Comment

Student fees and the curse of disillusionment

Has Ireland’s political climate impacted youthful idealism?

The possible increase of student fees and imposition of a loan scheme has become a more publicly contested debate in recent months. In Trinity, the Students Against Fees group was formed to challenge this. It’s a debate whose outcome will

Features

The language of recovery

Eóin Ó Murchú examines the problems with framing the national economy in the medical terminology of recovery.

FEATURES

In moments of disaster and crash, people seek stability. The language of the ruling class, however, often creates a facade of stability, and masks a continuing crisis. In recent months it has been hard to ignore the talk about the …

Features

The government response to the housing crisis

William Foley dissects the most recent statistics to examine the current government’s record and proposals for tackling the housing crisis.

FEATURES

There are now 730 families living in emergency accommodation in Ireland. Focus Ireland estimates that that figure will approach 1000 by next year as the rate at which families are being made homeless increases drastically. 83 lost their homes in

Comment

TTIP of the Iceberg?

Feidhlim McGowan talks through the secrecy and doubt surrounding the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

COMMENT

“Drugs are bad, m’kay?” One of the many memorable catchphrases in the comedy South Park, made by the teacher Mr. Mackey. Blunt statements like this are a convenient way to shut down discussion on a topic before pesky counterpoints are …

Editorial

Editorial: Student services being cut by board without student representation

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Elaine McCahill and Tommy Gavin address the massive cuts to student services announced recently.

Elaine McCahill

Editor

The news in recent weeks that student services, through the form of the Capitated bodies, are due to be cut again is …

News

Irish youth organise against government targeting

Tommy Gavin
Deputy Editor

Approximately 170 young people were in attendance for the Young People’s Assembly in Liberty Hall last Saturday. The assembly was the first event of its kind, as a broad assembly of Irish youth in response to …

News

Nobel-winning economist: Austerity will never work

CATHERINE HEALY

News Editor

Ireland could take more than a decade to recover if the Irish government continues imposing austerity policies, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz warned today.

Speaking to students as a guest of the University Philosophical …

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