Politicians are making war with the media

In 2009 the Obama administration excluded Fox News from a round of interviews with an executive payroll manager due to its unfavourable reporting. They declared that they were a wing of the Republican Party, rather than a news organisation. Jake Tapper of ABC challenged them, and asked this at a morning press briefing:   It’s […]

Shane Collins re-elected GSU President

Shane Collins has been re-elected President of Trinity College Dublin Graduate’s Student Union (GSU).   The total valid poll was 525 with Collins receiving 326 votes, amounting to 62.09% of the total. The other candidate, Sibeal Conway, received 199 votes, amounting to 22.67% of the total.   Trinity News spoke to the presidential candidates before the […]

Inclusion, change and continuity at GSU election debate

After two days of campaigning, the only debate of the Trinity College Graduates Students’ Union (GSU) took place in the Jonathan Swift Theatre tonight, Tuesday April 25. With voting beginning on Wednesday, it was the final chance for the candidates to convince postgraduate students of their campaign.   There are two candidates for President, Sibeal Conway […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Bryan Mallon

  Bryan Mallon is a Senior Sophister Irish Studies student from Co. Meath. Mallon is the current chairperson of DU GAA and vice-chair of the Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Cumann. Mallon frames himself as the “only non-Students’ Union candidate”. Referencing the belief held by some that students are either “SU or anti-SU”, if elected Mallon […]

The Elephant in the Room

I’m sitting in a pub on a Tuesday night, 3609 miles away from the man himself and yet even here, in the basement of a small drinking establishment in a country many miles away, Donald Trump’s name comes up, almost inevitably. Naturally my ears perk. I’m an American. I was born in a sprawling suburb […]

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

Deputy-president of USI Annie Hoey announces USI presidential bid

Speaking to Trinity News, she outlined higher education funding as the number one priority should she be elected.

Weekly Round Up/Lads, Cans, Mots

After week one of full blown campaigning, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire looks at the main issues, stories and controversies that have arisen on the trail.

Students flock to garda stations to ensure their place on register of electors

President of the USI, Kevin Donoghue, strongly supported the show of strength from students

88% of Smartvote users support abortion rights

The Smartvote app is a new election tool launched by USI earlier this month

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