Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Schols Quota Debacle: The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

It is a disgrace that students who strive for Schols will be refused the award on account of the College prioritising money over students, writes Ryan Alberto Ó Giobúin.
By Ryan Alberto Ó Giobúin
Op-Ed

After Leaving Ógra Fianna Fáil, I Expected Pushback – But Not Vitriol

I’ve received bitter abuse over my decision to quit the party, but I have not given up on politics, writes Niko Kawonczyk.
By Niko Kawonczyk
Op-Ed

The Young Greens and the Green Party Are From Different Centuries

There is an irreconcilable disagreement on the fundamentals between Young Greens and old Greens, writes Tara Nic Giolla Seanáin.
By Tara Nic Giolla Seanáin
Op-Ed

Will Higher Education Learn from the Lessons of the Pandemic?

The move to innovative forms of learning and classroom-based assessments came as a shock to higher education institutions – but now they should be incorporated into the norm, writes Tom Boland.
By Tom Boland
Op-Ed

Human Rights Defenders are Under Threat – Students Must Support Them

After college, students have around 2,000 weeks before retirement – they must use them to improve human rights and support Human Rights Defenders, writes Mary Lawlor.
By Mary Lawlor
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
Op-Ed

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
Op-Ed

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
Op-Ed

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