Election Special: Canidate Profiles

For our presidential candidates’ profiles, click here. Education Jennifer Fox Jennifer Fox acknowledges that the role of Education Officer is “not full of glamorous policy”. She pledges to make the Students’ Union approachable, and improve student services by introducing a College Virtual Learning Environment.  “I don’t think we have the top services in Ireland” she […]

Election special: Presidential aspirations

Declan Harmon If elected, Declan Harmon aims to prioritise accountability in the Students’ Union, and the graduate prospects of its members. He promises to cut the “wasteful spending of the Union”, and “focus its efforts on really fulfilling its role of standing up for the concerns of students and serving their needs”. “Our Union is […]

Election special: Twelve candidates, twelve days

It begins again: the promises, the campaigning, the stunts, the hustings, the polling, the count. Each year, a new selection of our fellow students step forward to represent each and every one of us in all negotiations with the college authorities. This year, as every year, the challenge is to select the best of what […]

Taking liberties

Thomas Raftery traces the historic aggregation of civil liberties in the USA, showing the scant regard for the principles on which their country was founded I imagine that it was with some trepidation that 40 English Barons accosted King John, bundled him into a rowing boat and took him out to Runnymede Island with the […]

Salinger is dead, but his spirit lives on

J.D. Salinger is dead, the author who wrote what was once widely regarded as the seminal “coming of age” novel. Novels such as these are usually best appreciated when the reader is on the cusp of adulthood. They are unique in that, when read at the right age, they establish an emotional resonance in the […]

Justice may be blind, but the people in the courtroom certainly are not

The new, technologically advanced Criminal Courts pose a threat to the right to personal privacy, according to Sarah Fulham-McQuillan. She examines the murder trial of Eamonn Lillis for evidence of this problem. Throughout history there has always been a huge interest in the intimate details of murders. Perhaps this comes from an appreciation for inoffensive […]

That joke isn’t funny anymore: why it’s time to stop listening to the irony excuse

Irony has been an unfortunate centerpiece of popular culture for too long. Charlie Baker hopes this tiresome reverence doesn’t carry on. My compulsive addiction to lists and listing really reached a high water mark in December, at the culmination of the incongruently named “Noughties”. Each major news publication competed to reach the most definitive summation […]

Could it be that the Large Hadron Collider is being clock-blocked?

Following a series of delays, some physicists have begun to ask if the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is being sabotaged by the future. Aoife Crowley investigates this strange hypothesis to see if God really does hate Higgs Bosen particles.  Picture the scene. In an unspecified but not too distant future, we are doomed. […]

Students’ mental health: problems, policy and politics

The sensitive issue of mental well-being amongst Trinity students — and amongst younger people in Ireland — has once again returned to the fore, after a summer that saw two tragic events in particular highlight the need for a raised awareness of mental health concerns. On August 20th, a funeral was held in Dalkey for […]

Gaelscoileanna, punts – our future of “No”

Dublin, 2035. 8.00am. Awoken by the built-in alarm in his iBuddy, a bleary-eyed and hungover Liam considers rolling over and sleeping until his preferred hour of midday, but remembers he can’t afford to miss any more of his 9 o’clock Europe tutorials. After the boom decade of the “twenties of plenty” the Dole pays out […]


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