For business or for pleasure?

Declan Ganley emerged as a key player in the Lisbon Treaty debate, but questions about his honesty, his methods of funding Libertas and his American connections have become more and more insistent, says Aoife Crowley

Easy access to information is dumbing down students

“There is too much learning in books these days, and too little in the head.”

Former Editor was a ‘wise old owl’

PAUL TANSEY, a former editor of Trinity News, passed away on September 21 at the age of 59. The Blackrock College student came to Trinity to study economics and politics in the late 1960s. He succeeded Ted Oliver to become editor of this newspaper in Trinity term of 1970.

The USI’s simplistic view of fees

When Minister of Education Batt O’Keefe put fees on the agenda for discussion at the start of the summer, as always, a variety of responses came out. Somve were measured, considered, and flexible; others were simplistic, unbending, and unhelpful.

Watching the watchers

Balancing opposing sets of needs sounds like an impossible proposition. Nonetheless, achieving a balance that is acceptable to all parties on a topic that concerns them all is crucial. The media is no exception.  

Rusticated jibs and disapproving skips

DOES YOUR skip disapprove of sprees? Has your wife been pestering you to clean your rooms? Has your new jib friend been rusticated? Trinity College has many peculiar words, turns of phrase and acronyms which are its own. The words used in the above sentences would be more familiar to a student here in the […]

Head to Head: fees debate

Can you afford an extra €8,000 a year? Or, do free fees support the wealthy.

‘Any Garda coming across a drunk has only one option’

 Demise of the PDs The end of the road has come for the Progressive Democrats. Mary Harney admitted this month that although she would love to think that the PDs had a future, she had to be realistic. Now Harney, fellow TD Mr Grealish, Ciaran Cannon and Fiona O’Malley have recommended that a formula of […]

Áine Ní Choisdealbha

The art of letterwriting has fallen out of favour with today’s high-speed society. Emails, skype, Bebo, Facebook and MSN now reign supreme. But in gaining access to each other’s lives 24/7, we have lost the personal connection that a letter creates. A letter from a friend has permanence and a tangibility that email lacks. A […]

Daniel Costigan

It’s easy to ignore those living on the poverty line. We tend to assume that everyone who sat the Leaving Certificate had the same chance to come to college, get a good job and better themselves. However, not everyone has the same chances in life. Jobs, food and housing aren’t fundamental rights distributed equally among […]


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