Why the October Revolution should be commemorated

  “It is vital that we learn from the Russian Revolution, understand its virtues, and more importantly its failures”   Dublin City Council, as part of their 2017 commemorations programme, have allocated €30,000 towards work on the Communist Party of Ireland archives in advance of the centenary of the October Revolution this year. This is, […]

The rise of fake news

Fake news can be purely false — for example, the suggestion that Hillary Clinton was operating a paedophile ring out of a pizza shop in North Carolina. That particular story led a gunman to open fire on a Comet Ping Pong restaurant. But more often than not, fake news is decontextualised and distorted pieces of […]

What the SU has been doing this year for Engagement

The SU Leadership Race elections took place last week. During the campaign, there has been the usual analysis of how the Union does not engage students nor represent them. I’m not writing this to shy away from criticism — far from it — but I would like that criticism to take into account the work […]

The Silent Liberals

The myth that Traveller origins can be dated to the famine was dealt a death blow early in February when a genetics study on Irish Travellers revealed that they split from the main Irish population approximately 360 years ago. This provided more proof that Travellers, while Irish, were still a distinct ethnic group within the […]

Head2Head: Should Enda Kenny visit Donald Trump?

As of February the 9th, over 38,000 people had signed a petition entitled “Shamrock for Trump: Not in my name”, calling for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to boycott his meeting with Donald Trump in the White House during the annual St Patrick’s Day visit. Stating that this historic meeting is an important means of maintaining historically […]

Who fears to speak of a United Ireland?

  With the news that a preferendum on the SU’s stance on a united Ireland is on the way, it is important that the Trinity student community makes the right decision; that we stand on the right side of history and embrace a future of Irish unity.   To date, pieces in Trinity student publications […]

Students cross a picket line every day

  I grew up surrounded by trade unionists. I distinctly remember seeing a news report about an industrial action on the news when my mother said: “If I ever crossed a picket line, my father would turn in his grave.” Her father, my grandfather, was born in inner-city Dublin, and having helped build the ESB […]

The more things change, the more they stay the same

The praise of Martin McGuiness upon his withdrawal from frontline politics from unionists and nationalists alike, along with comments made by Gerry Adams about the advancement of a “new generation” upon the promotion of Michele O’Neill of Sinn Fein made us hope for a less divisive politics in the North.   There was even the […]

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 […]

Editors





Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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Illustration

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

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan