The truth about Greyhound Racing in Ireland

Tales of corruption and abuse come to light

On Thursday 14 July 2022, Dáil debates turned to the topic of greyhound racing. People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy raised questions surrounding the ethics and financial side of racing, asking his colleagues: “Why should we continue to give tens

Traditional Irish Festivals: Celebration of Culture or Pursuit of Profit?

With this year’s Puck Fair making headlines due to its mistreatment of the Puck King, Trinity News investigates whether tradition or revenue is the goal of the festival

The Puck Fair, an annual festival held in Killorglin, Kerry garnered close attention this year due to the treatment of the festival’s quintessential feature: the goat. Over three days every August, amongst many other festivities, a goat is crowned King

Is Depop becoming gentrified?

Trinity News investigates the growing ethical concerns surrounding the sourcing and sale of second hand goods online

Depop first came onto the fashion scene when it launched in 2011, as a peer-to-peer clothing selling app, rivalling the likes of eBay, Vinted and Poshmark. The app has revolutionised second-hand shopping, promoting sustainable shopping and breaking the stigma which …

Six years in student politics: a conversation with Leah Keogh

The two-time sabbatical officer and outgoing president of TCDSU reflects on her time in the union and the national student movement

After two years as a sabbatical officer in the students’ union, the outgoing president of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) might reasonably be excused for spending their last ten days in office winding down in preparation for handing over …

The Storming of Connolly House

A group of activists took over 12-14 Eden Quay on the first of May in protest against direct provision and the housing crisis

On Wednesday May 18, in front of 12-14 Eden Quay, also known as Connolly House, amongst republican songs and fiery speeches, an official statement was read out by representatives of the Revolutionary Workers Union Council (RWUC). They announced their intention

Globetrotting during a global crisis

The difficulties of trying to travel during the worst of the pandemic

On March 12 2020, Chicago native and Trinity News journalist Shannon McGreevy was in Trinity Hall when Leo Varadkar announced the closure of schools and universities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. By March 16, international students, or approximately one in …

The logistics of getting aid to Ukraine

A Polish charity has established humanitarian links between Dublin and Kyiv

The Russian attack on Ukraine has seemed to unite Europe, with each nation providing empathy and activism for the crisis of justice.  But what about direct action?  While the flurry of tweets and TikToks providing information on and condemning the …

The past, present and future of TCDSU

The 2021/22 sabbatical team reflects on their term in office

Emerging from the wake of Covid-19, this year’s Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) undoubtedly faced additional challenges and responsibilities in representing Trinity College’s student body. As the year draws to a close, Trinity News considers the TCDSU Sabbatical team’s …

The unique challenges of LGBTQ+ mental health care

Author of The Queer Mental Health Workbook discusses his research

This article contains discussion of self-harm.

Research has consistently shown that members of the LGBTQ+ community face significant disparities in physical and mental health outcomes when compared to their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, linked to societal stigma and discrimination. Speaking …

Are single-gender schools the way of the past?

While Labour prepare a new Bill banning single-gender schools, others speak out in favour of separate education

Rathdown School, an all girls private school located in Glenageary, has recently announced their plans to move to a co-educational model, allowing both boys and girls to enrol. The boarding school, which caters for students aged three to eighteen years …