The name of the Berkeley Library has previously been the subject of controversy at TCD, with current President of Trinity College’s Student Union Gabi Fullam having made a campaign promise to rename the library. 

Leftist student activists have long used the Berkeley Library as a cheap whipping boy to promote left-wing activism on campus, stirring outrage over the eponymous 18th century philosopher George Berkeley’s history of slave ownership.

Lunatics, asylum etc.

Now, Students4Change, an organisation chaired by Hungarian Marxist László Molnárfi, wishes to change the name of TCD’s Berkeley Library to the Thomas Sankara Library, in honour of the African Marxist leader of Burkina Faso.

Humorously, various users left comments under S4C’s announcement post with statements such as “Nice, but how is he even related to Trinity College?”, “Weird call…” and “Did he go to Trinity?”

László’s unfamiliarity with Ireland really shows through the outlandish proposition Students4Change has recently adopted. As the organisation’s chairman, it was his prerogative to measure the suitability of such a proposal to an Irish college setting. Equally so, it could be the case that the Hungarian Marxist did seek consensus from his peers on such a proposal, only indicating their detachment from the country they are living in even further.

PC Gone Mad

The Burkean has previously suggested that the library be re-named after Irish patriot John Mitchel, who as a part of the Young Ireland movement fought for the freedom of an independent Irish nation. Perhaps László would do well to brush up on his Irish history? Last time I checked, Thomas Sankara never visited Ireland, let alone was a Trinity alumni. 

Rather than renaming the Berkeley Library, Trinity College Dublin is currently considering a proposal to dename it. László may be in luck, as later this year when he takes over as Student Union president, the ground will have been cleared for him to name the library after whoever he wants. 

Posted by James Fitzgerald


  1. Daniel BUCKLEY 31/03/2023 at 3:16 pm

    University education is but idoctrination. The more they educate idiots the more they lose touch with reality.


  2. Those not from Ireland must be curtailed from entering any position that allows any decision making in Ireland. We have seen what allowing non Irish in to positions that gives them power to influence decisions has done to this country already.


  3. Ireland is the wokest parish on the planet .


  4. Ivaus@thetricolour 04/04/2023 at 6:15 am

    The conveyor belt to the Irish Establishment, and look at the results it’s produced in government, law,media and a rogue civil service… It will all end,eventually and we can look forward to a proper shindig


  5. Kevin Mulholland 04/04/2023 at 9:26 am

    Could Thomas Sankara even find Ireland on a map?


  6. Is Burkina Faso some sort of real-life Wakanda, then?


  7. Some uneducated, xenophobic rubbish posted here.

    I am a real social psychologist, and people who declare to be anti woke, tend to score higher on prejudice. Also tend to have lower IQs as well, inline with earlier research by Adorno et al, 1950, & Onraet et al. 2015. And of course be right wing (Hodson & Dhon’t 2015).

    Ohm universities, overall, they teach critical thinking skills, and don’t always succeed.


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