How the Mother and Baby Homes Report came into existence – and what we’ve learned

The newly published report on mother and baby homes follows previous reports on Ireland’s institutional abuses, and is every bit as harrowing

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report, which was completed in the latter half of 2020, has just been released, and is one of many investigative reports into historic Irish institutional abuse completed in the last few decades.

Sunday Longread: Paving the path to rediscovery

With potential plans in place to pedestrianise Dame Street, Dubliners are afforded the chance to reclaim their city

As lockdowns infiltrated the world last March, cities experienced a dampening of background noise that was as unprecedented as the pandemic itself. The major boomtowns ceased to boom, and the usual cacophony of traffic was extinguished by unfamiliar harmonies of

Busking for the homeless

Trinity students raising money for homeless charities this Christmas

The homelessness crisis in Ireland has become an increasingly more salient issue, with the issue of housing being voters’ number one priority in February’s General Election. Students and youth organisations have taken the lead in raising awareness and money, and

Sunday Longread: How lecturers have adapted to online learning from the other side of the screen

Lecturers discuss the benefits, challenges and methods behind teaching online

As evidenced by the deserted Arts Block and the quiet of the Hamilton, lecture halls remain empty this semester with online teaching having usurped face-to-face classes. While some students lament at the difficulty of studying at home or rejoice at

“The work of the Science Gallery Network has never been more important”

Dr. Montgomery brings expertise in research and mentorship and will be the first member of the Science Gallery International board to be appointed by a university in the United States

Dr. Beronda Montgomery has recently been appointed to the board of Science Gallery International, the non-profit organization created to provide the tools and resources needed to power and support the work of the Science Gallery Network. Dr. Montgomery, who currently

Stories of Survival: Mick Finnegan

Trinity student Mick Finnegan details his past of sexual abuse, homelessness and mental illness, and explains how he reclaimed his life

This article includes discussion of sexual assault and attempted suicide.

Many students have overcome significant challenges to reach their desired field of study in Trinity. But few have faced as many as Mick Finnegan (37), who this year started a

A wave of resignations hits the Young Greens

The youth wing of the party has suspended its operations for the rest of 2020, to reassess its position within the Green Party and the wider green movement

It’s been a tough time for everyone since February – including the Green Party. There was significant disagreement within the party about whether or not to enter government, and in recent times the party has lost many of its young

Sunday longread: Students in the eye of Europe’s storm

With rising Covid-19 case numbers, Europe now also faces another threat in the form of terrorism

Like Ireland, central Europe has been currently grappling with a second onslaught of Covid-19. Since mid-October, a plethora of European nations have re-imposed lockdowns, culminating in curfews, compulsory mask-wearing and dining limitations for citizens across the continent. The rapid escalation

Sunday longread: Staring down dictatorship in Belarus

A diaspora group is seeking to rally support on Irish campuses for pro-democracy protestors

Many of his own people call Alexander Lukashenko “the Cockroach”. Foreign media outlets frequently refer to him as “Europe’s last dictator”. He freely admits to having “an authoritarian style of rule” and until this year, he was the only person