Category: University

DCU’s Referendum: A Case for Irish Reunification

From today until the 9th of March, Dublin City University students will be asked to vote on whether or not they want their Students Union to support Irish reunification. The campaign is being run by 'DCU4Unity' and has cross-party support...

/ 07/03/2018

UCD’s Gender-Neutral Toilets

Just recently University College Dublin announced that they are planning to re-designate 170 toilets as gender neutral and construct new transgender changing facilities. Supposedly this move is part of a new university policy to provide a welcoming campus for transgender...

University of Limerick’s SU Mandate: Death of Democracy on Irish campuses

On Wednesday, February 21st, the University of Limerick Students’ Union voted to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment. The union’s official paper, An Focal, reported that a total of 256 UL students turned out to vote on whether...

/ 26/02/2018

The Conservative’s Guide to Trinity’s 2018 SU Elections

For over a week now, the excitement has been building up. First you had the hoards of students waving flyers in your face every time you walked through the Arts Block or the Hamilton Building. Then came the profile picture...

/ 19/02/2018
Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle

The Escalating War over Freedom of Speech on Campuses

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington In February, 2016, American conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro spoke at the University of California, Berkeley to...

/ 13/02/2018

The Farage Visit, a Step for Trinity in the Right Direction

Photo used with Permission from Tigran Simonian Last Friday, Nigel Farage (possibly the most controversial man in politics not currently living in the White House) spoke to the Hist regarding Brexit and Anglo-Irish relations. The talk and subsequent interactions with...

/ 07/02/2018

The Case for the Opt-Out Option

Donnchadh Curran argues that while leaving the Students' Union may not be necessarily a good thing, students should still have the chance to do so. A petition has been launched in Trinity, as many reading this will be aware, for...

/ 05/12/2017

A Fresh Farce from the Trinity Administration

Earlier today an email was circulated throughout Trinity College. It announced that the board of the university had “approved a proposal from the Equality Committee that the title given to first- and second-year undergraduate students be changed from “Freshman” to...

/ 28/11/2017

We deserve a better CSC

Several weeks ago, the Central Societies Committee (CSC) voted against a motion calling for Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES) to change their name to Dublin University Feminist Society, warning that such a change could “imperil” the future of the...

/ 16/11/2017

If Education is to be Valuable, it Cannot be Free

Last week, the Union of Students in Ireland brought thousands of students out of their classrooms and onto the streets to demand that the Government increase third-level funding. Many students are under very severe pressure as a result of the...

/ 15/10/2017