It’s time for Trinity students to act on BDS

On Tuesday November 21 2017 a motion was passed at SU council to boycott Aramark on campus. Aramark run a catering service called Westland Eats, which operate food outlets in the Hamilton. Aramark are also involved in running catering and cleaning services in Direct Provision centres, which are below any acceptable standard of living.   […]

Trinity students join direct provision demonstration

Trinity students joined the End Direct Provision demonstration today, meeting in Front Square, and marching to the Garden of Remembrance to join a crowd of over 250 people.   A large number of groups including Unite against Racism (UAR), Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) and the Irish refugee council (IRC) organised the march. […]

Trinity students to launch boycott campaign against Westland Eats caterer

Asylum Archive A group of Trinity students are starting a campaign to boycott the Aramark company,which is the College-appointed food caterer for Westland Eats in the Hamilton building, due to its connection to direct provision centres.   The campaign is using the slogan “Aramark off our campus” and will officially launch on November 15 in […]

Conflicting interests on the road to sanctuary

The state exams have come to an end. Teenagers wander as they await results day, the day that will decide how they spend the next three or four years. Regardless of the outcome, for most of them it is one of the most exciting times of their lives. The final step into supposed adulthood. Many […]

We should become the nation of a hundred thousand welcomes

  The eve of St. Patrick’s Day saw Social Democrats Counsellor Gary Gannon launch the second issue of the international magazine, Trinity Frontier. In opening his address, Gannon joked about the great task ahead of him: a local politician, whose daily activities revolve around housing and potholes, asked to discuss the global issues facing us […]

Panel Discussion on Political Activism

On Monday evening, the College Historical Society, in association with the newly founded TCDSU Lobby Group, hosted a panel discussion on Political activism. The event was a part  The Burke Sessions a series of panel discussions run by a subcommittee of the Hist.   Annabel O’Rourke gave an intro to the event and highlighted the […]

What is Direct Provision and why must it end?

This Thursday, March 9, saw a discussion entitled “Direct Provision- Why It Must End” being held in a spacious seminar room in Áras an Phiarsaigh. The event was a collaborative one between Trinity People Before Profit and TCDSU. The sole speaker of the afternoon was Memet Uludag, a founding member of United Against Racism, a […]

If we are concerned about our society’s future, now is the time to act

“We cannot polish DP – we have to end it.” -Lassane Ouedraogo, Africa House. By now, those of us outside the Irish immigration system are slowly beginning to become aware of its shortcomings. TN has talked to the Irish Refugee Council on what has been accomplished and what remain as barriers for those under Direct […]

Another Brick in the Wall

The McMahon report of 2015, commissioned by the last government, made several recommendations for improvements that could be made to the protection process and the system of Direct Provision. While the core issue for the working group was the length of time applicants spent in the protection process, access to education was an issue that […]

Our next great shame?

     Over 3,000 students will walk through Front Square during Fresher’s Week and feel the mix of excitement and anxiety that college life brings for the first time. Friends will be made and library fines will add up, but there is one girl who should be getting ready for third year that the state […]

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