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Democratic Party 2020: Who Will Take on Trump’s Re-election Machine? The Democratic presidential primary debate that took place on the 15th of October broke the record for the most presidential candidates to take part in such a debate. A total…

News Politics

Hong Kong Protests Spiral Out of Control

These past seventeen weeks, Hong Kong has been rocked by almost uninterrupted protests. Starting as a popular outcry against a government-proposed extradition bill, the movement evolved to encompass frustrations regarding the lack of democracy in the region and interferences of…




In Defence of the Referee

No matter what the sport, the referee has arguably the most challenging role and yet somehow receives the least recognition. Of course, each sport can vary but there is an immense amount of pressure enlisted upon the officials in today’s…


Sports Psychology: Fact or Fiction?

We live in an age of instant messaging, instant answers; instant everything. Even the average run of the mill young professional’s phone will usually include the Headspace app. Even the most ordinary of us often finds the need to use…



Gig Review: Freddie Gibbs Live at the Button Factory

On Sunday the 5th of November, gangsta-rap demigod Freddie Gibbs blessed Dublin rap fans with an emphatic hour-long performance in the sold-out Button Factory. It was turning 9:30 as I shouldered my way through the sweaty throngs of excited Gibbs…


Two Door Cinema Club Visits UCD Lawsoc

As the three band members take their seats and joke with the audience, you would have never guessed that just a few years back, the band was on the brink of collapse. Two Door Cinema Club addressed the UCD Law…


Entertainment Film

(Spooky!) Netflix Recommendations

The Haunting of Hill House Series ★ ★ ★ ★ The Haunting of Hill House is a modern Netflix adaptation of the classic Shirley Jackson novel from 1959. This supernatural horror drama will have you absolutely glued to the screen….

Entertainment Film

Film Review: Joker

★ ★ ★ ★  Director Todd Phillips, most notably known for his work on the Hangover movies, has created a thrilling adaptation of the iconic Batman villain in his ground-breaking new film Joker. However, Phillip’s origin story for the cackling…




Sex Work Laws in Europe: More Liberal Than You’d Think

The debate concerning the legitimacy of sex work is often shrouded in controversy, yet this has not stopped the introduction of legislation to address the matter, particularly where victims of trafficking are concerned. The 2018 report ‘Disrupt Demand’ by the…


Rampant Misuse of Corporate ‘Gagging’

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, after the accusation of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein by over 70 women, the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) has been a growing concern in public discourse and government. An NDA is an…

Law Politics

Budget 2020: “In the Shadow of Brexit.”

In his opening remarks, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe said that budget 2020 was ‘developed in the shadow of Brexit.’ The budget he went on to deliver had very few surprises. In fact, the contents of this year’s budget were…

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