Editorial

Editorial

Protest Against Israeli Ambassador has Focused Attention on Free Speech, Rather than Human Rights

Taking such pronounced measures has meant Students for Justice in Palestine lost control of the discussion, making it harder to promote their aims.
Editorial

A Reluctance to Pay for Free Education is a Worrying Hurdle for the Student Movement

When barely 50 per cent of Trinity students would pay higher taxes for free education, student leaders must redouble their efforts to unite the student movement.
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Union Must Tread Carefully Around Irish Reunification Preferendum

Questions of national sovereignty and territorial disputes seem beyond student concerns, and give reason to hesitate before leaping towards union stance.
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New Shorter Campaign Period would be Infeasible with Many More Candidates

Instead of rejuvenating the campaign period and giving candidates a sense of urgency, this year’s campaigns have been sluggish and slow to get off the ground.
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Be Wary of a Funding Model that Sells £4 Billion of Student Loans to Investors

The UK’s decision to introduce the private sector into the student loan market undermines any argument in favour of loans.
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Stephen Donnelly’s Switch to Fianna Fáil will not Endear Disillusioned Young People

Stephen Donnelly seems to have shocked the country, perhaps because his enthusiasm and passion for his cause had captured attention beyond his constituency.
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Improving Research Output Should be Prioritised. Increasing Internal Competition Should Not

A system that would cause colleagues to directly compete and that ignores much of what academics do is not one that we should adopt.
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Temporary Contracts in Trinity Raise Questions Over University Autonomy

Universities shouldn’t be burdened by regulation, but autonomy isn’t a right to treat staff poorly.
Editorial

“Baptism Barrier” Primary Schools and Impersonal CAO Should Learn From Each Other

The Irish education system, at different stages, either reduces applicants identities to a number or fixates on their religious belief.
Editorial

Trinity’s New “Diktat” for Staff Reveals the Darker Side of Commercialisation

Objections to commercialisation are often dismissed as ideological. Yet new temporary contracts for support staff reveal more worrying consequences.