Éire Amach? An Investigation

An investigation into growing Euroscepticism, countered by the continual pro-EU stance that the majority hold


Euroscepticism – a criticism or strong opposition towards the European Union – continues to rise throughout Europe according to the latest Pew Research Center statistics. The result of the British referendum in favour of leaving the EU has raised many


The key to understanding the future of economics lies in the past

Patrick McDonagh argues that economic teaching needs a change in direction to avoid another crash


Almost a decade has passed since the onset of the great recession which caused enormous damage to the world economy, both in its initial onslaught, and from ill-considered policy responses which have often proved to be nothing short of folly.


Whose recovery is it, anyway?

Conor Scully argues that the pro-business, pro-growth attitude pushed by Fine Gael leaves out students and workers and furthers inequality.

COMMENTLast week, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar gave an interview to the Irish Independent, which makes for unsettling reading. In it, he speaks of how increasing the resources allocated to hospitals would actually lead to a worse service overall, as …


Trinity Economic Forum draws to a close with clashing opinions by Paddy Cosgrave and Vernon Smith

Speaking exclusively to Trinity News professor Smith praised the strength of the Irish economic “comeback”, although he lamented the practise of bank bailouts and guarantees that took place

NEWSOn Saturday the 2016 Trinity Economic Forum (TEF) drew to a close, after a busy second day of distinguished guest speakers, animated panels and interactive workshops in Trinity’s Long Room Hub.

Among the contributors to the day’s discussions were Nobel

Paddy Cosgrave, David McWilliams, Vernon Smith and more announced for 2016 Trinity Economic Forum

The student organised weekend event is this year sponsored by the National Treasury Management Agency and Mazars


The line-up for the 2016 Trinity Economic Forum has been announced. WebSummit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave, newly appointed Trinity lecturer David McWilliams, former Department of Finance secretary general John Moran and more will be speaking at the college based event during …


College Historical Society and the Student Economic Review host Angus Deaton

The Nobel Prize winning economist said that rising inequality is contributing to an increase in American mortality rates

NEWS2015 Nobel prize winning economist Angus Deaton spoke to Trinity students today in an event jointly organised by The Hist and The Student Economic Review where he claimed that the mortality rate of lower class white Americans has increased.



TTIP of the Iceberg?

Feidhlim McGowan talks through the secrecy and doubt surrounding the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership


“Drugs are bad, m’kay?” One of the many memorable catchphrases in the comedy South Park, made by the teacher Mr. Mackey. Blunt statements like this are a convenient way to shut down discussion on a topic before pesky counterpoints are …