Not my problem: the tale of Trinity admin

As the situation stands at the moment, I am neither a second or third year undergraduate student. Actually, that’s untrue; I am a second year student by default who was accidently, if conveniently, registered to the third year modules I initially intended on taking. “Classic Trinity” was the first thought that crossed my mind when […]

Predators like Weinstein operate because we permit them to

The slew of actresses who have come forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault from a single perpetrator, Harvey Weinstein, have brought to light the seedy world of Hollywood we all suspected to exist.   Hollywood turns against him only now, after years of rumours and allegations. He was expelled from the Academy of […]

It’s time to let societies into student politics

So far, almost every angle of the Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES) name-change debate has been explored. However, the events of recent months are simply threads in the knot of a greater issue: the involvement of student societies in “political” issues.   DUGES was last year cautioned by the Central Societies Committee (CSC) when […]

Harvey and Irma are symptoms of our ever-worsening climate

Hurricane Irma recently hit Florida, rewriting history books as the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record, with winds reaching velocities as high as 298km/h. But with hurricanes, it isn’t only wind that we should be worrying about – it’s water.   Since the 1960s, 88% of deaths in the United States during tropical storms and […]

Pushing the public services card on you and me

Something is about to happen in government administration that will alter how we access public services and where we stand in relation to our government. That is the state’s decision to make the Public Services Card (PSC) instrumental to the life of the average Irish person.   The card is designed to allow Irish citizens […]

I want to make the most of my time at Trinity

After successfully surviving one year of college, and spending four long summer months considering how I am going to approach this year differently, there is so much that I aspire to be in the next year.   Studying law and a language presented huge challenges for me, both academically and socially, in my first year. […]

In praise of cycling

Cycling in Dublin is an experience in itself. It is an eco-friendly, healthy and efficient mode of transport in a city with an ever-growing population – yet it still remains a difficult and hazardous task to successfully navigate the city by bike. Every day, cyclists face the challenges of a city that runs on engines, […]

George Hook and his comments have no place on the airwaves

At time of writing, George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk with immediate effect, following the furore surrounding his now infamous comments on rape earlier this month. Most will now be familiar with what he said. The substance of Hook’s intervention was essentially to say that, while rape is an awful crime, surely some blame […]

Pro-life to pro-choice: confessions from a convert

I was working as a research assistant in College the summer after my first year. I saw the Rally for Life posters every day on my route to and from work but hadn’t seriously considered attending until the day of the rally. It was a Saturday and, since I had nothing else to do, I […]

How dare they take our Pav grass

“Though nothing can bring back the hour/ Of splendour in the grass,/ of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find/ Strength in what remains behind”   I’m a man of simple pleasures. Sunshine, somewhere to lie down, a team of men in white playing cricket within 100 metres of me and being […]

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