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In the Years Ahead, Student Activists Need to Stay Mobilised and Engaged

Philip McGuinness argues that Irish students must look beyond repeal or once-a-year marches and work for sustained change.
By Philip McGuinness
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After Saturday, Sinn Féin’s Hypocrisy on the Eighth Amendment is Glaring

The party didn't attend the March for Choice at the weekend, offering a poor excuse despite their nominal support for repeal.
By Simon Foy
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Ireland’s 2015 Victory for Marriage Equality Paved Way for Rest of World

Being the first country in the world to vote in marriage equality has led to Australia embarking on a similar journey.
By Ciannait Khan
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We Have a Timeline for a Repeal Referendum. We Must be Prepared

Annie Hoey argues that, following Leo Varadkar's announcement of a May or June referendum, activists must prepare for the challenge ahead.
By Annie Hoey
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Reaction to Animal Testing in Trinity is Hypocritical and Inconsistent

Ciannait Khan argues that momentary, self-righteous anger does little to further the more fundamental questions about how we treat animals.
By Ciannait Khan
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Trinity’s Rankings Rise Must Not Obscure the Challenges Facing Irish Universities

Today's warning from UCD about cutting places for Irish students is arguably more important than the climb of Irish universities in the ranking tables.
By Simon Foy
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Extending Voting Rights to 16 and 17-Year-Olds Should Not be Swept Under the Carpet

A system whereby an individual is considered to be mature enough to pay tax but too immature to vote on issues that influence taxation seems contradictory.
By Kate Lawler
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Taking a Break From University Should Not be Viewed as a Personal Failure

Ellen Orchard argues that deciding to take a break from university needn’t always be viewed as a negative experience or feel like a personal failure.
By Ellen Orchard
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The Student Movement’s Renewed Commitment to the Irish Language

USI voting to introduce a full-time, paid vice-president for the Irish language is another symbol of students renewed commitment to seeing the language flourish.
By Philip McGuiness
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Why Students’ Unions and Universities are on the Same Page Over Autonomy

Colleges are calling for autonomy from the government, while restricting the freedoms of their students' unions.
By Dominic McGrath