Editorial: Direct action is the best way to challenge College

After years of quiet discontent, students are starting to evoke the passion and conviction of activists past, and the timing could not be more fitting.   On March 9, Trinity College Dublin students made a dent in the college’s commercial revenue by blocking off Front Gate and the entrance to the Book of Kells exhibition […]

Editorial: We stand by our reporting, and all women who have experienced sexual misconduct

Yesterday, Trinity News published a story regarding allegations of sexual harassment against TCDSU Presidential candidate Sean Ryan, and a resulting complaint brought against Ryan to the Junior Dean. Despite the heavy criticism we received from Ryan for this story, we stand by our reporting and our decision to publish the article.   In a post […]

Editorial: An apology isn’t good enough

On February 14, Dr. Ali Selim, lecturer in Arabic in Trinity, gave a public apology on The Pat Kenny Show for comments on “female circumcision” he had made the week prior. He advocated for it on medical grounds but sparked outrage as the phrase is seen as a synonym for female genital mutilation (FGM), which […]

Editorial: Trinity students should support the Aramark boycott

Direct provision should, by rights, represent a major political crisis for the government and any institution associated with it. This is a system which even the then Minister of State Aodhán O’Riordáin admitted was “inhumane”. Yet despite admitting that the state is housing people in conditions not fit for human habitation, nothing has been done […]

Students must show solidarity with Trade Unions

  For the first time in years Trinity faces the prospect of industrial action. The current impasse between non-academic staff and College could be ended through a negotiated settlement; however, we cannot ignore the important implications of the policies College has been pursuing. Our article reports claims of an unofficial policy of replacing permanent positions […]

If we are concerned about our society’s future, now is the time to act

“We cannot polish DP – we have to end it.” -Lassane Ouedraogo, Africa House. By now, those of us outside the Irish immigration system are slowly beginning to become aware of its shortcomings. TN has talked to the Irish Refugee Council on what has been accomplished and what remain as barriers for those under Direct […]

Editorial: We stand by our reporting

Since the publication of our article on the investigation by a Students’ Union body of allegations against the Students’ Union newspaper, The University Times, Trinity News has been subjected to a number of criticisms. We answer some of them below. First of all, we received a report which was compiled by a body consisting of […]

Fossil Free TCD: Trinity must follow its strategic plan and divest

We want to show that students still have the power to have a positive influence on the pressing issues of our time

If we can’t recognise depression in our peers, how can we recognise it in ourselves?

I’d consider myself to be a compassionate person, someone who has time to listen to friends’ worries. Why then did I ignore my own mental health?

Looking to the future

There’s an excitement and a sense of change on the horizon.


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