That’s what friends are for: Ireland’s casual cronyism


“Paddy, don’t you know the Baileys? Good old boys in a big tent at the races.” These are lyrics from Bell X1’s ‘Sugar High’: an ode to Fianna Fáil’s tent at the Galway races occupied by Bertie and his boys once upon a time.

Gender wars on Kildare Street

Deirdre Clune

The nomination of John McNulty, by Fine Gael, for the Seanad seat left vacant by newly-elected MEP Deidre Clune has been marred in controversy in recent weeks. So much so that McNulty has withdrawn himself from the election.

USI says abortion legislation punishes vulnerable young women

"The law on abortion in Ireland is not being changed. Our country will continue to be one of the safest places in the world for childbirth," says An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

USI has spoken out about the abortion legislation. Isabella De Luca reports…

What your SU has done this year


As the end of the year gets closer and closer, we thought it’d be a good idea to pop into the SU and find out exactly what they’ve done this year…

News in review: Sin’s biggest news stories

Students protesting against grant cuts and fee increases last November.

We’ve had one hell of a year for news at Sin. Jenna Hodgins looks back over some of our major stories…

UCD egging students avoid expulsion

A few students got a little over-eggcited when Enda Kenny visited UCD to open the new Student Centre. They narrowly avoided eggspulsion.

Three students were lucky they weren’t expelled after throwing eggs at Enda Kenny. Orla Ryan has more…