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Private School Dominance in High Points Courses Needs to be Understood

Kate Lawler argues that we must question an education system in which the largest student population is the least represented in high-points courses.
By Kate Lawler
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The Problem With Having a Single, Super University

James Shaw examines the idea that for Ireland to compete with top international universities, it will have to create a single "super university".
By James Shaw
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If Students Want Christmas Exams, They Should Make it Known

Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Chris Morash, discusses how, with students in favour of the proposed Christmas exam structure, they should inform the Fellows.
By Chris Morash
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The Question of What Would Replace the Eighth Amendment

Loic Delorme explores what the legislation replacing the eighth amendment could look like, a topic that has not been explored enough in national debate.
By Loic Delorme
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The Problems With the Way We’re Approaching Sexual Consent

Sex consent is vitally important, and young people deserve to be educated in it, but our approach leaves questions unanswered.
By James Behan
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Making the Case for an Income-Contingent Loan Scheme

Kate Lawler argues that an income-contingent loan might make college manageable for the students whose struggles are often forgotten.
By Kate Lawler
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Navigating Political Correctness in College

Ellen Orchard explores the pitfalls of the word 'problematic', but also looks at how the idea can be used to open up conversations on political correctness.
By Ellen Orchard
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It is High Time We Legalised Cannabis

Efforts to change how the drug is classified in Ireland have largely focused on decriminalisation, but its time we take steps towards legalisation.
By Kevin Donoghue
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The Current Campaign to Repeal the Eighth is Fatally Flawed

Simon Foy argues that the campaign to repeal the eighth amendment needs some major reforms if it is to win a referendum.
By Simon Foy
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The Increasing Corporatisation of Trinity Threatens to Undermine Its Core Function as a University

Trinity and Irish universities remain seriously underfunded by the state, but sacrificing collegiate values in favour of commercialisation presents many problems.
By James Shaw