Trinity Professor Patrick Geoghegan hired as Taoiseach’s speechwriter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hired Professor Patrick Geoghegan, a Historian at Trinity College, to assist him in speechwriting, research and other issues. Prof. Geoghegan is on sabbatical in Trinity College and will be given a leave of absence to join Mr Varadkar’s staff.   Speaking to Trinity News, Professor Geoghegan said: “The details of the […]

Societies announce guest speakers for upcoming year

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and singer-songwriter Kesha are among the guests due to visit some of Trinity’s biggest societies this year.   Dates have been confirmed for some of the guests, with others still to be confirmed.   Among Trinity College Law Society’s (Law Soc) confirmed guests are Dean Strang, the defence attorney for Steven […]

Hist bare all with opening debate of the year

Hist welcome popular Irish comedian Katherine Lynch for ‘Free the Nipple’ debate.

The Hist auditor who sparked an uprising

Theobald Wolfe Tone and the rebellion of 1798 have more than a few Trinity connections. With his 252nd birthday passing last Saturday, Liam Cowley explores the life of the enigmatic leader.

Female Hist members discuss sexism in debating: “It’s a boys’ club”

Earlier this week, demands were made by female committee members of the Hist which it was hoped would combat gender discrimination. Catherine Healy speaks to four of the five signatories to those demands.

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