The great divide in our students’ union

Only class reps can vote, but anyone can go to an SU monthly congress, and they are fascinating things. Speeches for or against motions can only be about 2 minutes long. For the motion to support BDS at the most recent council, there were so many speakers on both sides that speeches were reduced to […]

Head2Head: Should Enda Kenny visit Donald Trump?

As of February the 9th, over 38,000 people had signed a petition entitled “Shamrock for Trump: Not in my name”, calling for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to boycott his meeting with Donald Trump in the White House during the annual St Patrick’s Day visit. Stating that this historic meeting is an important means of maintaining historically […]

The open university and its enemies

  “no one, it seems, should be allowed to speak in any public organisation unless SJP deems them worthy. “   An open university is a university where societies and individuals are free to organise whatever events and have whatever discussions they wish. The concept of the open university has many enemies.   Many writers […]

TCDSU passes motion of solidarity with non-academic staff balloting for a strike

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed a motion supporting SIPTU and Unite members in Trinity in their potential industrial action against College. Union members include most non-academic college workers, such as library, security, and cleaning staff.   Both SIPTU and UNITE are threatening industrial action after a breakdown in negotiations with College […]

SU Council backs lobbying for disability convention

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) passed a motion at SU Council this evening to lobby the government for rights for people with disabilities, and in particular for the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). The motion was proposed by Niamh Herbert, a first year European Studies […]

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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