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 […]

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 […]

The uneasy relationship between Trump’s Muslim Ban and his business empire

Seven countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – were singled out by Donald Trump’s Executive Order 1379. The order forbids entry into the United States by residents of those countries, with the exception of Green Card holders. The number of refugees allowed into the US has been limited to 50,000, with […]

Head2Head: Should Enda Kenny visit Donald Trump?

As of February the 9th, over 38,000 people had signed a petition entitled “Shamrock for Trump: Not in my name”, calling for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to boycott his meeting with Donald Trump in the White House during the annual St Patrick’s Day visit. Stating that this historic meeting is an important means of maintaining historically […]

Numbers of Irish students opting for the HPV Vaccine drops considerably

  “The three of the most Googled searches for the vaccine in Ireland all involve phrases such as ‘controversy’, ‘side effect’ and ‘is it safe?’”    A Trinity professor has criticised the lasting impact that fearmongering online has had on the Irish public after recent revelations that the number of female students opting to receive […]

Political Satire in the Trump Era

On Monday, the Hist and Pol Soc came together to host a panel of both student and guest speakers for an insightful discussion on political satire in the Trump Era. The panel was notable not only for an analysis on the ineffectiveness of satire throughout the American Presidential Election, but also for the provocative humour […]

European universities fear US executive order may have damaging impact on international flow of knowledge

The European University Association (EUA) has expressed concern at US President Donald Trump’s executive order passed last Friday. The order, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” has barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya – from entering the United States for […]

The Rise of le Front National

  The Candidates ‘..one can only imagine the upheaval that would be caused if France left the European Union, which Le Pen has compared to a “system of the oppression of peoples”’   In light of Brexit and the recent election of Donald Trump, many people fear that a right-wing populism is sweeping across the […]

We need a class narrative to defeat the alt-right

  “Any hopes for reversing the advance of the alt-right lie to the left”   It is, at the time of writing, the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th President of the United States. Hundreds of protests have been planned in towns and cities across North America. The fact that there is such widespread […]

“If aggressor states see that we do not fight for our values, they will fill the vacuum”

On Monday, Sofia began their term with a visit from Mr. Žygimantas Pavilionis, the former Lithuanian Ambassador to the US and a present member of the Lithuanian Parliament. Mr. Pavilionis gave an engaging talk on “Europe Ahead: NATO, the EU and Russia”.   Mr. Pavilionis began his talk with his own memory of watching Lithuania […]

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