Comment & Analysis

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Op-Ed

Disability Must Become a Priority in General Election Promises

Tom Clonan, independent candidate for the Seanad, describes his experience with Ireland’s disability services, and advocates for more efforts from the government.
By Tom Clonan
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Editorial

With Few Females Running for Election Yet Again, the Failure of “Women in Leadership” Becomes Apparent

The “successes” of last year’s Women in Leadership campaign failed to carry over to this year, because a long-term problem can’t be solved with a short-term solution.
By The Editorial Board
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Editorial

Halls Workshops are a Welcome First Step, But Tackling Sexual Assault Needs to Become More Fundamental

The “mandatory” Trinity Hall workshops bring us closer to a widespread understanding of consent, but we need a long-term solution to the college-wide problem.
By The Editorial Board
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Column

“Blue Monday” has Come and Gone, Yet Concerns about Mental Health Remain

Trinity's low dropout rates are emblematic of good quality mental health support services, and the rest of the country should take note.
By Aisling Curtis
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Contribution

LGBT Hustings Shouldn’t Be the Hunger Games

Sarah Scales argues that LGBT hustings has become a forum for meanness, jeopardising students’ perceptions of the LGBT community as a whole.
By Sarah Scales
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Op-Ed

In Identifying Ways to Determine Potential in the Leaving Cert, Debate and Scrutiny are Welcome

Professor Patrick Geoghegan, project sponsor of the Trinity Admissions Feasibility Study, defends the need for alternative measures of potential.
By Patrick Geoghegan
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Analysis

Ents Candidates Offer Original Perspectives on the Future of Ents

In interviews with The University Times, candidates highlight issues such as exclusion, alcohol culture, and the infamous Trinity Ball.
By Julianne Flynn
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Op-Ed

Students Need to “Rock the Vote” Again

Senator Gerard Craughwell argues that students have proved that a single vote makes a difference and must maintain this momentum for general election 2016.
By Gerard Craughwell
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Analysis

Communications Candidates Vow to Improve Union Visibility and Transparency

In interviews with The University Times, candidates consider the importance of a solid base for advertising, increasing visibility, and creating feedback channels.
By Jack Hartnett and Nora Donnelly
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Analysis

In Welfare Race, Consensus Among Candidates Over Need for Inclusivity in Union

In interviews with The University Times, candidates discuss the importance of supporting students, and why campaigns on accommodation and sexuality must continue.
By Emer Gerrard and Aoife O’Donoghue