No power in this union

The misinformation and low turnout surrounding the SU referendum is emblematic of deeper problems within the union

The recent so-called “omnibus” student union referendum was significantly more complex than was presented to us. Originally branded as a vote to fix typos within the constitution – though it remains viscerally unclear why the union’s constitution ever had so


The government has a moral obligation to fully restore the Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Between the high cost of living in Ireland, and the impossibility of means testing PUP without those in need slipping through the cracks, the payment must be fully restored

Covid-19 has left over 125,000 people in Ireland jobless, the highest rate of unemployment we have seen in years. With the necessary close of businesses, there are people from all industries across the nation who have been made temporarily or


The rise of the far right in Ireland must be urgently resisted

Dangerous far right ideologies hide beneath calls for freedom at Dublin’s Yellow Vest Ireland rally.

Tensions following the government lockdown restrictions came to a head on August 22, with a rally on Custom House Quay organised by Yellow Vest Ireland. The demonstration stretched across the quay, with reports of hundreds in attendance but from photos,


Echo chambers and privilege

Debating remains an exercise in thought

Entering the GMB chamber as a first-time debate goer can be a terrifying experience. A committee of suit-wearing, wine-swilling students sit in the centre of the room, going through the confusing motions of “private business”, “public business”, and “oratory returns”.