Trinity investigates claims boat club members were whipped with bamboo sticks

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is investigating allegations that new members of its boat club were told to strip to their underwear and whipped with bamboo sticks as part of an initiation ceremony. It has been claimed by current and former members of the Dublin University Boat Club that annual rituals designed to humiliate new members, or ‘novices’, have been taking place over a number of years …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 30 January]

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