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Gun control in the United States

Caoimhe Gordon speaks to two American students about gun control in their nation.


Another day, another shocking headline, another series of weeping families photographed to convey the sense of shock that has brought another town to a standstill in America. Another fiery statement from Trump, another erupting debate about the availability of guns,

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Blood is thicker than water

Cian MacLochlainn explains the process of blood donation and its history in Ireland.

About one in four people will require a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. Over a 1,000 Irish people receive blood transfusions every week and approximately 70,000 patients will have blood transfusions by this year’s end. Constant campaigns

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The success and scandal of Uber

Caoimhe Gordon investigates the power of Uber in today’s society after the loss of their licence in London last month

“Patience is a virtue.” The age-old mantra loses its relevance in this era – an era christened that of the “Instant Gratification Economy”. In these modern and technological times, almost anything can be assessed, perused and ordered through a single

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“But I’m not here for love”

Ciaran Sunderland speaks with a former sugar baby attending Trinity and discovers the complicated working relationships involved.

“Sugaring” is an interesting neologism. Conjuring images of confectionary and added frosting, the sticky term has a secondary implication of persuasion or seduction. Amateur linguistics aside, the term is becoming increasingly common, appearing in several recent stories about the rise

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A terrible state o’ chassis

An investigation into the rise of substandard student accommodation.

With Dublin’s traditional commuter towns of Ashbourne and Greystones recently being declared “pressure zones” due to an increase in rents across the board, student accommodation is increasingly difficult to find for students on a tight budget. The most affected are

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The Dark Web

What happens on side of the internet hidden from immediate view? Hugh McInerney investigates.

Researchers believe that only 4% of the information on the internet is represented on Google’s index of roughly 35 trillion webpages. This means that there are over 700 trillion webpages that are inaccessible through the world’s most popular search engine. …

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Conflicting interests on the road to sanctuary

When will Trinity College become a University of Sanctuary, improving the accessibility of third-level education for refugees?

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

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The law of the land

Comhall Fanning investigates the influence of religion on the morality behind law across the globe.

The functions of the law are to keep peace, shape moral standards, promote social justice, resolve disputes and protect the liberties and rights of a country’s citizens. But how do we decide the moral values that underpin these rules? Religion …

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