Comment & Analysis

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Column

Students’ Unions Must Strike the Balance Between Voicing the Political and Representing the Student Body

Ellen Orchard examines the balance in students' unions between student-related issues and wider campaigns.
By Ellen Orchard
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Contribution

For Higher Education, Budget 2017 Displays a Short-Term Focus

While any investment is welcome given the ongoing crisis, €36.5 million is out of place given the government's hyperbolic rhetoric.
By Christopher McMahon
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Column

Those in Trinity With the Chance to Vote in the US Election Should Seize It

Simon Foy considers the vital role students will play in electing the next president and discusses the importance of overseas votes.
By Simon Foy
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Ní Maith an tIonadaí do Réitigh Pholaitiúla atá i gComhdhearcadh Polaitiúil

Cibé acu an t-oochtú leasú nó an t-ardoideachas atá i gceist, is ga cinntí a dhéanamh le comhdhearcadh nó gan é.
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Editorial

Political Consensus is a Poor Substitute for Political Solutions

Whether over higher education or repeal the eighth, decisions need to be made with or without consensus.
By The Editorial Board
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Bua ag Fossil Free TCD, in Ainneoin an Fhorthoraidh Samhna

Cé go bhfuil a chuma ar an scéal go bhfogróidh an Coláiste go ndídhílseoidh sé i mí na Samhna, tá bua le haimsiú go fiú i gcur chuige an ghrúpa féin.
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Editorial

For Fossil Free TCD, a Victory Regardless of November’s Outcome

While it looks likely the College will announce that it will divest in November, the group’s approach is something of a victory in itself.
By The Editorial Board
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Op-Ed

Proposals Similar to a Graduate Tax Could Help Deal With Funding Challenges

Between the funding crisis, rising student numbers and Brexit, the Irish third-level sector is in dire need of a new funding model to meet these challenges argues Brian Hayes MEP.
By Brian Hayes
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Contribution

Trinity’s Admin Failings Hinder an Otherwise Incredible Erasmus Experience

Stephen McLoughlin discusses the difficulties he faced with Trinity administration both before he went on Erasmus and on his return.
By Stephen McLoughlin
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Op-Ed

From Funding to Policy Failings to the Casualisation of Staff, the Very Fabric of Third-Level is Threatened

Mike Jennings, General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, on some of the biggest issues facing the sector, both students and staff.
By Mike Jennings