Making a difference to freedom of speech

On Tuesday 2nd of February, the Capitation Committee will vote on a new Terms of Reference document. Included in this document is a controversial article – numbered 4.6 – which has proved a bone of contention since the first draft …

Society Diary: Shall we Dance?

Arriving back to college with those January blues after a relaxing and gluttonous Christmas is never the most pleasant experience, especially when it is overshadowed by essays and presentations and a voice ringing in your ears telling you that the …

Head-to-head: Charity Begins at home

“Are we creating a dependent underclass?”

So who needs our help most – a starving child in sub-Saharan Africa or a youngster being taught in sub-standard conditions in Athlone? Not much of a moral conundrum really. The basic human right …

“Dear Readers, today I ate cake…”

Women are dieting themselves out of existence, but how has it become an acceptable norm? Jean Morley believes that certain media outlets must share a proportion of the blame.

“Sunday 1 January: 129 lbs. (but post-Christmas), alcohol units 14 (but …

Editorials, Issue 7

To Society Treasurers and class reps

On Tuesday evening, there is a meeting of both the CSC, and, seperately,  the Student’s Union Council. At these meetings, it is hoped, a matter regarding the Capitations Committee will be discussed: namely, that …

Old Trinity: The Campanile’s arms identified

THE CAMPANILE has been a recognisable symbol of this college since it was erected in 1852. Descriptions of its architectural merits can be read in many books about the college, most of them pointing out the four philosophers and the …

The rising spectre of extremism

While most people regarded the June European parliament election results with at best, a form of apathy, one group was rubbing its hands with glee with the outcome – the far right.

In the Netherlands, the anti-Islam Party for Freedom, …

Rebel without a clue

Rebel Fianna Fail TD Jim McDaid last week called for a general election in February or March just half way through the political term. Whilst many on the ground, angered by the Government’s handling of the economic crisis are calling …