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 ‘..one 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 […]

The fight for disability rights in Ireland

  “Despite having signed the convention in 2007, ratification of the CRPD has been subject to numerous delays”   The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century. The purpose of the Convention is outlined in Article 1 of the CRPD: “The purpose of […]

A Winter’s Tale at Stormont

The “Ash for Cash” debacle currently playing out in Northern Ireland has all the hallmarks of a Shakespearian play; from drama to tragedy, comedy and of course, sex. The stage is Northern Ireland and the taxpayer is the ultimate victim. As in Hamlet, “it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then […]

A sign of the times: Sign Language Society

  “Involvement in a society like Sign Soc reminds you that while interacting with someone, it’s incredibly important to focus on them and give them your full attention“   Last week I paid a visit to the hidden alcove of room six above the Atrium to get the scoop on one of Trinity’s smaller and […]

The soaring costs of college textbooks

  “Data from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, shows that the price of college textbooks has risen over 1500% since 1970, more than three times the rate of inflation”   One of the first things students learn when they get to college, is that it’s not going to be as free […]

Former student activists look back on Garda brutality and USI neglect in wake of 2010 march

On the 3rd November 2010, up to 40,000 students marched in Dublin against the proposed increase in fees and cuts in state expenditure on third level education. By the 9th November, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman had received 28 complaints of police brutality. Media reports of the protest varied in detailing the event, with some accounts […]

Contact

House 6,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2,
Ireland

Phone: 01-8962335
Email: editor@trinitynews.ie

Editors





Sarah Meehan
news@trinitynews.ie
Sam Cox
features@trinitynews.ie
Rory O'Sullivan
comment@trinitynews.ie
Jessie Dolliver
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Joel Coussins
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

Joe McCallion
Tobi Irein
Niall Maher