Editorial

Editorial

Free Education, Considering its Supporters, Doesn’t Deserve Politicians’ Scepticism

There are few proposals so widely supported, yet still treated as peripheral, than free education.
Editorial

Concerns Over Loan Schemes Cannot go Unaddressed

The deep concerns over the feasibility of income-contingent loan schemes raised this week must be looked at seriously, and urgently.
Editorial

Exams May Seem like a Means to an End, but What They Stand For is Increasingly Important

The end goal of revision is not to regurgitate info – but to engage with ideas and defend the academic freedom that is so essential to critical thought.
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After Years of Reports, HSE Failings with Student Nurses and Midwives is Unsurprising

That the HSE is failing to entice students to remain in Ireland is just another example of Ireland’s students, nurses and midwives being let down.
Editorial

Citizens’ Assembly Decision Indicates the Value of Experts in the Repeal Debate

On the same weekend thousands around the world marched to defend facts, we can’t forget the value of experts in the repeal debate.
Editorial

Calls for Corporations to Fund Education Shows the Old Student Versus State Mentality is Being Eroded

Taxes on profits and employer levies are entering the mainstream as an acceptable way to fund higher education.
Editorial

Trinity Needs to Ensure that Gender Equality is Given the Focus it Requires

If there is to be no vice-president for gender equality, Trinity needs to ensure that the issue is still properly addressed.
Editorial

For Students, a Decision on Funding Coming After the Summer is an Advantage

With students gone from institutions, there would be few allies around for the last chance to stop a loan-based system being introduced.
Editorial

Keane and Israel Motion Controversy Shows the Need to Navigate Between Beliefs and Representation

Wanting to represent all students is admirable, but harder with the presidential position than others. A lot of consideration needs to go into promises.
Editorial

An Ireland Without Independent Students’ Unions Would be a Poorer, Less Liberal Place

Students have been vital in campaigns like marriage equality and repeal. Encroachments on autonomy threaten to end that impact.