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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
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When Rethinking How We Teach Undergraduates, We Have to Think About the Big Picture

Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Chris Morash, discusses how College aims to keep the big picture in mind while looking at each course and how its assessed.
By Chris Morash
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Irish Travellers Should be Recognised as an Ethnic Minority

James Shaw makes the case for Irish Travellers to be recognised as an ethnic minority and argues that their fight for equality is an anti-racist struggle.
By James Shaw
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"Locker Room Talk" Does Not Excuse Sexual Assault

Kate Lawler argues that joking about rape and sexual assault promotes a culture that normalises these serious crimes.
By Kate Lawler