While parties such as the Social Democrats are relying on Ireland’s young demographic to challenge government powers, Fine Gael was the most popular party among Trinity students, according to a recent poll.Patrick Higgins
Social Democrats candidates have warned traditional parties to “beware the young vote” at yesterday’s launch of their youth manifesto.
Rises to the student contribution charge, despite the Labour party’s 2011 manifesto commitment to keeping it at the original rate of …
Dale O’Faoilléacháin, Nicholas Spare and Patrick Higgins speak to Trinity NewsEditor
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Dale O’Faoilléacháin is a third year physiotherapy student. His manifesto focuses on four individual strands: student partnership, broadening education through non-curriculum defined modules, development of support services and accountability within the SU.
When asked …
Five of this week’s top news stories delivered in bite-sized chunksPatrick Higgins
USI partnered with Smartvote, referred to as ‘the tinder of politics’
The Smartvote website was founded in UCD’s Innovation Academy and matches voters with candidates in their constituency based on their views on a number of policy questions, including the …
Minister for Health Dr Leo Varadkar speaks to Trinity politics society on his experience of being in government and of the marriage equality campaign as well as answering questions on a wide range of topics including the abortion debatePatrick Higgins
This evening TD and minister for health Dr Leo Varadkar visited Trinity Politics Society to give his personal experience of being in politics as well as his opinion on a wide range of issues. Dr Varadkar is the most senior …
While there were some overtures to students in new funding announced for the Student Assistance Fund, the government failed to tackle one of the biggest growing concerns for studentsPatrick Higgins
The so-called “giveaway budget” announced by the government this week gave away little to third-level students. Aside from the €3 million announced for the Student Assistance Fund, a pittance when compared to the €50 million allocated for 1916 commemorations, student …
Issues discussed included an emphasis on the need for rights to be respected irrespective of legal statusPatrick Higgins
Yesterday at a panel organised by Trinity FLAC, in association with Trinity ELSA and DU Amnesty, speakers called for a greater appreciation of the scale of the current refugee crisis.
Ghandi Mallak, himself a refugee who lived in Ireland since …
Council meeting also sees heated discussion on the possible reduction in the number of campaigning weeks and hustings.Patrick Higgins
A motion of censure against Jason Leonard, the chair of the SU Oversight Commission and SU Council secretary, proposed by SU president, Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne, was passed at last night’s Council meeting, while a motion for impeachment proposed by incoming SU …