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In Trying to Secure Student Accommodation, Universities Face a Multitude of Challenges

As the student accommodation crisis rages on, institutes are trying to secure their own beds, but face plenty of roadblocks.
By Simon Foy
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Gaeilgeoirí Gan Cúis Imní Tar Éis Cinnidh NUIG

Níl Ceannaire Ollscoil le Gaeilge éigeantach chun cultúr Gaelach a bhuanú.
By Christopher McMahon
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By Awarding Scholarships to Refugees, DCU sets a Precedent Other Universities Should Follow

Kate Lawler examines DCU's compassionate approach to help refugees and agrues that other Irish universities should follow suit.
By Kate Lawler
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Inequality is Rising and More Needs to be Done to Tackle It

Seán Barret argues that inequality is rising, and the education system needs to be the one that tackles it.
By Seán Barrett
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Students’ Hostility Towards Free Speech Has Gone Too Far

In an age when rightwing populism is on the rise, the answer is not to censor it but to counter it with better arguments.
By Simon Foy
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The Art of Protesting Still has the Ability to Effect Great Change

Protesting is often maligned as being unconstructive. Recent examples in Trinity and further afield prove its worth.
By James Shaw
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Social Media Detoxes are Difficult Because We Depend on Online Platforms in an Irreversible Way

Ellen Orchard examines the way in which social media is both a damaging and an essential component of the world today, making stepping away from it difficult
By Ellen Orchard
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Unless Something is Done, Ireland May End up with its Own Brexit or Trump

James Behan argues that we need to look beyond our progressive bubble and social media.
By James Behan
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Greater Rent Controls Would Prevent Spiralling Costs and Benefit Students

James Shaw argues that the government needs to introduce short-term and long-term plans to prevent spiralling rental costs.
By James Shaw
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Women’s March Sets the Tone For How the World Should React to President Trump

Marches across the globe on Saturday outlined how best to deal with a Trump presidency – by not laying down quietly.
By Simon Foy