Editorial: The student union needs to reassess what successful engagement means

Buzzwords: ‘Engagement’ is the ‘neoliberal’ of the 2024 TCDSU election season

Another election season is upon us, with a handful of candidates promising to deliver for students and build upon, improve or completely reform what previous unions have done. Among the most prevalent campaign promises is that of engagement – several

Editorial: There are no caveats to Trinity’s silence on Gaza. It is unambiguously shameful.

The unending evidence of atrocities coming out of Gaza every day makes Trinity’s silence profoundly deafening

It took just four days of Israel’s assault on Gaza for it to bomb a university.

On October 11, parts of the Islamic University in Gaza City were completely destroyed in airstrikes by the Israeli military, who alleged that the …

Editorial: Trinity students supporting their peers amid violent riots offers hope in a time of hate

Rather than predetermined protocol, the response to Thursday’s events in Dublin was driven by instinct and empathy

When violent riots brought public transport to a standstill, and prompted a strict lockdown of all entrances to College, ordinary students and students’ union officers worked through the night to provide food and beds for students who were left on

Editorial: Budget 2024 won’t buy students’ ballots in 2025

Despite the hefty sum of Budget 2024, the brown envelopes handed to students this year are unlikely to send them racing to the ballot box to reelect this government

Beyond looking after the wellbeing of its citizens, a government budget is a democracy’s acceptable attempt to buy votes. Much like your grandparents will vote for the TD who fixed the pothole on their road, larger demographics across society might

Editorial: Protest is at its most effective when it is as consistent as it is disruptive

The recent Book of Kells blockade indicates a return to direct action, however this action will only be effective in enacting change if it is consistently disruptive

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) recently organised a blockade of the Book of Kells in protest of College raising the rent by the maximum legal amount. The day-long protest saw College lose thousands of euros through refunds to tourists

Editorial: Staggered term starts disadvantage all students – but government isn’t solely to blame

Rather than taking rhetorical aim at government, universities should consider their own role in the consistently late start for first year students

For the fourth consecutive year, the first edition of this paper has been published before a quarter of the undergraduate population has set foot on campus. The first cohort of students to experience a delayed start to their first year

Editorial: The Trinity News Constitution: no elected position should be non-removable

Last week, Trinity News voted on its first constitution, passing with a 100% majority

As of last week, Trinity News has passed its first constitution, which outlines the rules and regulations for staff. Staff outlined in the constitution refers to editorial staff: our copyeditors, section staff, multimedia staff, senior staff and the editor themselves

Editorial: Ireland is not full, it’s derelict

The #IrelandIsFull movement is nothing more than a xenophobic excuse to blame poor housing policy on migrants and refugees.

For the past two weeks, the Irish media has detailed the shortage of accommodation for refugees arriving in Ireland. This shortage problem is about to get significantly worse as there are currently 365 hotels in Ireland whose contracts to house