How inner-city community gardening projects are making a difference

D. Joyce-Ahearne speaks to Rian Coulter, a founder of the NCAD Community Garden Farm, and residents of the Grangegorman Community Collective about urban gardens in Dublin city centre.


The NCAD Community Garden Farm was founded on a site which, according to former NCAD Students’ Union member and one of the garden’s founders, Rian Coulter, was “a complete cesspit of absolute urban hazards”. The garden, which is next door


Permission to write

Online life, the abstraction of self and the role of the writer in engaging with our changing relationship with time and space: D. Joyce-Ahearne speaks to Trinity’s Writer Fellow Gavin Corbett.


“I loved those occasions in school when you’d be punished by having to write some story that the teacher thought was an ordeal but was actually great fun, like write six pages on the inside of a table tennis ball.


The strategic plan does not exist

Following the publication of College’s latest strategic plan, this one for the library, D. Joyce-Ahearne looks at the plan behind the plan.

COMMENTThere is a new strategic plan. Have you read it? Do you know it? The strategy. The planning. College have shared another one with us and again we are basking in a wake of concrete assurance as to the shape …


Irish Writing is not a qualitative statement

Calling a piece of literature Irish is not a review. Irish writer D. Joyce-Ahearne from Ireland, fights for Irishness and its right to be meaningless.


“He had very fair wavy hair, a high forehead, excited and friendly eyes and a delicate long-lipped Irish mouth.” This is Ernest Hemingway’s description of F. Scott Fitzgerald in A Moveable Feast. I presume I have an Irish mouth too. …


Deconstructing the Trinity hack

What or who is or is not a hack? Has it been reclaimed or is it pejorative? If so, who can use it? Are some hacks more equal than others? What does Jack Leahy have to do with it?

hacksScreen shot 2015-02-09 at 22.31.56comment1Students’ Union elections. When a handful of brazen colour-coded pretenders, wearing the same clothes for the bones of a fortnight, shamelessly sell highly branded versions of themselves to us in exchange for our EC-approved approval.

For these two weeks, after …


Editorial: We stand by our reporting and in doing so we stand by our peers


On Tuesday morning, The University Times (UT) ran a front page story outlining the growing difficulties that student societies are facing in operating within Trinity. Citing several documents of correspondence between societies and College offices (specifically the Enquiries and  Examinations …


Battle of the sexes

Intersexuality is often left out of the queer discourse. Intersex activist Gavan Coleman talks to D. Joyce-Ahearne about the spectrum of sex.

indepth1A key tool in any power dynamic is the authority to name. To define is to create an image, to identify its place in relation to everything else. Regardless of how we choose to identify, how we are defined by …