Study Abroad- what it’s really like to do an exchange far, far from Trinity

Every year, the opportunity presents itself for students to take a leap of faith, leave the cobbled paths of Front Square behind for a semester or two in order to fulfil their academic destiny of studying in a college far, far away. While some opt for the countries of Europe to fine-tune their language skills […]

Education as a form of resistance: Interview with Malaka Mohammed

Stable electricity, clean water, reliable wifi connection, a roof over your head. These are things that are taken for granted in the West, but that shocked Malaka Mohammed as she settled in England after leaving her home of Shijaia, Eastern Gaza, in 2013. “When you get outside of Gaza you start to see things that […]

Delving into Trinity’s Societal Past

  “Considering this source in isolation, it is easy to imagine societies having an even more influential role on the student experience than they do today – acting as powerful driving forces of innovation and progress that integrated the student body into one radical movement”   When it comes to the role of societies in […]

Analysing Ireland’s high third level dropout rates

Introduction   “Approximately 1 in 6 students who start a college course are likely to leave the course before the end of first year”     The number of students studying at Irish third level institutions has risen dramatically in the past 50 years. As can be seen from the graphs next to the article, […]

Recent Advances in Climate Change

The clock is ticking on how fast we can tackle climate change. The issue has become a stark reality. In a year overshadowed by politics, climate change is something that can simply no longer be ignored. As  Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change, said: “Climate change is a fundamental problem that we must […]

A Divorce From Tradition: 20 years on

On 24 November 1995 Ireland voted to overturn a longstanding constitutional ban on divorce. The referendum passed with a slim margin of just 0.3%. A previous referendum in 1986 had failed to pass when the Irish electorate rejected lifting a ban on divorce by a margin of 25%.   In the 1980s, Former Fine Gael […]

Tory Island: a king of the north

  If you asked a Tory Islander how far from the coast their home was, you would be met with an indignant glare, and be told it is in fact Ireland that lies fifteen kilometres from their island. Such is the mentality of those who inhabit Tory Island. With few residents, fewer jobs and a […]

The Rise of le Front National

  The Candidates ‘ can only imagine the upheaval that would be caused if France left the European Union, which Le Pen has compared to a “system of the oppression of peoples”’   In light of Brexit and the recent election of Donald Trump, many people fear that a right-wing populism is sweeping across the […]

26 years of Trinity Club

Every Wednesday, just before 6pm, a gathering occurs in one of Trinity’s most famed locations, Front Arch. This becoming locale is the meeting place of the aptly named Trinity Club which holds its weekly dalliances every week of term from 6pm to 8pm. This club however is not merely a random congregation of students, it […]

New year, new me – or not

  Every year a sizable proportion of the population use the 1st of January as the starting point to make a new habit or end an old one. Recent research from the University of Scranton analyses just how popular New Year’s resolutions are and if they are effective. All of the statistics used are based […]


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