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

The Hist host British Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg as their final speaker for the year.

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

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Panel Discussion on Political Activism

The Burke Sessions, in association with TCDSU Lobby Group, host a panel discussion on political activism in Ireland today

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

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The nitty-gritty of the Northern Irish elections

Seana Davis investigates the challenges and controversies of Northern Irish politics as the election gets underway

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

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Pat Cox speaks to The Hist

Former President of the European Parliament ruminates on the future of the EU, the social progress already made, and the need for vigilance in the face of alternative facts


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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,

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

The motion is one of two relating to Brooks to be debated at the next NUS National Executive Council

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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 …

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Islam: a misunderstood religion

Coco Millar argues that we shouldn’t allow the right-wing media to dictate our view of Islam

“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

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The Rise of the Pirate Party

Matt Murtagh discusses the rise of the pirate party, from its humble origins in Scandinavia to its widespread popularity today

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

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Senator David Norris defends comments about TDs’ salaries

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

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In an interview with Trinity News, Senator David Norris has defended his recent controversial comments regarding TDs’ salaries and their treatment by the Dáil.

Speaking to the Irish Examiner in recent weeks, Norris argued that TDs are worse off than

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The Elephant in the Room

Fear rises as Trump’s popularity seems to escalate, but when it comes down to the real competition, he doesn’t stand a chance.

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

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