Women’s liberation should embrace striking

Over one hundred years ago, one of history’s greatest revolutionary women, Rosa Luxemburg, wrote on the significance of the mass strike. Luxemburg’s attempt was among the first to examine, rigorously and in depth, the role of the strike in the struggle to transform society.   The strike, after all, is a long-standing pillar of labour […]

We should become the nation of a hundred thousand welcomes

  The eve of St. Patrick’s Day saw Social Democrats Counsellor Gary Gannon launch the second issue of the international magazine, Trinity Frontier. In opening his address, Gannon joked about the great task ahead of him: a local politician, whose daily activities revolve around housing and potholes, asked to discuss the global issues facing us […]

TCDSU President-elect Keane’s decision to speak against BDS motion at Council sends a cynical message

  By now many students will have heard of the debacle arising out of the most recent Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council relating to the defeated motion mandating the union to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In particular what is at issue was the decision of TCDSU President-elect Kevin Keane […]

Should I have been aborted?

If there were a referendum on the 8th Amendment tomorrow, I would vote to repeal. I believe that access to safe and legal abortion is an important part of a modern society. I do not believe that life starts at conception.   But when did my life begin? Should I be here at all?   […]

McGuinness Legacy: The Futility of Violence

The death of Martin McGuinness provoked strong reactions from both those who held him in high esteem and from those who were unable to forgive him for his leading role in the Provisional IRA. The breadth of reactions demonstrates the depth of the fault lines that run through Northern politics, as well as the proximity […]

What I’m Really Thinking: Limited edition access to a final year student’s thought process

So what’s the plan? What are you going to do? Are you talking about this summer, or, like, life? Every final year student hates being asked what is next. It only reminds you that you don’t know, and that you’re not ready to decide.   Summer will be great, the first taste of freedom in […]

The developed world must not ignore climate change any longer

Last Saturday afternoon the G20 finance ministers gathered in Baden-Baden, Germany, for their annual summit. During these meetings, the wording of a joint statement on trade is usually agreed upon. This summit, however, resulted in some significant and surprising alterations to the content and tone of the document. Not only had the normative pledge to […]

We must not treat artificial intelligences as slaves

Whenever humanity has invented something remarkable in the past, we have used it to make our lives easier. From the Printing Press to the PC, from irrigation to automation, we have a remarkable ability to evolve by changing the tools that we use and the environment that we are in. For many, Artificial Intelligence is […]

The monkey on my back

  In the last six months alone, I have walked out of the hotel where I work as a waitress on two separate occasions for what I thought was the very last time. And each time, like a classic scene in a horror film, I have found myself back there only a few months later, […]

Trolling empowers hate movements

Cases of internet trolling, and our responses to them, are hard to categorise because they are incredibly varied in how damaging their effects are. On the one hand, if you take to Facebook to gush about how ketchup is your favourite condiment only for someone to viciously proclaim that they prefer mustard, then maybe a […]

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Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

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Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan