years of inaction, the government are now out of excuses for overcrowded hospitals

“Nurses are now expected to crisis manage a situation that isn’t of our making”.

This quote, from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, (INMO), perfectly encapsulates the feelings of frustration and despair amongst hospital staff in this country every winter.

The Rich aren’t only getting richer; they’re also getting the high-ranking government jobs

A tale as old as time: Governments in the western world are a graduation plan for the old boy’s club

Last week Forbes released an article on the wealth of the new United Kingdom Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, proclaiming his and his wife’s joint net worth to be “higher than the personal fortune of King Charles III”. An eyebrow raising

Recent TUI survey highlights potential reasonings behind teacher shortage in Ireland – and not a single one is surprising

Bleak outlook for the future minds of Ireland as there are simply too many obstacles for those who are able and willing to teach them

A survey carried out by The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has returned disappointing yet unsurprising results on the recruitment difficulties faced by schools and the reasons that these positions are not being filled. The survey found that 91% of

Longer nights for Irish pubs and clubs introduces as many potential issues as the ones it aims to solve

The expanding of opening hours for pubs and clubs across Ireland is a win for Irish nightlife only if predictable obstacles are accounted for, and soon

News of the change to pub and nightclub opening hours has quickly gained much attention and discussion from the public, both positive and negative, and it is easy to see why. On the one hand, it is a massive change

Two Taoisigh and three Prime Ministers walk into a bar…

We cannot laugh too much at Britain’s three Prime Ministers in as many months when the best we could come up with is a rotating Taoiseach role that highlights the absurdity of our own system

Step aside, Roz Purcell and Pippa O’Connor. Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar are currently Ireland’s trendiest influencers. Mere weeks before our rotating Taoiseach system is due to be implemented, as Varadkar assumes Martin’s role, the British government decided that they

‘Tis the season to be stressed out

Christmas shopping during a cost-of-living crisis is surprisingly not as fun as it sounds…

“Christmas! Already? No wait, it’s just the shops getting ready for Christmas shopping. Christmas shopping? Panic, panic!” These were the thoughts banging around my tender skull as I nursed the Halloween hangover. Bruised and battered from all sides by essay

Cramming culture leaves already stressed students living off after-care, rather than self-care, during busy deadline seasons

As we approach the business end of the semester, we need to ask ourselves if our study methods are doing more harm than good

When picturing deadline season, one often conjures up the image of stressed students bent over their books, desperately trying to retain information. Needless to say (or rather, write), this is the result of cramming culture-that is, working intensely to learn