Tag: TCD

Did Gulf Money Almost Stop Trinity From Flying the Pride Flag?

The raising of LGBT colours for the first time by Trinity College engendered a rather unusual news story the past week with alleged and mysterious pressure being placed upon the college not to do so. Reported initially by the Sunday...

/ 18/06/2022

The Berkeley Library Should be Renamed

Introduction Well the drunken clown's still hanging round” – Townes Van Zandt, ‘Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel’ In ‘The Necessity for De-Anglicising Ireland’, Douglas Hyde laments that the Irish are “a nation of imitators”. Little has changed to refute the...

/ 05/04/2022

Icarus Redacted: Trinity Tries to Hide Print Edition After Burkean Prank

Burkean writers have been attentively scanning TCD’s skyscape for the surreptitious sight of smoke emerging from the Student Union offices this week as the Icarus editorial team tried to cover their tracks after last week’s poetry prank. Sufficient to say...

/ 31/03/2022

Icarus: Woke TCD Poetry Journal Publishes Fake Poems Written by The Burkean

Icarus magazine currently holds the reputation of being Trinity College’s — if not Ireland’s — premier poetry journal. In yesteryear, it has been edited by such litterateurs as David Norris, Derek Mahon and Brendan Kennelly, and with contributions from Seamus...

/ 23/03/2022

Battle of the Girlbosses? TCDSU Elections 2022

“Wokeness is God's gift to the radical right, not for Hannity-tier "they've gone too far" reasons—its runaway humanitarianism has shifted a chunk of IQ elite outside the academy by barring psychologically healthy people. Once IQ hegemony goes, the barrier to...

/ 02/03/2022

Is the Trinity Seanad Race Already Sewn Up?

Nominations are closed, ballot papers are being posted and the University of Dublin's 2022 Seanad by-election is on.  It is a large field of 17 candidates, with representatives of minority communities, family therapists, former ambassadors, Continuity Greens, Dissident Greens, students,...

/ 25/02/2022

The Udoma Committee: TCD Phil’s POC Powwow

Ireland's rising tide of colour seized temporary control of Trinity's GMB debating hall for the inaugural Udoma subcommittee geared at incubating 'POC' debaters. Not knowing where else to spend a squally February evening, this at the time rather intoxicated Burkean...

/ 12/02/2022

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 Debating Scandal: Do Bugman Sexual Ethics Have a Future

Another Irish institution was put on notice this month with allegations of sexual impropriety emerging, this time in the swank environs of Trinity College debating. Centring on the twin TCD debating societies (The Hist and The Phil), the scandal aired...

/ 25/09/2021