Canada trumps States as student summer location

The county is safer, cleaner and more open minded than the US, argues Hugh Whelan

It’s mid-afternoon in June and I have been awake for nearly 20 hours but luckily, the atmosphere in the Vancouver International Airport immigration queue is surprisingly relaxed. The queue is comprised of dozens of pale Irish students, and there is …


The contours of toxic “lad culture” need to be understood

“Lad culture” perpetuates the patriarchy and negatively affects the mental health of men

The ongoing trial of Ulster rugby players charged with the alleged rape of a nineteen-year-old woman has captured the public’s attention in recent weeks, with the graphic details making the case a difficult and stomach-turning read for many. Regardless of


It’s time to talk honestly about drug use

We acknowledge drug use, but refuse to discuss it or make it safe

Like many controversial phenomena in Irish culture, recreational drug use is something that has remained generally frowned upon and been swept under the carpet for years. Certainly when it comes to the general “drug problem”, the national discourse casts drug


Trinity joins UCD and in a joint project for student beds

The project is launching a month before thousands of Leaving Cert students receive their Leaving Cert results

A new housing campaign launching today, will aim to encourage Dublin homeowners to let out spare rooms as digs by advertising the associated tax breaks.

Under Irish law, you can earn up to €14,000 in non-taxable income by letting empty

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A Mindfulness Morning for Mental Health Week

Run by S2S in conjunction with DU Meditation and Niteline, today’s Mindfulness Morning was a uniquely informative and positive experience

This morning,  Tuesday March 21,  a small group of students from various year groups and backgrounds came together in the Global Room for a Mindfulness Morning event as part of Mental Health Week. Participants were welcomed with a mug of

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Martin Scorsese speaks to The Phil

In a jam-packed Exam Hall yesterday evening, renowned director Martin Scorsese spoke on storytelling, the importance of trust in actor-director relations and politics in discussion with The Phil

Uproarious applause and cheers filled the Exam Hall on Front Square yesterday evening, Friday February 24, as Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese received his Gold Medal of Patronage from President Matthew Nuding of the Philosophical society. The enthusiastic reception from the

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TAF Talks: Rob Farhat

Former Auditor of Trinity Orchestra Rob Farhat on his time at Trinity, the flaws within Trinity’s Music Department, and Ireland’s uncool reputation within the music industry


As part of Trinity Arts Festival’s TAF Talks series, Rob Farhat spoke to an intimate crowd in the GMB this Tuesday about his experience with music. Farhat is a former Trinity student and Trinity Orchestra Auditor, who now runs the