Politicians have embraced a new strategy to avoid dealing with difficult questions: discrediting those who ask them.
In 2009 the Obama administration excluded Fox News from a round of interviews with an executive payroll manager due to its unfavourable reporting. They declared that they were a wing of the Republican Party, rather than a news organisation. Jake …
Collins beat Sibeal Conway to win the election
Shane Collins has been re-elected President of Trinity College Dublin Graduate’s Student Union (GSU).
The total valid poll was 525 with Collins receiving 326 votes, amounting to 62.09% of the total. The other candidate, Sibeal Conway, received 199 votes, amounting …
The 5 candidates for President and Vice-President spoke in the only debate of the campaign tonight
After two days of campaigning, the only debate of the Trinity College Graduates Students’ Union (GSU) took place in the Jonathan Swift Theatre tonight, Tuesday April 25. With voting beginning on Wednesday, it was the final chance for the candidates …
As the only Presidential candidate not currently involved with the SU, Mallon hopes to be a “bridge between” those inside and outside of the Union
Bryan Mallon is a Senior Sophister Irish Studies student from Co. Meath. Mallon is the current chairperson of DU GAA and vice-chair of the Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Cumann. Mallon frames himself as the “only non-Students’ Union candidate”. Referencing the …
Fear rises as Trump’s popularity seems to escalate, but when it comes down to the real competition, he doesn’t stand a chance.
I’m sitting in a pub on a Tuesday night, 3609 miles away from the man himself and yet even here, in the basement of a small drinking establishment in a country many miles away, Donald Trump’s name comes up, almost …
Conor Scully argues that the pro-business, pro-growth attitude pushed by Fine Gael leaves out students and workers and furthers inequality.
Last 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 …
Speaking to Trinity News, she outlined higher education funding as the number one priority should she be elected.
Annie Hoey, current deputy president and vice-president for equality and citizenship for the Union of Students Ireland (USI), announced on February 10 that she will be running for the role of USI president.
Speaking to Trinity News about her candidacy, …
After week one of full blown campaigning, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire looks at the main issues, stories and controversies that have arisen on the trail.
Lester Bangs once said: “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” The alleged actions of Caolán Maher (running to be Ents officer) show the Trinity currency is different; it …
President of the USI, Kevin Donoghue, strongly supported the show of strength from students
Queues of students have been forming outside garda stations over the last two days in order to ensure their place on the register of electors.
The actions have occurred in response to Taoiseach Enda Kenny announcing the dissolution of the …
The Smartvote app is a new election tool launched by USI earlier this month
New data released by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Smartvote.ie has revealed that 88% of users of the Smartvote app are in favour of abortion rights.
The Smartvote app is a new election tool, which has been …