The fight for disability rights in Ireland

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  “Despite having signed the convention in 2007, ratification of the CRPD has been subject to numerous delays”   The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century. The purpose of the Convention is outlined in Article 1 of the CRPD: “The purpose of […]

A Winter’s Tale at Stormont

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The “Ash for Cash” debacle currently playing out in Northern Ireland has all the hallmarks of a Shakespearian play; from drama to tragedy, comedy and of course, sex. The stage is Northern Ireland and the taxpayer is the ultimate victim. As in Hamlet, “it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then […]

A sign of the times: Sign Language Society

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  “Involvement in a society like Sign Soc reminds you that while interacting with someone, it’s incredibly important to focus on them and give them your full attention“   Last week I paid a visit to the hidden alcove of room six above the Atrium to get the scoop on one of Trinity’s smaller and […]

The soaring costs of college textbooks

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  “Data from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, shows that the price of college textbooks has risen over 1500% since 1970, more than three times the rate of inflation”   One of the first things students learn when they get to college, is that it’s not going to be as free […]

Former student activists look back on Garda brutality and USI neglect in wake of 2010 march

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On the 3rd November 2010, up to 40,000 students marched in Dublin against the proposed increase in fees and cuts in state expenditure on third level education. By the 9th November, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman had received 28 complaints of police brutality. Media reports of the protest varied in detailing the event, with some accounts […]

An uncivil war?

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“More and more polls indicate that more and more people are saying we have to let it go”   Construction on Pearse Street recently presented a new outlet for voices to be heard. White, blank construction walls lined the busy road, serving as a canvas for any who might avail of it. Options were plenty, […]

Dashing Home for Christmas

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  “The pioneering new service, DASH (Driving All Students Home) is supported by An Garda Síochána through their Campus Watch Program, and will be launched nationwide in January”   It happens all the time – you’re in a nightclub and can’t find any of your friends. You spent all your cash buying horribly grim shots […]

A Russian response to the US elections

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  “The rift between the two nations is beginning to mend, which will have vast implications on geopolitics”   In just a few short weeks, Donald Trump will transition from “President-elect” to the President of the United States of America. The citizens of (arguably) the world’s f will transition from “President-elect” to the President of […]

Exploring Trinity News’ Archives

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Through rock, swing, and pop music; through putting man on the moon, the fall of the Berlin wall, and the first release of the iPhone; through JFK, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama – the pages of Ireland’s oldest student newspaper, established in 1953, have detailed many fascinating stories published throughout the decades. With everything from […]

Brutality, abuse and neglect in a Greek refugee camp

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The Greek island of Chios lies only 4.3 miles from Turkey. Its strategic geographic location (as a gateway to Europe) means that it has become an increasingly important route for refugee flows. At present, Chios is home to over 3,000 refugees, men, women and children of all ages, roughly 60% of which are Syrians, 20% Iraqis, […]

Editors





Niamh Lynch
news@trinitynews.ie
Kelly McGlynn
features@trinitynews.ie
Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan