Leadership Race: How does Trinity vote?

    A poll conducted by Trinity News has predicted the winners in each of the upcoming TCDSU Leadership Race elections. The poll of 1,010 students, carried out from Wednesday, February 17, to Friday, February 19, predicts that Kevin Keane and Laura Grady will win the President and Welfare races respectively, and that all uncontested […]

The gender gap in college courses

  The Higher Education Authority (HEA) publishes a wealth of data about enrolment in the institutions it funds each year, including seven universities, fifteen institutes of technology and four part-funded colleges. Between them they represent the overwhelming majority of third level education in Ireland, and therefore the statistics are a valuable insight into the demographic […]

Who voted for Trump?

When you conduct a campaign relying on language that encourages otherisation, derision and open hatred of other groups you will find that a few speeches about ‘coming together’ will do little to heal the deep divisions.   I sat up on election night with The Hist to watch as the election results poured in. It […]

Who will be the next American president?

  “Between Trump and Clinton, Clinton has consistently held a narrow lead, although in the most recent polls it has widened to an 11 point lead on average.”   After a year of bruising primary contests and dramatic revelations about the candidates running for office, the final stage of the American presidential election is drawing […]

First you get the money…

  “If Donald Trump had invested his $500 million in the S&P 500 in 1982, he would have been worth around double what he is claiming he is today.”   The 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, was a co-founder of Bain Capital, a spin off investment fund from consultancy giant Bain & Company. Throughout […]

How to fix the American Presidential Debates

  “Viewership of the debates has waned since the first debates were televised in the 1960s. Even when we allow for the increase in viewing choice today compared to 50 years ago, a steady trend of increasing public apathy is clear.”   The Presidential debates are failing to inspire or inform, resulting in dropping viewership […]

Politics and the art of lying

Most of us tell lies everyday: saying you’ve left the house when you’re still getting ready, telling yourself you’ll never drink again after a particularly wild night out, or even just saying you’ve read and agree to the terms and conditions. Sometimes we might tell some slightly bigger ones, such as calling in sick for […]

Examining Trinity’s fall in the QS World Rankings

For the past three years, Trinity has been on the decline, at least according to the QS World University Rankings, in which Trinity has fallen from 78th to 98th place this year. In the THE World University Rankings, Trinity is in an even worse position, coming in at 160th last year. These slumps have prompted […]

The real cost of hosting the Olympics

 The Olympics is one of the largest events in the world, and with the most recent games in Rio having 308 events in 28 sports and over 11,000 competitors, hosting it is sure to be quite expensive. However, a new study, led by Bent Flyvbjerg of the University of Oxford’s SAΪD Business School, suggests that […]

Trinity News poll predicts that Kieran McNulty will be next president of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union

Winning candidates are also predicted in welfare and eduction races while the entertainment and communications & marketing races have much tighter margins

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