Violence against women is an epidemic, and no one knows where the cure is

Investment in policing will not solve violence against women, but neither will politely asking it to go away.

It feels completely insurmountable, doesn’t it? I forgot to eat all day, I stayed in bed longer than I should have. I don’t really think I’m going to be murdered, because I see myself as the exception to most rules;

The South’s blindspot for Northern Nationalists helps nobody

Southern silence following the recent abuse of Northern nationalists in public life lays bare an uncomfortable indifference to the plight of the North’s nationalist community.

The first month of 2022 has been less than positive for Northern Ireland. The year’s arrival was inaugurated by the wildly sectarian claims of an “elite nationalist network” dominating Northern society, and that journalists, academics and lawyers of a nationalist

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Sunday Longread: USI’s Fuck the Fees campaign was doomed by design

The USI have been campaigning on the same issue for a decade, what’s different this year?

On Tuesday, November 23, Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) joined the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in a “Fuck the Fees” protest – a three-day collaborative effort with universities across Ireland to try and do something about the

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Nichola Mallon: Innovating in a once-stagnant North

The Infrastructure Minister and Trinity graduate discusses what she’s achieved and what’s still to come

When discussing Northern Ireland’s track record on its handling (or rather non-handling) of the climate crisis, Minister Nichola Mallon references a probably-apocryphal Albert Einstein quotation: “The definition of madness is repeating the same thing and expecting different results”. 

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MetroLink’s delay is an inexcusable failure of government planning

A metro could both improve Dubliners’ qualities of life and help Ireland reach their climate action goals, its implementation should be a priority of the government

Irish media has in recent weeks been awash with expressions of anger and disappointment following the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) recent announcement that construction of Dublin’s underground rail line MetroLink (along with a raft of other transport infrastructure improvements) would

Sex trafficking won’t be solved by villainising all sex workers in Ireland

SIPTU and the Department of Justice may want to protect victims of sex trafficking, but their campaign with Ruhama will only alienate sex workers more

On November 23, Dublin-based NGO Ruhama launched the “Get the Full Picture” campaign. Supported by the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union, more commonly known as SIPTU, the campaign aims to highlight the prevalence of human trafficking for sexual exploitation

Op-ed: Students are right to reject Islamophobia and racism from their lecturers

Students should question the beliefs and statements of DCU lecturer Mark Humphrys, despite his insistence that he has “three lives”

Controversial blogger and Dublin City University (DCU) lecturer Mark Humphrys has been frantically updating his blog the last few days. As well as recently added “statements” on the homepage doubling down, refusing to apologise and threatening to sue for libel …

Sunday Longread: Local government in Dublin is in dire need of overhaul

Recent controversy over Owen Keegan’s conduct has made clear the need for the democratisation of Dublin City Council

Following years of unpopular policies and an almost impressive list of controversies, it is no surprise that Dublin City Council chief executive officer Owen Keegan’s recent “sarcastic” claim that students’ unions should become housing developers has once again led to

The Irish Times’ transphobia must be resisted by students

The referendum presents an invaluable opportunity for students to use their power to support trans rights

There is an Irish Times advertisement outside the business building of Trinity College that shows a picture of a bomb going off, with the bolded, capitalised text “expect opinions that will challenge you.” Walking past this sign, shortly after reading