Women’s liberation should embrace striking

Over one hundred years ago, one of history’s greatest revolutionary women, Rosa Luxemburg, wrote on the significance of the mass strike. Luxemburg’s attempt was among the first to examine, rigorously and in depth, the role of the strike in the struggle to transform society.   The strike, after all, is a long-standing pillar of labour […]

Hist debate questions how far we should go in pushing for repeal

On Wednesday, the Hist hosted eight student speakers to debate the motion “This House supports all forms of civil disobedience to repeal the 8th Amendment”. The debate was the final of an internal debating competition called “Harneys” which is open exclusively to female and non-binary genders. The debate was chaired by Anne Cosgrave, founder of […]

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 […]

Trinity students join Strike 4 Repeal assembly on O’Connell bridge

Over 300 Trinity students joined the Strike for Repeal march today, marching from Front Square to O’Connell Bridge. The march, which began at 12.30 and was organised by TCD Strike For Repeal in conjunction with TCDSU, saw students and staff leave work at middday and assemble in front square. Before departing through Front Arch, TCDSU […]

Op-ed: Why you should support the Strike 4 Repeal campaign

12 women travel to England each day to have abortions; safe yet illegal abortion pills are used by thousands of Irish women through services like need abortion Ireland and women on web; the last Irish Magdalene laundry was closed in 1996 in Galway. I’m sure you know these facts already.   The reality of abortion […]

Is Repeal enough?

“If we want to truly challenge the current of conservatism that preserves the 8th, it is worth examining the popular engagement people have with abortion rights as a single political issue, and to self-examine our role as activists within the campaign”   Before Christmas, the Ohio Governor John Kasich approved legislation to ban abortion after […]

UCDSU will send submission to Citizens’ Assembly following referendum

University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) have sent in a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly advocating for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment.   The submission follows a referendum held last week, in which UCD students voted against the adoption of a neutral stance by their SU on the issue of abortion. The referendum […]

Be wary of a culture where only one voice is heard

I am woman. I am feminist. I am pro-life. To many my identities are contradictory but I have come to hold my pro-life views following much careful contemplation. I have looked to both sides of the debate, and this is my view from where I stand.   I sit in the midst of black REPEAL […]

Introducing the TCDSU Lobby Group

In line with his manifesto for election, Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty has organised a Lobby Group which will act as the SU’s ‘political wing’, aiming to represent student voices in national politics through eight campaigns: Higher Education Funding, Repeal the 8th, Mental Health, Accommodation, Drugs and Alcohol Policy, Environment, Brexit […]

Review: ‘Someone You Love’ photography exhibition

Down the crooked roads which trail off Camden street, I find myself passing an endless stream of quaint brick houses, remnants of Dublin’s Georgian past. The area which surrounds the Copper House Gallery is authentic, antiquated one could say. Smoke hangs in the air, belched from the mouths of a sea of chimneys straight from […]

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