Features

The unique challenges of LGBTQ+ mental health care

Author of The Queer Mental Health Workbook discusses his research

This article contains discussion of self-harm.

Research has consistently shown that members of the LGBTQ+ community face significant disparities in physical and mental health outcomes when compared to their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, linked to societal stigma and discrimination. Speaking …

Sex & Relationships

Repeal Review appeals for submissions by April 1

Ella Sloane discusses persisting barriers to abortion access in Ireland ahead of Friday’s deadline

Almost four years after Ireland’s electorate voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, significant barriers to abortion access persist, forcing women to travel to receive care. Geographical coverage remains one such barrier to accessing abortion, with only one in ten GPs

Student Living

“As someone born in Ukraine this war has almost broken me”

Ella Sloane talks to students affected by the current warfare in Ukraine

Since Russia’s sudden invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, College has released a statement condemning it and showing solidarity for “the Ukrainian people”. Undeniably the crisis has had a devastating impact on many members of the College community, including students

Arts & Culture

Rediscover Christ in a new light

Ella Sloane discusses Christ and His Cousin: Renaissance Rediscoveries with curator Dr Aoife Brady at the National Gallery of Ireland

Running until 8 May 2022 with free admissions, Christ and His Cousin: Renaissance Rediscoveries offers its viewers a unique “window into the past”, and is rife with symbolism recognisable to any Renaissance expert, or lover. The exhibition consists of eight

News

Gabi Fullam elected TCDSU president on first count

Fullam earned 51.9% of the vote while her opponent Rebecca Kelly earned 41.0%

Gabi Fullam has been elected as the next President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) on the first count, securing 51.9% of the vote.

Fullam’s opponent Rebecca Kelly received 41.0% of first preference votes, while 8.2% voted to reopen …

News Analysis

President race: Fullam leads but contest far from over

Gabi Fullam is more likely to become TCDSU president, but the numbers show it is still anyone’s game

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In previous years, the SU presidential race has taken a consistent form: three candidates, one already deeply active within the union, one less so but still engaged in union activities, and one promoting themselves as the fresh outsider to the …

Features

President race: Gabi Fullam wants to build a union to “support the most vulnerable”

Current Ethnic Minorities Officer Gabi Fullam believes she has the “integrity, passion, and drive” for the role

Gabi Fullam is no stranger to Trinity College Dublin’s Student’s Union (TCDSU), having held the positions of ethnic minorities officer and class rep. The final year philosophy and sociology student is also firmly integrated into other aspects of student life, …

Features

Spotlight on EDI

Is enough being achieved on equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education and pharmacy?

In June of 2020, Trinity News published an article written by Aaron Koay documenting personal experiences of racism during experiential work placement and College settings shared by his fellow pharmacy students. One student described feeling alienated after an inappropriate comment …

Arts & Culture

Remembering Brendan Kennelly

Ella Sloane reflects on Brendan Kennelly’s legacy as one of Ireland’s most beloved poets and novelists

17 October 2021 saw the passing of one of Ireland’s greatest creatives and academics, Brendan Kennelly. Born in Ballylongford in County Kerry, Kennelly attended Trinity to study English and French upon being granted the college’s prestigious Reid scholarship. Even during

Student Living

The declassified guide to Halls

Ella Sloane breaks down the basics of living in Trinity’s Dartry Accommodation

Walking along the well trodden, leaf-littered paths of Dartry road and through the gates of Trinity Hall for the second September in a row, I am hit with a sudden wave of nostalgia. The memories held within the familiar walls