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, …
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 …
Students for Justice in Palestine fined for protest at Israeli ambassador talk
College has also refused to accept a petition on behalf of the group
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been fined €150 following their protest of a talk, organised by the Society for International Affairs (SoFIA), given by the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.
Speaking to Trinity News, Ciaran O’Rourke, one of the …
TCDSU to participate in Dublin climate march
The march is part of a wider day of campaigning taking place across the world.
Students in Myanmar continue hunger strike for release of political prisoners
Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, has urged students to stop.
NCAD Student Action march to the Department of Education
Students gathered at NCAD Thursday before marching to the Department of Education in protest over fee increases, structural changes and lack of transparency around college accounts.
Social media provides another avenue for protest in Stoneybatter
The use of social media as a political platform has played an important part of the anti-water charges movement, but it is just one aspect of a dynamic campaign in the heart of Dublin’s north inner city.
Eric was on holiday in Spain during last October’s Right2Water march, the first major rally against water charges held in Dublin. Taken aback by the size of the “colossal” crowd that marched on that autumn weekend, however, he was quick …
A brief history of protest and student radicalism in Trinity
Deputy In-Depth Editor
Reeling in the Years has tainted Irish perspectives on modern life. Montages of U2 hits blaring over Belfast bombings, Italia 90 and Mary McAleese with a full head of hair are far more attractive sights …
We’re Not Leaving Protest
The Student Doth Protest Too Little
What is the role of the student? How are we perceived? What do we expect of ourselves? We’re drunk and loud on Harcourt Street at three in the morning. We’re discussing Montaigne in Walter Mitty’s over …