Category: University

Stop the Seminars! Maynooth Takes on Populism

Another day, another seminar on the far right, or so the phrase goes. “StopFarRight” (kudos on the name) is a series of seminars designed to bring about “discussion and debate between academics and civil society groups on how best to...

/ 08/12/2021

Sympathy for the Neocon? Mark Humphrys vs DCU

Blood has been in the water for Ireland’s most prolific and perhaps only self-identifying neoconservative over the past fortnight, with the targeting of DCU lecturer Dr Mark Humphrys by anti-racist campaigners. Aiming to put the Computer Science lecturer and part-time...

/ 01/12/2021

Trinity Trans Referendum to Boycott Irish Times Flops

Ireland's cultural revolutionaries went just that bit further in undermining themselves yesterday with the failure of a referendum intended to boycott the Irish Times in Trinity College. Driven by the embattled paper of record's decision to platform trans critical feminists...

/ 27/11/2021

Knives Out for Irish Times with TCD Trans-Boycott Referendum

There’s nothing better than being handed an open goal by your political opponents. And yet, TCD Student Union’s upcoming referendum to boycott the Irish Times presents us all just that. The Trans Lobby Comes for Irish Times Ireland’s trans mafia...

/ 11/11/2021

TCD Academic Flogging New Antiracist Book For Over €100

Lentin Cashes In An old hand in the Irish diversity scene, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at TCD, Ronit Lentin looks set to extract blood from the stone with her new pricey book on the Irish asylum industry.  Retailing at €105...

/ 22/09/2021

Trinity News’s TERF Tantrum

The gnashing of teeth has been audible from House 6 this week with public discord emerging  between TCD’s Trinity News and the Irish Times, resulting in the former terminating their business relationship with the Tara Street hacks. Disharmony emerged with...

/ 14/08/2021

Galway People Before Profit Embroiled in Yet Another MeToo Scandal

Note: This article was amended on the 8th of April to clarify aspects of the legal disputes which have and are occurring as well as individuals involved. The world and NUIG in particular woke up to yet another MeToo scandal...

/ 07/04/2021

Burkean Candidate Pledges Flat to Asylum Seekers —Asks Other TCDSU Candidates to Do Likewise

Earlier this week The Burkean reported on the launch of our former Culture Editor Peter Caddle’s candidacy for the editorship of TCD’s University Times in this year's TCDSU student elections. As the masthead publication for the student body, the editorial...

/ 06/03/2021

Defending the Classics Against Wokeness —An Irish Student Experience

I used to think that having reached my third year at college I could no longer be shocked by the wokeness which permeates the university campus, its students and faculty. I thought I would be able to grit my teeth...

/ 03/03/2021

TCDSU Votes to Commit itself to Activism at Student Expense

Yesterday evening, Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) decided to undertake another two campaigns against national policy. At the second council of the year, the SU voted to support the undermining of the 27th amendment, which removed birthright citizenship from...

/ 25/11/2020