The hidden cost of academic precarity in Ireland

Trinity’s Irish Federation of University Teachers precarity working group analyses the impacts precarious academic working contracts

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Irish universities have a secret they don’t want you to know about: the low pay and deeply exploitative employment conditions of a very significant proportion of academic staff in Ireland – between a third and 40% – who are employed

The public needs to allow politicians to have private lives

Aideen Ledwidge Lanigan explores the question: Should politicians be entitled to a private life despite their public roles?

With the rise of attention grabbing headlines and relentless media scrutiny, the delicate balance between public accountability and personal privacy in politics is a line that has become increasingly blurred. The rise of social media has allowed for aspects of

Ag Baineadh na Speaclaí de Nós Díom

Is féidir linn dearmad a dhéanamh chun na dearudaí a fheiceáil i saol. Labhraíonn Martha Nic Mathúna linn faoi slí éascá chun draíocht an saol a choimeád beo lá i ndiaidh lae

Tá mo chairde ar fad bréan dom ag labhairt faoi na spéaclaí de nós. Mar sin, bheartaigh mé go labhróidh mé faoi anseo. Caithfidh mé a admháil gur tháinig mé ar an gcoincheap seo ar Tik Tok; ‘ag baineadh na

The hypersexualisation of the Molly Malone statue is shameful

Over time, there has been an abhorrent uptake in the objectification of the Molly Malone statue through the means of touching her breasts. This must come to an end immediately

The Molly Malone statue erected by Irish sculptor Jeanne Rynhart in 1988 on Suffolk Street has been subjected to substantial sexual objectification throughout its history. Created as a celebration of the first millennium of the city of Dublin, the statue

It’s time to tackle period poverty head on

TCDSU Welfare and Equality Officer Aoife Bennett discusses the barriers in place to period dignity at Trinity.

On Tuesday 7th of November, I brought a proposal to the Student Life Committee urging College to tackle period poverty on campus by providing students and staff with free period products in college bathrooms. The proposal was backed by the

The importance of student journalism

70 years on from the foundation of Trinity News, Nina Crofts discusses the value of writing for a student publication

I started participating in student journalism when I was in high school. 15 to be exact. And when I started, I really just saw my articles as more fun versions of the academic essays I was writing every day in

Memories of my undergraduate years

University of Dublin, Trinity College, 1958 — 1962

I finished secondary school (The King’s Hospital, then in Blackhall Place, Dublin) in June 1958. I had already gained my Trinity entrance by sitting the Matriculation exam in January of that year. The Matriculation exams were an alternative to the