Gender quotas in Ireland: a hasty solution to a serious problem

Gender quotas have increased the number of women taking seats in Dáil Éireann. But society does not allow them to get too comfortable in these seats

A female usher is groped while on the clock. A man claims he needs to “rein in” a woman who has spoken out against him. His colleague pulls a woman onto his lap against her will. A blonde woman is


A terrible beauty is born: history repeats itself at the Wolfe Tones’ Electric Picnic set.

Kate Byrne explores the potential implications of the high turnout of young people at the Wolfe Tones’ Electric Picnic set.

Like many students, I made the pilgrimage to Stradbally, County Laois for the annual Electric Picnic festival, and flocked to the Electric Arena tent on Saturday to see the Wolfe Tones perform. The thing is, I couldn’t actually see the


The sudden redemption of Sinéad O’Connor’s career is too little, too late.

Kate Byrne explores the disconnect between the criticism of the late singer during her career and the praise she received following her death.

“Remember what I told you, if they hated me they will hate you.” This line from the song Black Boys on Mopeds, which appears on Sinéad O’Connor’s second studio album, perhaps best describes the general public’s attitude towards the singer


Former Trinity student invites student participation in for International Youth Forum on peace

The forum aims to discuss various issues surrounding the topic of conflict resolution

A Trinity alumnus and academic based in Matej Bel University in Slovakia has invited Trinity students to participate in a virtual panel discussion surrounding the topic of conflict resolution.

In an email sent by the School of Histories and Humanities,


USI votes to Support BDS Campaign

It mandates USI to support local BDS branches in third-level institutions

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has today voted to adopt a pro-Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) policy for dealing with companies and institutions. 

The policy, which required a 66%+1 majority to pass, denounces the apartheid being committed by


Provost criticises activists’ disruption in impromptu appearance at Eamon Ryan event

Doyle said: “I would like to think that people in Trinity can cope with different views, different opinions, and listen to those respectfully.” 

Provost Linda Doyle criticised the disruption of an address by Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan in an impromptu appearance at the end of the event.

The provost thanked Ryan for his attendance, saying: “I don’t agree with everything, but …


Public submissions to PhD supports review open

The public consultation is an opportunity for all stakeholders and interested parties to provide their views on State support for PhD researchers

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has launched a public consultation regarding the support the State should be providing to PhD researchers.

The launch follows a meeting of the co-chairs of the independent National …


Trinity research finds evidence of conversion therapy in Ireland

A study conducted on behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth provides an insight into how conversion therapy practices operate in Ireland

Researchers from Trinity’s School of Nursing and Midwifery have found indications that conversion therapy practices take place in Ireland.

The research provides an insight into how conversion therapy practices operate in Ireland. It also includes an examination of the growing …