Feelings Versus Freedom: The New Censorship

Feelings Versus Freedom: The New Censorship

In response to the comments raised by the Minister for the Diaspora and International Development regarding John Waters’ speech at the University of Notre Dame, Hugh Treacy takes to task the ever-increasing “feelings based” censorship. John Waters...
We deserve a better CSC

We deserve a better CSC

Several weeks ago, the Central Societies Committee (CSC) voted against a motion calling for Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES) to change their name to Dublin University Feminist Society, warning that such a change could “imperil” the future of the...
Free speech, BDS and the Israel Exception

Free speech, BDS and the Israel Exception

In February this year Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) shut down a speech by the Israeli ambassador organised by the Society for International Affairs (SOFIA).  In September, members of SJP who also belong to Trinity People before Profit again demonstrated...
Again… A University is not a Safe Space

Again… A University is not a Safe Space

In a recent debate at the Oxford Union, Peter Tatchell spoke in support of the motion “A University Should Not Be a Safe Space”. The gay rights rights campaigner justified his rejection of such a policy by claiming that it would allow a self selected group...