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Why has Ireland’s “yellow vest” movement failed to take off?

Through political, cultural, and social differences, the translation of France’s activist revolution can’t seem to empassion any support in Ireland

It’s a scary time to be an exchange student in France. With rising political tensions, there are weekly unavoidable protests right on our doorstep. Many Trinity students studying in France have come face-to-face with the gilets jaunes or yellow vests,

Life, News

Letters to home: Far from bored in Bordeaux

Hannah Harman-Conlon provides Trinity News with an insight into her la vie en rose on Erasmus in France

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“There was, however, the sneaking feeling as I boarded the plane that I needed this. I needed this push out of my comfort zone, this lovely bubble I had created for myself.”

I must admit that at the end of

Features

Home and away

Mia Ní Challaráin, a Trinity Erasmus student in Nice, reflects on the differences she has observed between Irish and French ways of life.

FEATURES

I arrived in Nice with a suitcase five kilograms overweight, a love of croissants ready to be nurtured and brimming with enthusiasm for my year in France. However France was not what I expected it to be – my new

Comment

Controversial Burkini Ban highlights wider debate on Muslim women

Orlaith Darling explores the context behind the contentious measure

COMMENT

While the French secularisation policy of laïcité has been, of late, seen as an attack on Islam, it was, in fact, enshrined into French law in 1905 following a feud with the Catholic Church. In recent years this policy has …

Sport

Powerful France batter Ireland

Despite leading for most of the game, Ireland’s inability to convert territory into points and a host of injuries allowed France to edge past them with a much improved second half performance.

SPORT

An energetic France outfit outmuscled the Irish 10-9 at the Stade de France on Saturday afternoon in soggy conditions. The pregame hype suggested that it would be a close fought and physical encounter between the two sides, and this proved …