Opinion Contribution


A Year on, Here’s What Healing After Rape Looks Like

Healing is a slow and ugly process, but rebuilding yourself is always possible, and always worthwhile.

Why Irish Universities Should Invest in Interviews of Medicine Candidates

An interview process for medical courses would allow universities to assess candidates for vital personality traits, writes Jake Gilchrist.
By Jake Gilchrist

Presidential Candidates Overlook Students at Their Peril

By disregarding students, Ireland's presidential candidates are ignoring a demographic that can transform Ireland, writes Tara Porter McEvoy.
By Tara Porter McEvoy

Anti-Traveller Prejudice is Alive and Well in Irish Politics

Students must stand up against Peter Casey and Josepha Madigan, who have played on prejudice for personal gain, writes Patrick McDonagh.
By Patrick McDonagh

It’s Time For Men to Get Real About Mental Health

Opening up about mental health doesn't show weakness – it demonstrates strength, writes Daniel Twomey.
By Daniel Twomey

Consent Workshops Won’t Be Enough to Tackle On-Campus Sexual Assaults

Students must contribute to the creation of a new reporting system for sexual assault in Irish universities, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins

Expensive Academic Books Put A Price Tag On Knowledge

Students already pay so much for college and the price of academic texts is another barrier to education, writes Jack Synnott.
By Jack Synnott

Trinity Must Work Harder to Make Its Graduates Employable

Despite an improvement this year, Trinity's position in the QS Rankings is not something the College should take lightly, writes Paddy Mockler.
By Paddy Mockler

Sean Binder’s Arrest Represents the Criminalisation of Compassion

One can only make sense of what is happening to Sean Binder in light of EU policy to criminalise solidarity, writes Dr Andrew Finlay.
By Andrew Finlay

For International Students, the Recent Re-Entry Visa Reform Is an Unnecessary Stress

The elimination of the online appointment system could make it more difficult for universities to attract international students, writes Jake Gilchrist.
By Jake Gilchrist