Comment

Be wary of a culture where only one voice is heard

Calling for freedom of speech through the eyes and experiences of a pro-life student in Trinity

COMMENT

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

News

Who will be the next American president?

InDepth Editor Peter O’Donovan examines polling data in the lead up to the US presidential election to analyse which candidate is most likely to win the seat in the Oval Office

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“Between Trump and Clinton, Clinton has consistently held a narrow lead, although in the most recent polls it has widened to an 11 point lead on average.”

After a year of bruising primary contests and dramatic revelations about the candidates

Sport

‘Fight Like a Girl’ Charity Boxing Fundraiser

Joel Coussins, Online Sport Editor, talks to Sean and Paddy Headon, final year BESS students, about their hugely successful charity boxing events.

SPORT

Over the course of our interview the most striking thing about Sean and Paddy Headon is their seemingly boundless ambition. “There was another company with similar idea, and we performed at one of their nights,” Sean tells me, “I just …

Comment

Brexit casts shadow over Irish progress

Stephen Frain discusses the political consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the EU and what it will mean for Northern Ireland

COMMENT

Until the seismic events of last June, Anglo-Irish relations were arguably better than they have ever been since independence. It is now just over 100 days since the Brexit referendum, a referendum on Ireland’s future in which Ireland did not

Life, News

Magnified societies: Trinity Fashion Society

Aoife McColgan reviews the Fashion Society and gives the low- down of what the society has planned for the year ahead

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard of the most stylish, sophisticated society on campus – the Trinity Fashion Society. Describing themselves as an “exciting and active society at the heart of Trinity life”, this is a …

News

Member clubs of DUCAC involved in electoral collusion at annual AGM

DUBC and DULBC pressure their novice teams to attend the DUCAC AGM and vote with ‘vested interest’

NEWS

Multiple member clubs of the Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC) have been implicated in electoral collusion at their annual general meeting (AGM) on October 13, Trinity News has learned. Freshman club members were allegedly pressured into attending the meeting

Comment

A lack of imagination

Orlaith Darling rails against the prevailing “cool” aesthetic in Trinity

“If normal is the dreaded anathema avoided by every arts student ever, then being extraordinary now requires a surgical excision of ‘cool’.”

We all have that friend who spent a summer abroad on a noble volunteer programme, where half the …

News

Emmet highlights JCR President has yet to appoint Environment Officer

A mandate was passed on this at a JCR Open Forum last term

NEWS

A Trinity News Life interview with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Environment Officer Thomas Emmet has highlighted that the Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee is missing an elected environmental representative. JCR President Sara Loughlin has told Trinity News that

SciTech

Surgical pioneer set for the first human head transplant

Nessa Fitzgerald gives an update on the plans to perform the very controversial human head transplant: the surgeon who proposed it and the head donor who is willing to take the risk for a chance of a better life and the advancement of medical science

Three years ago, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced that he could perform a human head transplant in a two-part procedure called HEAVEN (head anastomosis venture) and Gemini (the fusion of the spinal cord). Many have dismissed Canavero’s plans, with one

Sport

Former judge and current DUBC president Donagh McDonagh named DUCAC chairperson

The position of chair was contested between three candidates; Donagh McDonagh of DUBC, Gerry Kelly of DUFC and student PJ McGrane of DUGAA.

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The Dublin University Central Athletic Club (DUCAC) held its annual general meeting on Thursday October 13, in keeping with the tradition of holding the AGM on the third Thursday of Michaelmas Term. As has also been tradition over recent years,

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