Brexit, Theresa May, and Ireland’s borders: Nick Clegg speaks to the Hist

Former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats party, Nick Clegg , visited the Hist today, April 5, where he was awarded the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Discourse. This award is presented to those who are deemed to have particularly promoted discourse in the international sphere. The previous UK Deputy Prime Minister was the last […]

Panel Discussion on Political Activism

On Monday evening, the College Historical Society, in association with the newly founded TCDSU Lobby Group, hosted a panel discussion on Political activism. The event was a part  The Burke Sessions a series of panel discussions run by a subcommittee of the Hist.   Annabel O’Rourke gave an intro to the event and highlighted the […]

The nitty-gritty of the Northern Irish elections

After months of controversy, the whirlwind political scandal “cash for ash” caused the collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly. After ten years of power-sharing between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin, it was a botched energy scheme that caused a decade-long reign to go up in smoke. An election takes place today, March […]

Pat Cox speaks to The Hist

Monday 13 February saw  former President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, visit the Hist, where he was presented with the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Discourse. From the insightful nature of the speech he gave to society members, he certainly seemed a worthy recipient of this award.   Pat Cox is a long-time veteran […]

National Union of Students’ executive committee to vote on censuring Vice President Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks, current Vice President Union Development of the National Union of Students (NUS), the British equivalent of USI, is the topic of two motions at the next NUS National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on 28 February. He came to public attention following a recent Al Jazeera investigation into the role of the Israeli embassy in […]

Islam: a misunderstood religion

  “Historically, ‘othering’ our fellow humans has been the easy solution for avoiding addressing real problems”   The world is changing and some may argue, ending. The blame for the rise of the alt-right and neo-nazism is almost always based upon a fear of ‘the other.’ Historically, ‘othering’ our fellow humans has been the easy […]

The Rise of the Pirate Party

  The Pirate Party of Sweden built itself on a platform of issues concerning copyright, government and corporate transparency, and the protection of online privacy, long before they would become politically salient in the decade following.   When the Pirate Party was formed by Swedish software developer Rick Falvinge, it faced a world that was […]

Senator David Norris defends comments about TDs’ salaries

Senator says he is “absolutely unashamed” of his controversial statements in an interview with Trinity News.

A House Divided

John Adams once wrote “one worthless man is called a disgrace, two are called a law firm and three or more become a legislature.” By God, if he could see this legislature. The Irish political establishment has time and again failed to adhere to the mandate it was elected to supposedly carry out, from the […]

The Elephant in the Room

I’m sitting in a pub on a Tuesday night, 3609 miles away from the man himself and yet even here, in the basement of a small drinking establishment in a country many miles away, Donald Trump’s name comes up, almost inevitably. Naturally my ears perk. I’m an American. I was born in a sprawling suburb […]

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