Devil’s Advocate: Why charity is wrong

William Foley explores why charity is good in practice, but not good enough in theory.

Voting No: Opposing the Presidential Impeachment Referendum

James Ringland, campaign manager for the No side, writes on why students should not vote to impeach Tom Lenihan.

Excuses, Excuses?

In the first of our SU referendum pieces, Alice Kinsella argues in favour of the impeachment of Students’ Union president Tom Lenihan.

Lessons in Irish republicanism from the Sinn Féin online store

Maurice John Casey explores Sinn Féin’s online store and draws conclusions about the state of contemporary republicanism.

Science and Arts: The Not-so-Great Divide

Science and Arts: implacable foes or secret buddies? James Prendergast sorts the sense from the nonsense.

Labour in terminal decline?

A litany of broken promises, public rebellions and embarrassing cock-ups have left the Labour Party in disarray. Conor McGlynn questions whether Labour will be able to turn around their fortunes and avert catastrophe before electoral wipeout.

Face-off #1: Smoking ban

Alice Kinsella and Rachel Graham duke it out over whether College should follow UCD’s lead and ban smoking on-campus.

“I Didn’t Think of That”

Like many public buildings, College’s disability infrastructure is insufficient and incomplete. Rory
O’Donoghue slams the “I didn’t think of that” attitude but strikes a hopeful note for positive change
in the future.

The Papal Whip

Do priests, like politicians, have a duty to toe a party line? Ryan Connolly argues that just as political parties may expect their members to adhere to key beliefs, the Church also has a right to insist that its public representatives give an honest account of its teachings.

Sinead vs. Miley (vs. The Business)

As the “Sinead vs. Miley” feud trundles on, Áine O’Connell probes the issues behind the online spat, and asks whether the music industry’s sexualisation of women forces female stars to act out in a certain way.

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