The Rise of the Pirate Party

  The Pirate Party of Sweden built itself on a platform of issues concerning copyright, government and corporate transparency, and the protection of online privacy, long before they would become politically salient in the decade following.   When the Pirate Party was formed by Swedish software developer Rick Falvinge, it faced a world that was […]

Magnified societies: Trinity Orchestra

“This is a society that seeks to meet both the needs of its musical members and the college itself with their events throughout the year ranging from two classical concerts in the exam hall, to the hip and hop music festivals of Forbidden Fruit, Metropolis and Electric Picnic.”   Even if you are not a […]

Trinity and Identity: Sexuality

  Sexuality is possibly one of the most complex aspects of the human race. It underpins a large part of how we interact with our peers and can significantly contribute to a person’s well-being; from personality traits to lifestyle choices.   At third level education, our individual awareness of sexuality is heightened as we reach […]

Too many broken cameras

Background Iyad Burnat is a Palestinian campaigner for non-violent resistance against the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Israeli Defence Forces and the settlement and annexation of the territories’ lands by Israel. In 2012, his brother Emad Burnat made the documentary ‘5 Broken Cameras’ in collaboration with Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi. The documentary follows […]

March for Education: observations from afar

This week, Dublin city came to a standstill as thousands of determined students made their intentions as clear as that Wednesday morning and marched for Free Education. They tossed aside their timetables, they decorated posters with gusto and witty captions. Their voices echoed in the autumnal sunshine and their rhythm of their marching feet, alongside […]

Another Brick in the Wall

The McMahon report of 2015, commissioned by the last government, made several recommendations for improvements that could be made to the protection process and the system of Direct Provision. While the core issue for the working group was the length of time applicants spent in the protection process, access to education was an issue that […]

Radio Heads: The story of Trinity FM

In a relatively small space on the top floor of House 6, there lives a vibrant organism called Trinity FM (TFM). Apart from the microphones and sound panel in the centre of the room, there is surprisingly little equipment in the TFM studio. In a closet you’ll find the mixer system that streams TFM over […]

A revival of student activism

On the 3 November 2010, almost 40,000 students marched from Parnell Square to the Government Buildings on Merrion Street in what The Irish Times described as “the largest student protest for a generation”. It was organised  by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in reaction to a proposed increase in student contribution levies and […]

Braving busking in the city centre

Love them or hate them, buskers are, and always have been, a vital presence on the streets of Dublin. From the old man who looks like a fisherman playing the violin to the guy with the weirdly soft voice who only seems to sing Passenger’s “Let Her Go”, they all blend into the background of […]

Life in the bus lane

The mechanical snap-shut of the door, followed by a loud banging on the glass as a soaked passenger begs to be let in. The impassive bus driver sits in his impenetrable Plexiglas cab and journeys on. One or two onlookers take to their smartphones to let the world know of the gross injustice that has […]

Editors





Niamh Lynch
news@trinitynews.ie
Kelly McGlynn
features@trinitynews.ie
Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

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