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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,

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TEP must be criticised, but not discarded

Despite the obvious issues with this year’s implementation of TEP, improvements must be considered too

The Trinity Education Project (TEP) is a highly aspirational ideal of education reform for the College – possibly even more radical than the semi-semesterisation model introduced in 2010. Its aim to reduce the amount of assessments for students in order

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Students are not at the centre of TEP

The Christmas assessments were cripplingly stressful

Trinity is renowned as Ireland’s most prestigious university. Boasting alumni such as Oscar Wilde, Edmund Burke, Bram Stoker, and other members of the Irish liberal literati, College often exists in the public imagination as something to be revered: a bastion

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A manifesto for migration activism

Ireland’s unjustifiable mistreatment of refugees and immigrants is the next frontier for social justice

Ireland has a xenophobia problem. I believe that there is something in the national conscience that makes us think we are above this truth, partially or entirely. Perhaps it is because we are a former colony that experienced oppression at

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Calling Uninest accommodations ‘luxurious’ is not helping the housing crisis

Living in premium student accommodation is not above the crisis, but more expensive than necessary for access to basic housing

Please stop calling Kavanagh court and similar housing options “luxury”. The term does not help yourself or the students who are struggling in the current housing crisis. I am a student in my second year of college who has lived

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Shifting the conversation on housing

Misdirected and neglectful political and media treatment of the housing protest signal a government without scruples

Much of the public and media reaction to the recent occupation of city centre properties, and the subsequent law enforcement response, has been deeply disappointing. Commentators are too fixated on whether the protest was “legitimate”. There is an inordinate amount …

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Be wary of a culture where only one voice is heard

Calling for freedom of speech through the eyes and experiences of a pro-life student in Trinity

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I am woman. I am feminist. I am pro-life. To many my identities are contradictory but I have come to hold my pro-life views following much careful contemplation. I have looked to both sides of the debate, and this is

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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.

COMMENTLast week, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar gave an interview to the Irish Independent, which makes for unsettling reading. In it, he speaks of how increasing the resources allocated to hospitals would actually lead to a worse service overall, as …

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Surviving college as a non-drinker

Growing up in a Muslim household and spending most of my secondary school years in Dubai has resulted in me never having been around alcohol. As such, it has never been a topic of conversation with my friends and nor has it been my go-to source of fun.

OP-EDLast Friday night, we danced on table tops, we took too many shots, think we kissed but I forgot. Story of my life.

Not.

Last Thursday, as the evening was coming to an end, so was my class get-together. As