Why has Ireland’s “yellow vest” movement failed to take off?

Through political, cultural, and social differences, the translation of France’s activist revolution can’t seem to empassion any support in Ireland

It’s a scary time to be an exchange student in France. With rising political tensions, there are weekly unavoidable protests right on our doorstep. Many Trinity students studying in France have come face-to-face with the gilets jaunes or yellow vests,


Shifting the conversation on housing

Misdirected and neglectful political and media treatment of the housing protest signal a government without scruples

Much of the public and media reaction to the recent occupation of city centre properties, and the subsequent law enforcement response, has been deeply disappointing. Commentators are too fixated on whether the protest was “legitimate”. There is an inordinate amount …


Students for Justice in Palestine fined for protest at Israeli ambassador talk

College has also refused to accept a petition on behalf of the group

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been fined €150 following their protest of a talk, organised by the Society for International Affairs (SoFIA), given by the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.

Speaking to Trinity News, Ciaran O’Rourke, one of the


TCDSU to participate in Dublin climate march

The march is part of a wider day of campaigning taking place across the world.


Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) is due to take part in the Dublin climate march on November 29.

The march is part of a Global Climate March taking place that day ahead of the United Nations’ Paris Climate Conference


Students in Myanmar continue hunger strike for release of political prisoners

Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, has urged students to stop.


Students in Myanmar are persisting in their hunger strike, which was taken up as a means of peaceful protest calling for the release of political prisoners.

Aung Hmaing San, leader of the protest and member of the All Burma Federation


NCAD Student Action march to the Department of Education

Students gathered at NCAD Thursday before marching to the Department of Education in protest over fee increases, structural changes and lack of transparency around college accounts.

Student protests continued at NCAD Thursday with a march against cuts, fee increases, structural changes and the lack of transparency around college accounts. Led by the NCAD Student Action group, between one hundred and fifty to two hundred students, alumni, …


Social media provides another avenue for protest in Stoneybatter

The use of social media as a political platform has played an important part of the anti-water charges movement, but it is just one aspect of a dynamic campaign in the heart of Dublin’s north inner city.

indepth1Eric was on holiday in Spain during last October’s Right2Water march, the first major rally against water charges held in Dublin. Taken aback by the size of the “colossal” crowd that marched on that autumn weekend, however, he was quick …


The Student Doth Protest Too Little

D. Joyce-Ahearne

InDepth Editor

What is the role of the student? How are we perceived? What do we expect of ourselves? We’re drunk and loud on Harcourt Street at three in the morning. We’re discussing Montaigne in Walter Mitty’s over …