Not the reluctant winners but the “gratefully oppressed”

“Denmark.” When it was announced that the Danes would be our opponents in the World Cup play-offs, most of us had already booked our tickets to Russia. This was a team in a similar situation to us: similar population size, a few, but not many, well-known players, and a team that haven’t played at the […]

Fighting the rising tides

  Cork city has experienced regular and violent flooding for many years. The southern city is built on gravel and sand, and works like a big sponge. It sits on islands and marsh, right where the river Lee meets the ocean. During storm surges, heavy rainfall, and high tides, the groundwater beneath the city rises […]

What next for the Ireland team?

  “To stick the boot in and kick players and staff when they are down is bang out of order”. These were the words of a distraught James McClean in the wake of last night’s disastrous 1-5 defeat to Denmark in the Aviva Stadium. He’s probably right.   If there’s one thing we always say […]

Trinity students to launch boycott campaign against Westland Eats caterer

Asylum Archive A group of Trinity students are starting a campaign to boycott the Aramark company,which is the College-appointed food caterer for Westland Eats in the Hamilton building, due to its connection to direct provision centres.   The campaign is using the slogan “Aramark off our campus” and will officially launch on November 15 in […]

Drag culture in Ireland

Drag finds itself in new bloom as wider recognition of the art form, partly due to the popularity of hit shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, has brought it to the forefront of pop culture. The very practice of drag creates a fertile space not only for exhilarating performances but for the exploration of the making […]

South Africa vs. Ireland: Comparing student life

South Africa. You’ve heard about it on the news. You watched that movie with Morgan Freeman in it. Your aunt possibly even told you about her trip around some vineyards over there. But what is it like to study in this country at the opposite end of the world? Having lived there for several years, […]

Drop in SUSI grant applications

College grant applications have seen a drop in compared to recent years, a total of 87,738 claims were made for support for fees and living expenses, which was 0.3% less than last year’s figure.   An increase in Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) applications was to be expected. When the Minister for Education and Skills, […]

The ultimate Irish road trip

It happens to the best of us: you spend those long months of exam revision thinking about how you’re going to spend your summer. You and your friends decide that you’ll visit all the places that you’ve always wanted to go. Yet when the summer does come, the days start to slip away, it’s September […]

Trinity rises 10 places in the QS world rankings

Trinity has risen 10 places to 88th in the 2018 QS world university ranking. This is a reversal of recent trends, which has seen the college fall consistently in the rankings over the past three years. Trinity scored an overall 74.30 out of a possible 100 points.   In this year’s rankings, Trinity continues to […]

Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, and Cyprus to be hit hardest by Brexit

  The media storm that has engulfed Brexit reached its pinnacle when Theresa May’s letter which triggered Article 50 was finally delivered to the European Council President, Donald Tusk. After months of delays and upsets, any remaining hope that Brexit may not become a reality has been firmly extinguished by the delivery of said letter, […]

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