The relationship between students and Irish political parties

Trinity News sits down with leaders of various Trinity branches of Irish political parties to discern whether students are moving away from rigid party affiliations. Will the future of Irish politics continue to be centred around party agendas?

“Quite a lot has happened. We have managed to get a kettle.” This announcement produced brief applause at TCD’s Young Social Democrats’s monthly committee meeting. The Social Democrats are one of several student political parties active on the Trinity campus.

Chatting for charity: NGO representatives in the streets of Dublin

Trinity News talks to the young people standing on the streets of Dublin, engaging with the public as representatives of various charities.

“Hi, do you have a moment to stop and chat?” Do these words bring up memories of walking into the Arts Block or Front Square, trying to awkwardly but politely avoid the gaze of a bright jacket wearing, smiling NGO

Inside the hidden world of postgrads: A look into Trinity’s 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room

Among the many beautiful buildings on campus, perhaps the most overlooked of all is also one of the most culturally significant: the 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room

Trinity College is home to numerous architectural marvels, each with its own story and charm. Nestled between the Examination Hall and the Old Library, one particular gem often remains unnoticed by the bustling undergraduate crowd. Marked discreetly by the keystone

Back home early: when Erasmus goes wrong

Trinity News speaks to students who chose to leave their Erasmus programmes about the systemic problems that pushed them back to Trinity

(The students interviewed have been named after members of the Spice Girls in order to protect their identities.)

“I really didn’t want to quit,” Victoria said, “but I was dreading going back.” When Victoria, a Joint Honours student on exchange

“Not sick enough”: Irish universities and public facilities failing to treat eating disorders

Trinity News investigates the roadblocks to treatment for college students with eating disorders in Ireland. What makes college health centres so unable to provide students with adequate treatment? Is this a college issue or a state one?

36 years. Enough time to fall in love, have a kid, and climb the ranks of a workplace. But in the case of 49-year-old Mary Byrne, 36 years is the duration of time that she has struggled with anorexia. 

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Biting the hand that feeds you? Calls to boycott St. Patrick’s Day at the White House

Trinity News interviews Irish government officials to explore the controversy surrounding calls for the boycott of the Taoiseach’s annual trip to the United States for St. Patrick’s Day in opposition to U.S. funding to Israel

“I think you need to be very careful about any idea of boycotting, the Irish relationship with the United States is a very long standing one, a very valuable one, on many, many dimensions.”

So said Mary Lou MacDonald in

Gianna Care: Misinformation on a bathroom door

How one anti-abortion agency is using stickers, a staple of campus, to market itself as a women’s health organisation

There are so many stickers and posters dotted around campus that they become easy to ignore. The battle for our attention never seems to stop and the backs of bathroom doors are a consistently popular target for advertising new societies,

Communications & Marketing race: Beth Strahan wants to put the spotlight on engagement

Final year Drama and Theatre Studies student Beth Strahan wants to “make an impression on an audience, but this time the audience is the SU.”

Beth Strahan is a senior sophister student from Belfast running for TCDSU Communications & Marketing Officer. She is running in one of the most contested elections of recent years against current TCDSU Engagement Officer Connor Dempsey and final year student …

Communications & Marketing race: Sarah Murnane wants to “Make the SU Craic Again.”

The fourth-year History and Politics student envisions a more “relevant”, community-centric, and transparent Union

Sarah Murnane is a Senior Sophister History and Politics student making a bid for this year’s Comms & Marketing race. In an unprecedented election year, Murnane is one of three candidates vying to become the Comms & Marketing Sabbat Officer,