Conflicting interests on the road to sanctuary

The state exams have come to an end. Teenagers wander as they await results day, the day that will decide how they spend the next three or four years. Regardless of the outcome, for most of them it is one of the most exciting times of their lives. The final step into supposed adulthood. Many […]

Making good art

The kettle is on. It’ll be my fourth coffee of the day. All of the windows are wide open, summer air creeping in, born of our Irish heat wave. Although I’m in my kitchen, I’m dressed neatly, as if I’m going to work. This is how I write. “Maybe if I take this seriously,” I […]

The law of the land

The functions of the law are to keep peace, shape moral standards, promote social justice, resolve disputes and protect the liberties and rights of a country’s citizens. But how do we decide the moral values that underpin these rules? Religion can provide, and has provided, lawmakers with a handy, pre-existing morality on which to base […]

The burrito unwrapped

Deciding upon a worthy spot for a lunch excursion can often take more time than actually eating lunch. Huddles of comrades congregate at the designated college location that was previously decided upon in the group chat. Everyone is challenged to suggest a filling and wholesome lunch. Those seen to be on their phones are urged […]

What is a Hung Parliament?

The aftermath of the British snap election last week brought with it a plethora of memes, each with varying ranges of hilarity, an estimated youth turnout of 69% and of course, a somewhat confounding result that can be characterised by the term “hung parliament.” This term was for many as unclear as the reasoning behind […]

The pets of Trinity News

At Trinity News, we always strive to bring you the best and freshest stories. While we never neglect to check our sources, our pets haven’t always been so lucky. Here lies exposed the deepest and darkest pet secrets of your Editorial Staff for 2017/18. Enjoy.   Joel Coussins, Sport Editor When I was around 10 […]

A heckin’ bamboozle: the rise of Trinity College Doggos

Do a study buddy. Do a study buddy. [Somebody tags their friend] Do a study buddy.   It’s the May Bank Holiday Monday, and a meme has been shared in a Trinity students’ group on Facebook. A bespectacled French bulldog pores over a textbook, wondering “Heck. How do?”. People are instructed to “comment ‘do a […]

A BA in Brexit Blues?

The prime minister of the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on March 29, beginning a two-year transition process wherein Britain will depart from the EU. The exact date of separation is planned to be the of March 29, 2019 – exactly two years from now. As a consequence, there will be a number of profound […]

Class divide in Irish Education

An introduction to the class divide in Irish Education   “Trinity News was therefore able to conclude that half of Trinity’s incoming first year students come from just 68 schools.”   In December 2016, the ongoing debate around a class divide in Irish education was illuminated by the emergence of new information. Through the analysis […]

“You three are a right pair if I ever saw one”

Human existence, comedy and tragedy are ancient companions. In the immortal words of an Irish mother: “You three are a right pair if I ever saw one.” The three are intertwined and inextricable, a rich seam that underlies Irish culture. Sad songs and sharp wit, that’s the Irish. Or so it is said.   But […]

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