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The Greta Thunberg Effect

The planets temperature has risen by just under 1° Celsius since the 19th century most of which occurred in the last thirty years, sea levels are rising, ice sheets are melting and 2016 was the warmest year on record. These…

Politics

Exit From Brexit

The EU has agreed to allow the UK to extend the Brexit deadline. Theresa May sought to have it extended until 30th June. However, with European Parliamentary elections due to be held on the 23rd of May. The UK has…

Politics

Political Gridlock In Venezuela

Imagine your entire life savings being wiped out? Imagine having to spend half your weekly wages to afford a loaf of bread? Imagine in a time of crisis your leader not letting humanitarian aid into your country? Unfortunately, this is…

Features

Features

An Argument Against ‘No-Platforming’

For many on the right, discussing politics has become rather taboo on University campuses. University’s to them, seem dominated by a certain political ideology. That ideology is left wing in nature. The data somewhat backs up this idea. A paper…

Sports

Sport

Ireland’s Rugby Team Is Down, But Definitely Not Out

Ireland finished third in the Six Nations Championship. I’m not exactly sure what a team imploding looks like, but I’m pretty sure losing two games from five and falling to third in the world rankings isn’t implosion. Ireland’s losses have…

Music

Music

Gig In Review: Gus Dapperton

Gus Dapperton, a 22-year old New York singer/songwriter, arrives at the intimate setting of the Button Factory dressed in a velvet hot pink Turtleneck, paired with light pink sequin overall, fuscia tinted thick rimmed shades to accent his now iconic…

Music

In Conversation With: Fatima Osman

“This won’t ever become my career but I’m glad it’s going so well” Fatima Osman is busy. Not just law student-busy. Not just DJ-busy. Her weekdays consist of studying, going to class and working at a local prosecutor’s office. Her…

Music Uncategorized

The Groupchat: The Grammys

Niall O’S: As is tradition with the Tribune, we are tackling hot topics two weeks after everyone else has forgotten about them. Nevertheless, we are here to discuss the Grammys and answer questions like do we care? Should we care?…

Film

Film

Television In Review: ‘Dirty John’

If you’re looking for a new Netflix series to binge watch then ‘Dirty John’ is the one for you. This eight-part American true-crime drama and thriller has been raking in positive reviews and has stayed on the ‘popular’ and ‘trending…

Film

Film In Review: Captain Marvel

Ever wonder how Nick Fury lost his eye, or what Phil Coulson’s first rodeo was, or how awesome a female-led MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) film is? Well, look no further than ‘Captain Marvel’, the feminist answer to ‘Wonder Woman’; proving…

Film

Film In Review: Vice

The highly anticipated 2019 film ‘Vice’, directed by Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale as protagonist Dick Cheney, is a film unlike any other I have seen for a long time, if ever.   The film depicts the ruthless Dick…

Science

Science

Neanderthal DNA In Our Populations: Yea Or Nay?

The Neanderthals might have left our planet 40, 000 years ago, but they have not completely faded. They’re still a part of us, existing through our genes. The Neanderthals appeared in Eurasia circa 400, 000 years ago after their ancestors…

Science

Diet Wars: The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet or ‘keto’ was first devised in the 1920s, but not with weight loss in mind. It was initially designed for the treatment of childhood epilepsy. Indeed, the keto diet is, in fact, an effective method of controlling…

Law

Law

The Sins Of The Father

The fallout from Sean Quinn’s fall from grace continues. Mr Quinn’s five children, Colette, Ciara, Sean Jr., Aoife, and Brenda currently face proceedings in the High Court against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (“IBRC”) and its liquidator. The case turns on…

The Turbine

Turbine

Michael D. Higgins Expenses Revealed!

The Turbine has single-handedly managed to get a hold of a leaked report on the current president’s expenses that was prepared for a private viewing of the Public Accounts Committee. The details, as I’m sure you will agree, will shock…