A new Republican renaissance

If Democrats had any doubt that the Party is in dire straits, they were set straight by the Massachusetts Special Senate Election for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat that saw a conservative Republican unknown defeat the highly popular state Attorney General …

Editorials

Education committee unearths hidden gems of information

This month saw the Provost, alongside his fellow university heads, sit before the Oireachtas Education Committee, as reported on page one of this issue. The information extracted at this meeting was quite considerable: …

How to help the homeless

It has been a particularly harsh winter this year in Ireland. Although most of us enjoyed the snow, some two thousand homeless people in Dublin must have found it tremendously difficult. If you’re feeling charitable, what’s the best way of …

Limerick to Canda, Zimbabwe to Trinity

John O’Rourke interviews the newest addition to the college chaplaincy, and his former school priest, Fr Peter Sexton.

Fr Peter Sexton SJ is a formidable man. My own earliest memory of Trinity’s latest recruit to the burgeoning chaplaincy team is …

Round Up

DRAIN IN NORTHWEST CONCERNING
It’s emerged that more young people leave counties Derry and Tyrone than anywhere else in Northern Ireland to attend universities on the mainland.
The figures were provided to Foyle MLA Martina Anderson by Employment and Learning …

Lissadell, our Trojan War

The debate over public right of way at Lissadell, the former home of the Gore-Booth and family and erstwhile retreat of William Butler Yeats, is more complicated than it appears, writes Sarah Clarkin

The case between Sligo County Council and …

Opinion Round-Up

DONEGAL SEES huge RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT figures

With an over-dependence on the construction and hospitality industries, it was inevitable that Donegal would feel the pain of the recession. It now seems that the figures are proving just that.
The numbers …

Semesterisation battle turns ugly

In a long running  dispute in Trinity over the semesterisation of term durations the University has, in recent weeks, sent home library staff who were working to ‘contract’. Semesterisation refers to the movement of the academic year structure. Staff who …

God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson

The season of giving is still upon us; so as we share a moment to think about the worst affected by the BIG FREEZE this time of the year, think not of the plight of  the Peoples Republic of Cork, …