Socialists threaten to sabotage Phil recruitment drive

James Prendergast Deputy News Editor – Contentious dispute reignites after Phil debates re-inviting BNP leader to Trinity – SWSS meeting criticises “white upper/middle class” and “radical right-wing” Phil members; society responds Trinity Socialist Worker Student Society (SWSS) is planning to discourage students from joining the University Philosophical Society (Phil) during Freshers’ Week. At a meeting last […]

Relay for Life event huge success

Dylan Brockmeyer recounts Trinity Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life, where teams relay for 24 hours to raise money for the charity.

News, In Brief

Our news reporters round up the smaller news stories happening this week from capitations cuts to university rankings.

President of the Phil recalls history of society women for International Women’s Week

Paper addressed structural difficulties in college societies for women

Merkel to students: Europe holds promise of “freedom, peace and prosperity”

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny addressed the Phil at the yearly inaugural last week.

Senior lecturer criticises “paternalistic” X-case legislation

Lia Flattery Staff Writer Professor Veronica O’Keane, a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and consultant psychiatrist at AMNCH Hospital (the Adelaide and Meath Hospital), has criticised the X-case legislation for its “paternalistic view” that doctors should choose whether or not a woman is allowed to have an abortion. In a talk organised by […]

Referendum on direct provision could be put to students this month

Referendum could result in first SU policy on asylum rights. Campaign signatures gathered on campus in hours.

Women hired to strip at Maynooth student night

NUIM Sabbatical Officer hired two women to strip at an event held in the Maynooth student bar last week.

Award season kicks off with announcement of Society of the Year nominations

The Central Societies Committee (CSC) has announced its final nominations for 11 prize categories ahead of tonight’s annual Society of the Year Awards.   1. Best Society Poster ‘Wong Kar Wai Season’ (Killian O’Dwyer) – Film Society ‘Barack Obama is a War Criminal’ (Naoise Dolan) – The Hist ‘Winter Speakeasy’ (Karen Champ) – Literary Society […]

David McWilliams at Trinity Economic Forum: ‘Ultimately, higher education will be privatised’

Deputy News Editor, James Prendergast reviews the 2014 Trinity Economic Forum and discusses academic privatisation with David McWilliams.


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