On the Streets of Ireland: The volunteers addressing Dublin’s homelessness crisis

Working with those experiencing homelessness in trying times, and against the backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis and radicalising intolerance

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Walking through the streets of Dublin, it is hard to miss the occupied sleeping bags nestled in doorways, or the tents pitched precariously under the steps of a suburban DART station. Homelessness in Ireland has risen at an alarming rate


UT Race: Charlie Hastings wants to “to go out there and earn [his] pay” as Editor

After a turbulent three years at the UT, Hastings pledges to “go to the ends of the earth” to create a “sense of community” and a “mentally stable work environment”

Charlie Hastings is making his bid for this year’s University Times (UT) Editor on a platform which heavily prioritises the welfare of the UT staff, and the cultivation of a collaborative working environment. Highlighting the past shortcomings of the paper,


“Go home girls and shut up”: articles from Trinity News on women through the decades

An archival exploration of the attitudes towards women held by Trinity News’s student journalists throughout history

Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin’s status as Ireland’s oldest university undoubtedly makes it an object ripe for historical analysis. As we approach the seventieth anniversary of the founding of Trinity News (TN) – which also boasts the title of


For the love of college: a part-time job, a full-time passion

What it’s really like to voluntarily take on some of the most demanding student positions at Trinity

Academics, GMB chamber debates, drunken society balls, and packed pub crawls. With this being the experience of most Trinity students, it is often too easy to forget that our college experience is largely shaped by fellow students. For a select


State of the Union

Understanding your 2023/24 TCD Student Union: how to take an active role in your education this year

Whether you are starting College or deeply embroiled in the rigours of your degree, it can often feel as though you have no direct input in the administration of your own education. In a large institution such as Trinity, it


“It’s a fundamentally exploitative system here”: Inside the ongoing struggle for postgraduate rights

An in-depth look into the testing postgraduate experience in Ireland

“We are all hurt by the system, not everyone in the same way.” This is the harsh reality of postgraduate study according to Seathrún (Jeffrey) Sardina, chair of Trinity College Dublin’s branch of the Postgraduate Workers’ Organisation (PWO). Speaking to