Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Conversations on Repealing the Eighth Must be Rationally Informed

Laura Harmon discusses the reasoned and contemplative debate that must emerge around the issue of repealing the eighth.
By Laura Harmon
Op-Ed

This Generation of Young Women Must Continue the Fight for Equality

Ivana Bacik discusses the career path she took and the barriers that still exist for young women today.
By Ivana Bacik
Op-Ed

Voting No to USI is Not Just a Simple Rejection of a National Union

Chris Lee, a campaign manager for the no side in the 2013 UCD disaffiliation referendum, argues that the debate about reaffiliation is more nuanced than some imply.
By Chris Lee
Op-Ed

Finally a Tenure System That Seeks Gender Equality

Linda Hogan, Vice-Provost of Trinity, discusses the changes to the tenure-track system in order to equalise access.
By Linda Hogan
Op-Ed

Students Need to Carefully Consider the Promises Being Put Forward by Other Parties

Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael, discusses education as a key driver of economic recovery, and how Fine Gael's jobs plan should matter to students.
By Enda Kenny
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Those Who Benefit from Graduates Must Contribute to their Third-Level Education

Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, lays out a unique solution to the problems faced by third-level institutions.
By Eamon Ryan
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Access to a Top-Quality Education Should be Determined by Hard Work, not Ability to Pay

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil, explores the failings of the previous government and sets out a plan for more higher education funding, not less.
By Micheál Martin
Op-Ed

Labour Will Not Tolerate Destructive, Socially Regressive Education Policies

Joan Burton, leader of the Labour Party, discusses future funding options for higher education that will see the sector thrive.
By Joan Burton
Op-Ed

We Don’t Have to Live in an Unequal Society

Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Féin, argues for total reform of the education sector and the elimination of third-level fees.
By Gerry Adams
Op-Ed

Without Investment in Third-Level, Ireland’s Long-Term Prosperity is in Danger

Stephen Donnelly, co-leader of the Social Democrats, argues that politicians must pay greater attention to student concerns.
By Stephen Donnelly