The nitty-gritty of the Northern Irish elections

After months of controversy, the whirlwind political scandal “cash for ash” caused the collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly. After ten years of power-sharing between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin, it was a botched energy scheme that caused a decade-long reign to go up in smoke. An election takes place today, March […]

Fossil fuel divestment and the re-birth of activism

  Fossil Free in Ireland   “Fossil Free is, in fact, an international activist group that is promoting worldwide divestment from fossil fuels.”   As liberals anxiously watch the world they so carefully constructed fall into the hands of those who wield the weapon of post-truth politics, a stark reality and a forever-changed political landscape […]

A glimpse at books of old

An Introduction to Early Printed Books   Getting to the Early Printed Books reading room can be a disorientating experience. In the foyer of the Berkeley it is easy for one’s eyes to skip over the sign while trotting into Iveagh Hall. So it was with a sense of anticipation and trepidation that I pushed […]

Life on the Campaign Team

  For many students, the days before the Student Union (SU) Elections all merge together into a flurry of delayed starts to lectures due to cheerful speeches, invitations to like Facebook pages of people donning brightly coloured t-shirts and the casual avoidance of those brandishing leaflets in various college buildings.   However, for a select […]

A left-handed Letter

The Arts students of Trinity have a case of discrimination on their hands. In an age of equal opportunities, many remain disadvantaged by the structure of lecture theatres and teaching rooms. A minority sadly underrepresented by the College are those born with the strange condition of left-handedness. Leaving the graphite smudges of school behind, I […]

Getting the best fresh start with Welfare First: Laura Grady, Welfare Candidate

Laura Grady is proud of many things. Her native Sligo, particularly since moving to Dublin for college; getting picked at 12 to play GAA in Croke Park and of course, Westlife. Grady’s participation in numerous campaigns like Body and Soul Week and her role as Volunteer Coordinator on the TCDSU’s Welfare Committee is another thing […]

Making College more Accessible: Damien McClean, Welfare Candidate

  Damien McClean is a Senior Sophister Mathematician from Louth. He is currently the Citizenship Officer in the Students’ Union and a Student Ambassador in the Global Room.   While recalling his first year at Trinity, McClean says “I did not feel comfortable until I got to Trinity”. He found the university to be open […]

Putting a focus back on Mental Health: Meabh Cullen, Welfare Candidate

  Meabh Cullen is a third year Environmental Science student who is heavily involved with the Disability Service within Trinity. She serves as both an ambassador for the Disability Service, and as a Part-Time officer for Students with Disabilities in the Students’ Union. As well as finding the work hugely rewarding, Cullen mentions “Active Listening”, […]

Boosting the “community feel” in College: Rachel Skelly, Welfare Candidate

  Rachel Skelly is a Junior Sophister Single Honours Geographer from Clontarf, Dublin. Last April, she was elected the Students’ Union’s Gender Equality Officer. Along with society tasks and work on gender issues, Skelly has also participated in a number of art projects round college such as face-painting, drawing on her experience as a children’s […]

“Being stressed with college and assignments are struggles everyone goes through in college”: Emma Purser Welfare Candidate

Emma Purser is a Senior Sophister World Religions and Theology student from Stradbally, Co. Laois. She is an S2S peer supporter, a current member of the SU Lobby Group and Liaison Officer for QSoc. She has been an SU Class Rep since 2014 and has previously been public relations officer (PRO) of the SU Welfare […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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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