Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Breaking News: Students are Adults

It is by refusing to patronise students that we demonstrate our profound respect and high hopes for them, writes Dr Daragh Downes.
By Daragh Downes
Op-Ed

An Income-Contingent Loan Scheme is the Only Option for Ireland and its Students

Dr Aedín Doris and Prof Bruce Chapman argue that a loan scheme would have no negative impact on students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
By Aedín Doris and Bruce Chapman
Op-Ed

Income-Contingent Loans Would be a Risky Course of Action for Ireland

Dr Charles Larkin outlines his research, demonstrating the risks an income-contingent loan scheme would have for Ireland.
By Charles Larkin
Op-Ed

Why I Can’t Support a Student Loan Scheme

Carol Nolan, Sinn Féin education spokesperson and a member of the committee considering higher education funding, on the serious flaws in loan schemes.
By Carol Nolan
Op-Ed

Citizens’ Assembly Vote is an Important Vindication of Human Rights for Women and Girls

Many political and media commentators seek to paint the issue of abortion as controversial or divisive. It is not.
By Colm O'Gorman
Op-Ed

Academics and the Freedom to Express Controversial Opinions

Dr David Landy argues, in light of Trinity's upcoming conference on academic freedom, that it is universities' duty to discuss and shed light on controversial topics.
By David Landy
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This as a New Beginning for Science

Trinity's Professor of Biochemistry on what drove a normally laboratory-bound community on to the streets in support of science.
By Luke O'Neill
Op-Ed

The Role Students Will Play in the Next Stage in the Abortion Rights Campaign

Annie Hoey, President of USI, writes that students must be ready to campaign following the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly.
By Annie Hoey
Op-Ed

Our Approach to Obesity Needs to be More Compassionate

Dr Francis Finucane, a consultant endocrinologist in Galway University Hospitals and honorary senior lecturer in NUI Galway, argues for a different treatment of obesity.
By Francis Finucane
Op-Ed

Brexit is “Game on” and Irish Higher Education Needs to Prepare for the Challenge Ahead

Former Head of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Tom Boland argues that we need to enlist all of our talents as we prepare for Brexit.
By Tom Boland