Old Trinity: A 90-degree university

A QUICK look at the 2010 Statutes reveals the remarkable number of degrees which the University of Dublin awards or has awarded in the past. Just over 90 different degrees are listed, ranging from the venerable BA to odd new …

Head to Head: Hostage Ransoms

‘Reality cheques’

The politics of hostage-taking and negotiation have always been fraught with difficulty. With each individual hostage situation comes new problems that have to be surmounted in attempts to ensure the safe release of victims. One of the key …

Society Diary: CSC Awards

Going to university is seen as the opportunity to broaden your mind, educate yourself on the works of Nietzsche, Rousseau and Marx. Before arriving in college you are vaguely aware of the wild social life that students lead, yet as …

The enraged anti-Catholic mob

The angry mob that has sprung up in response to Church paedophila needs to calm down, according to Eamonn Hynes.

There’s nothing like a good paedophile story to drum up the outraged, liberal-media-reading masses; most of whom have never experienced …

Drugs aren’t all bad, m’kay

The country is presently in a tizzy over legal highs and their source, the infamous head shops. In the UK, a more immediate outcry has arisen out of the deaths of two men who had taken mephedrone while out clubbing. …

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