Reform of US visa programme may affect applications made by Irish graduates

Moves by Trump’s transition team indicate a reform of the H1-B visa to restrict applicants to only the most highly-qualified


The status of the H1-B visa, a temporary work permit for skilled foreign professionals used by many Irish graduates, is being scrutinised by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, indicating a potential revamp of the programme once the Trump administration assumes


The hypocrisy of the west

Ines Niarchos argues that the ‘pragmatic’ approach of western foreign policy is a hypocritical one full of double-standards


Death of  a Dictator: the wider question?

“…it is ironic to note that Guantanamo Bay, a haven of abuse in Cuba, is under US control.”

Last week Fidel Castro died. Reaction from politicians has been mixed, from Donald Trump’s declaration


“I’m Sorry”

Pavel Rozman describes the atmosphere of disbelief and disillusionment following the American Presidential Election

“ People simply ask how I am – we don’t say the word election but we both know what we’re talking about.”

I wrote a piece on these pages about the US election a while ago and I’d like to


Trinity students react to Trump

Students at home and abroad share their reactions to the elected ‘Trump America’


“What disturbs me the most is the indifferent people. The people who think that racism is an opinion to be respected.” This “silent racism” is, in Miller’s opinion, the “biggest threat” to the world at the moment.”

Donald Trump’s election


Our sense of foreboding has rung true and it’s a deafening sound

Zahra Khan describes the dumbfounding fear she felt as the electoral votes began to clock up in favour of Donald Trump, America’s 45th President

“We were never prepared to expect a man who wished to bar all Muslims from entering the US. We were never prepared to expect that the Majority would agree.”

I did not wake up to the shocking, soul shattering news …

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How to fix the American Presidential Debates

Contributing writer Andrew Blennerhassett looks at the problems with current US presidential debates and explores ways the format might be changed to overcome these issues


“Viewership of the debates has waned since the first debates were televised in the 1960s. Even when we allow for the increase in viewing choice today compared to 50 years ago, a steady trend of increasing public apathy is clear.”

Politics and the art of lying

Taking a look at just how much deception Clinton and Trump have gotten away with this election cycle


Most of us tell lies everyday: saying you’ve left the house when you’re still getting ready, telling yourself you’ll never drink again after a particularly wild night out, or even just saying you’ve read and agree to the terms and

The Pav gets political: Polsoc and SOFIA’s screening of the Trump/Clinton debate

Eunice Collins reviews the debate, screened by Trinity’s politics society and SOFIA at the Pav


The Trump/Clinton debate was screened by SOFIA and the Politics Society in the Pav yesterday evening. The enthusiastic turnout surpassed the seating available, but students stayed and watched through the open back door, eager for a glimpse of the next …