Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Ireland Must Commit to Increased Third-Level Funding And Equal Access for All

The economic arguments are clear: Ireland must increase funding to its higher education institutions, writes Laura Harmon.
By Laura Harmon
Op-Ed

The Pandemic Throws Up Challenges for Third-Level – But Also Opportunities

Higher education institutions and students face a myriad of challenges, but this is also a chance to tear up the rulebook and bring about real reform, writes Seán Defoe.
By Seán Defoe
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Students Should Not Have to Pay the Debt for a Decade of Underfunding

The third-level sector has been starved of funding for years now, but students shouldn’t be forced to compensate for this during a pandemic, writes Rose Conway-Walsh.
By Rose Conway-Walsh
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There is a Sexual Violence Epidemic on Campuses. Students Need to Force the Government to Act

There is an epidemic of sexual violence on Irish campuses. The government needs to begin acting accordingly, writes Ruth Coppinger.
By Ruth Coppinger
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Universities Have a Seat at the Table. It’s Time to Reimagine Higher Education

Universities need to demonstrate a willingness to see themselves as part of the solution to the fundamental challenges they now face, writes Tom Boland.
By Tom Boland
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Students with Disabilities Have Long Sought Online Learning. It Must Continue and Improve

The coronavirus has brought online and remote learning to Trinity. Now they must be built upon, writes Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird.
By Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird
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Níl Aon Mheas ag an Rialtas Seo ar an nGaeilge sa Chóras Oideachais

Is údar díomá, seachas iontas, é an chaoi a gcaitear leis an teanga sa chóras oideachais, dar le Peter Kavanagh.
By Peter Kavanagh
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Failed by Successive Governments, Third-Level Needs Its Own Full Minister

State underfunding has forced universities to act like businesses, writes Kevin Mitchell. Now more than ever they need a cabinet-level champion.
By Kevin Mitchell
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Leaving Cert Inequality Doesn’t Start and End With Predictive Grades

Leaving certificate inequality existed long before calculated grades – it's built into the system, writes Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon.
By Gary Gannon
Op-Ed

Reshaping Board Will Change Trinity’s Governance – And Not for the Better

Prof Eunan O'Halpin, a two-time member of College Board, says history does not support the ideas underpinning proposed alterations to Board.
By Eunan O'Halpin