Tuam is just the tip of the iceberg

Last week, Irish people reacted with horror to the uncovering of the remains of several hundred infants in the underground chambers of Tuam Mother and Baby Home. In less than two weeks, we will take to the streets draped in green, in an alcohol-fuelled celebration of “Irishness”. We will not have much to be proud […]

Damn the Consequences?

Leaders’ Questions is usually something of a theatrical affair in the Dáil. Like its counterpart in the UK, Prime Minister’s Question Time, it has an element of “Punch and Judy” to it, although perhaps without the rowdiness of our British neighbours. As central as it is to Irish politics, it can seem timid and boring. […]

How the SU and CSC can save the debate in Trinity

If you care just a bit about what’s going on around campus and you normally read College’s newspapers, you would easily have noticed that one of the most discussed topics throughout the previous semester was the abortion debate. But interestingly enough, this debate was not really about abortion per se. We rarely heard pro-life students […]

The uneasy relationship between Trump’s Muslim Ban and his business empire

Seven countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – were singled out by Donald Trump’s Executive Order 1379. The order forbids entry into the United States by residents of those countries, with the exception of Green Card holders. The number of refugees allowed into the US has been limited to 50,000, with […]

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 […]

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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