Homeless in the capital

Life on the streets of Dublin can be both emotionally and physically trying. Two weeks ago, the Trinity volunteers of Vincent De Paul broke up an impromptu fight between two homeless people in Temple Bar. As they sat with the man who had been attacked, the group could do little to comfort him. His wife […]

The interns fighting for fair pay in the UN

  74% of UN interns come from countries with a high-income status, and 78% would not have made it had it not been for their family’s support.   In August 2015, the international media fell victim to a stunt staged by an intern at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Geneva. David Hyde, from New […]

A Revival of student activism: Fueling divestment with Fossil Free TCD

“Trinity had investments worth approximately €6.1m in companies such as Shell Global, ExxonMobil, BP and TransCanada Corporation.”   6.1 million euro is a lot of money – it’s a national lottery prize, a small island in the Philippines, or 62,500 years’ worth of Spotify premium. It is also the approximate amount of money that College […]

An interview with the new Vice-Provost

“We shouldn’t be shy in saying that we are interested in excellence. That excellence is academic excellence. So in some ways, it doesn’t matter who you are or who your parents are. It’s if you value that academic excellence then we’re here for you.”     Life in Ireland   The Vice-Provost offices in Front […]

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 […]

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