Residents of the Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen have gone on hunger strike to protest their “inhumane” living conditions. The hunger strike began on the morning of Tuesday July 28th and follows calls for the centres closure by its residents and…
On the 22nd of July, Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Féin TD and opposition spokesperson on Higher Education, Innovation, and Science, spoke with The College Tribune on a number of ongoing student topics. The interview began with the matter of government funding….
It’s no secret that I am in favour of new leadership in the Green Party. I made that clear in my last piece; “Ryan Is Not The Green Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy”. So let’s be clear from the top – I am biased. However, the following is not intended as an attack on the new Minister for Climate Action.
With the government’s encouragements and a growing itch to travel post-lockdown, summer 2020 has been deemed to be the summer of enjoying all that Ireland has to offer; its long-winded walking trails, rugged coastlines and pristine beaches as well as…
The Dáil’s summer recess may be upon us but the issues engulfing the Green Party linger on. The turbulent last few months have left its mark on all branches of the party, not least the University College Dublin (UCD) Young…
In less than a decade there has been a huge change in the way people approach social change. Young people across the world are becoming more concerned about making a positive impact on the world they live in. According to Forbes, 94% of young people want to use their skills to benefit a cause. This change in the way people think brought with it a realisation that charity isn’t the way forward as it does not provide a sustainable long term solution. This led to people turning to Social Entrepreneurship.
The University College Dublin (UCD) Association Football Club (AFC) have come out of lockdown looking better than they did heading into it, in the first two weeks since the return of soccer. Since the Airtricity League First Division season returned on the 31st of July, UCD were held to a goalless draw first game back in the Belfield Bowl against Longford Town, before taking a 3-1 victory against Shamrock Rovers II.
University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) top football league returned after a long hiatus this weekend, as the Superleague kicked off their amended summer format with an all-new look to the tournament.
University College Dublin (UCD) Rugby Football Club (RFC) will be hosting a unique fundraising event on Saturday the 11th of July as they encourage supporters and club members both old and new to take part in the AdAstra 5k Fun Run/Walk. As the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic forced the postponement of UCD RFC’s usual fundraisers, such as their Annual Dinner, UCD RFC have had to think outside of the box in order raise funds during the summer.
“Just keep smiling, whatever you do” reads one of the standout lines from Sisterix’s newest single ‘The Family’, and according to Siomha, one half of the sibling-pairing turned-band, it is descriptive of the general mentality Irish society has had for decades.
Black Lives Matter remains one of the most prominent news stories at present, as protests and marches continue across the globe. In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, people around the world, from America to Australia, have come together in protest, calling out for proper recognition and reform of the systemic racism which permeates societies across the globe.
Music has always been political, and there is perhaps no greater example of this in the 21st century than its use during the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests. During these protests, music has become a commonplace tool to not only keep spirits lifted, but also to continually serve as a reminder of what people are protesting for.
Más sa tóir ar léiriú scannánaíochta faoin Ghorta Mhór atá tú, ní thiocfaidh tú ar a leithéid anseo. Insíonn ‘Arracht’ scéal corraitheach fir aonair agus é ag troid ar son a mharthanais le linn an Ghorta Mhóir. Bhí an scannán á shruthú beo ar líne mar chuid de Fhleadh Scannánaíochta na Gaillimhe 2020, áit a bhfaca mé féin é. Chuir sé deireadh leis an Fhleadh atá ar an fhód le dhá bhliain is tríocha.
When we woke up to the announcement of the Bafta TV nominations, it was almost as if, just for a moment, the last few months hadn’t changed life completely. The reality is, of course, that the film and TV worlds…
This coming weekend 12 female scientists are to discuss their research in science, technology, engineering mathematics and medicine (STEMM) at the Soapbox Science Dublin 2020, one of the 40 Soapbox Science events taking place this year. Due to restrictions in…
The first satellite to be fully developed and built in Ireland is being developed by a group of students from University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) Schools of Physics and Mechanical and Materials Engineering, with the support of staff from both schools. The satellite is expected to be delivered to the European Space Agency (ESA) in early 2021.
Ireland’s first satellite to be fully developed, researched and built in the country is known as Educational Irish Research Satellite (EIRSAT-1), and it is funded by a combination of the ESA, the Irish Research Council, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, as well as support from UCD. The project started in 2016, when UCD put together a proposal to the ESA for their ‘Fly your Satellite!’ campaign.
As the COVID-19 pandemic gains momentum, the supply of ventilators is becoming increasingly scarce. According to a report from Imperial College London, 30% of patients hospitalised need mechanical ventilation. Many multinational corporations, including Medtronic and Dyson, are increasing shifts and…
The Supreme Court quashed the government’s National Mitigation Plan 2017 on Friday, the 22nd of June on the grounds that it lacks specificity on tackling Climate Change and it does not comply with Ireland’s obligations to do so under the…
Convicted serial rapist Patrick Nevin has had his sentence increased by two and a half years. Cathleen Noctor SC appealed Nevin’s original sentence on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Court of Appeal on the grounds that…
Despite University College Dublin’s (UCD) and the Students’ Union’s (SU) claim that no students, particularly final year students, would be left disadvantaged by the implications of COVID-19, some students have exited college with below expected grades. One such student, who…
To celebrate a wonderful year of being the propaganda arm of the UCD Students’ Union, we at The Turbine reached out to the staff of the University Observer to get their thoughts on the taste of the SU’s ass. Having…
“Finally, they are out of my basement” – At-risk parents delighted to rid themselves of 30-year-old millennial “children”
As the ongoing Coronavirus reaches its peak, we at The Turbine decided to interview families which had been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We focused on a few sample middle class areas of Dublin, such as Terenure, Clontarf and Stillorgan.
Due to a severe shortage of Covid tests, some patients opted for strange measures. The Covid testing site based deep in the Courtown forest, was just one of many strange consequences of the Coronavirus crisis, and gained national news coverage, as the Irish public entered phase two of restrictions. These scam testing sites popped up all across the country, bringing plenty of tourism to previously unheard-of villages, such as Moon Coin.