Comment & Analysis

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Editorial

Colleges Have a Duty to Help Ukrainians, But the Govt Must Support Them

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has said that Ukrainian students coming to Ireland will be given EU fee status.
By The Editorial Board
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Analysis

Seanad Candidates Sing From the Same Hymn Sheet on Higher-Education Issues

The 16 attendees of last night's hustings were broadly in agreement that more funding is needed for the sector, and that many barriers exist to access.
By Mairead Maguire
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Analysis

Quizzed on Ukraine Crisis, Seanad Candidates Back Irish Neutrality

The candidates were asked how Ireland should respond to the situation.
By Jody Druce
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Analysis

For Many Seanad Candidates, Climate Action is the Most Pressing National Issue

Sixteen of the 17 candidates attended a hustings in Trinity last night where they were asked what their priorities would be if elected.
By Emer Moreau
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Op-Ed

Nightclub Licensing Laws are Leaving us Culturally Deprived

The Give Us the Night campaign is lobbying for the modernisation of Irish nightclub, including sensible licensing laws and later opening times for clubs, writes Robbie Kitt.
By Robbie Kitt
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Column

For Some, Election Campaigning is Everything. For Most, it’s ‘What Elections?’

Next year's sabbatical officers were last week elected by the majority of voters. But with meagre turnout, can they really say they were backed by the majority of students, asks Sophie Coffey.
By Sophie Coffey
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Column

To Mask or Not to Mask? The Latest Campus Quandary

I don’t think it is a bad thing that we continue to pick up on cues and adapt our behaviours based on each individual situation, writes Phoebe Pascoe.
By Phoebe Pascoe
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Analysis

Exacting Questions at JCR Hustings Make Some Candidates – and Break Others

At a combined JCR and media hustings, candidates faced very specific queries which left some reeling.
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Column

For TCDSU Elections, Facebook is Out and Instagram is In

Gone are the days of inviting your hundreds of friends to like your campaign page, writes Emma Taggart.
By Emma Taggart
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Column

Sabbatical Candidates Would do Well to Target the First-Year Vote

Ahead of Halls hustings, Phoebe Pascoe asks why first years are something of a neglected cohort, despite being relatively easy to sway.
By Phoebe Pascoe