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George Hook and his comments have no place on the airwaves

Rather than with Hook and his ilk, our sympathies lie with those he has offended.

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

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

On July 4, 2015 I attended the Rally for Life in Dublin. This September 30 I will be attending my first March for Choice.

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

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Northern Ireland should reject the Irish Language Act

Efforts should instead focus on depoliticising the language, and encouraging cross-community promotion

Four months after the Assembly election in March, Northern Ireland still has no devolved government. A long-running dispute behind the political deadlock concerns the introduction of an Irish Language Act. While Irish has official status as a national

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What Irish unification means for students

Cormac Begley argues that Trinity students should vote to mandate TCDSU to support Irish unification in this week’s preferendum

 


At first the debate over unification may seem too abstract to be of any real concern to students. This is far from the case. Irish unification relates to a number of student issues including fees, student debt and Erasmus. As

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Head2Head: Should Trinity introduce Christmas exams?

Fiachra MacCanna and Niall Maher argue the cases for and against the introduction of Christmas exams

Fiachra MacCanna – Yes

“When we split the year in half, we are examined on what has just been covered in the last semester, and, thus,study rotas are easier to manage, and stress is somewhat relieved”

When exams seem so

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Be wary of a culture where only one voice is heard

Calling for freedom of speech through the eyes and experiences of a pro-life student in Trinity

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I am woman. I am feminist. I am pro-life. To many my identities are contradictory but I have come to hold my pro-life views following much careful contemplation. I have looked to both sides of the debate, and this is

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The fashion industry makes us puppets of consumerism

We’re bombarded by marketing in almost every form of media, pushed to engage in faster and faster fashion.

I arrive at front gate in the morning. The route I take to the Hamilton depends on how I look that day. If it’s a good day I’ll barrel down past the Arts Building and the Berkeley. If I’m feeling

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Whose recovery is it, anyway?

Conor Scully argues that the pro-business, pro-growth attitude pushed by Fine Gael leaves out students and workers and furthers inequality.

COMMENTLast week, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar gave an interview to the Irish Independent, which makes for unsettling reading. In it, he speaks of how increasing the resources allocated to hospitals would actually lead to a worse service overall, as …

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