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Editorial: The solidarity we’ve shown the Ukrainian people must be extended across the globe

Recent support has been incredible, but where has it been when so many others needed it?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, rightly, been met with almost universal condemnation. Countries across Europe and the world, including Ireland, welcomed Ukrainian refugees with open arms, correctly identifying it as an unassailable moral obligation. Ukrainian refugees in Ireland have …

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Editorial: It’s one thing to deny allegations of unethical conduct, it’s another to insinuate victims are liars

The University Times’ response shows a complete lack of care towards students who entrusted their stories to the paper

On February 14, this newspaper published an article entitled “UT deputy editor accused of leaking anonymous sources’ names”. In a statement reproduced in full in the article, the journalist in question dismissed the allegations as “wholly false and defamatory”. …

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School leavers to sit a traditional Leaving Cert this summer

Government confirms the Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle to return to exam-based formats

Yesterday, Cabinet confirmed that sixth year secondary students will sit the traditional Leaving Certificate examinations this summer. 

Last year, Leaving Cert students were offered the choice to sit in-person exams or receive accredited grades, with the Junior Cycle cancelled altogether.

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Editorial: The Department’s reporting of its survey on sexual violence was irresponsible

Declaring “most students feel safe” when nearly a third of female students experienced rape was irresponsible, and unfair to those who participated in the survey

This article contains discussion of sexual harassment, violence and rape. 

Earlier this week, the Department of Higher and Further Education published the findings of their survey on sexual violence and harassment in third level education. This report contained some highly …

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Editorial: World leaders do not care about climate change, and we’re out of time

COP26 was the final proof, if it was needed, that politicians cannot and will not save us

The 26th annual meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, usually referred to as COP26, concludes today (November 12). As the 118 private jets that gathered in Glasgow for the meeting …

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A vigil for Sarah Everard in Sheffield.

Editorial: Violence against women is omnipresent, and entrenched in state institutions

We stand in solidarity with Sarah Everard’s loved ones, and with all victims of male violence

This article contains discussion of violence, including sexual violence.

Last week, Wayne Couzens became the first police officer in the UK to be sentenced to a whole-life order, for the murder of Sarah Everard. This differs from a life sentence, …

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Editorial: The GSU Executive is destroying its own union to avoid accountability

The events of the last few months constitute an embarrassing and destructive campaign to avoid scrutiny and consolidate control

The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has become a running joke of sorts, with many in Trinity spending the past couple of months eagerly waiting to see what goes wrong next. Last week, that joke became (depending on your perspective) either …

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Editorial: Trinity knowingly misled students this term and must make amends

There can be reasonable debate about the appropriate amount of in-person class right now, but College consciously deceived students

Trinity has not bathed itself in glory since classes returned on September 13. The issue of this newspaper published on September 7 featured an editorial decrying the administrative incompetence displayed by College year after year, amplified in particular by the …