Conflicting interests on the road to sanctuary

The state exams have come to an end. Teenagers wander as they await results day, the day that will decide how they spend the next three or four years. Regardless of the outcome, for most of them it is one of the most exciting times of their lives. The final step into supposed adulthood. Many […]

What is Direct Provision and why must it end?

This Thursday, March 9, saw a discussion entitled “Direct Provision- Why It Must End” being held in a spacious seminar room in Áras an Phiarsaigh. The event was a collaborative one between Trinity People Before Profit and TCDSU. The sole speaker of the afternoon was Memet Uludag, a founding member of United Against Racism, a […]

DCU to award scholarships to refugees and asylum seekers from September 2017

Dublin City University (DCU) is set to introduce fifteen academic scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers from September 2017 onwards. The scholarships will be provided at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.   With the establishment of this programme, DCU will become the first Irish university to claim the title of ‘University of Sanctuary.’ The title […]

Ireland Welcomes?

Of late, there have been several campaigns focusing our attention on the plight of the refugee. TN recently published an article on the horrors of Calais, and the deplorable conditions daily faced by families and individuals there. From such articles, and campaigns such as DU Amnesty’s #IWelcome lobby, it has been made clear that Ireland […]

Students unveil new Trinity charity at SU council

Under the name World for World, the non-profit organisation outlined a project where a volunteer-based student-run translation service is meant to generate funding and awareness for the refugees’ situation

How we’ll commemorate 1916: Professor Gerald Dawe

As part of a series, Trinity News hears from four of the people taking part in College’s official programme of commemoration.

There should be a military occupation of Syria – and Ireland should be part of it

If we truly care about the Syrian people we should make it so that they do not have to flee in broken boats across the Mediterranean. We should do what is hard and save their lives.

Western hypocrisy is at the root of the refugee crisis

When Cold War politics plunged many Middle Eastern and African countries into conflict and poverty, the West has a duty to take in the people who flee.

Walking across Europe on leather souls

In Greece, Tomas Lynch met people from Syria, Afghanistan and Iran, with stories of war, terror and hope for a better life

Trinity panel calls for “raised expectations of politicians” in response to the refugee crisis

issues discussed included an emphasis on the need for rights to be respected irrespective of legal status

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan