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Year: 2011

Top 10 Stories of 2011

In January 2011 the College Tribune launched its new website www.collegetribune.ie. In the past twelve months we have attracted over 3 million hits from all over the world, case we have kept you up to date with what is going…

Student Contribution Increases to €2,250

The student contribution will increase by €250 to €2,250 pending the approval of Budget 2012 in the Dáil. Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, who announced the increase said it will save €18.5 million. The maintenance grant also looks set…

Charity colours match for UCD American Football

Trinity College 7-0 UCD   UCD American Football will be disappointed with their performance against Dublin University in Santry yesterday. The loss brings UCD’s record in the Colours series to 1-5. On winning the coin toss, Trinity College opted to…

Video: NUI Maynooth Students Occupy Fine Gael TD’s Office

Nine NUI Maynooth students are this morning entering the third day of their occupation of the constituency office of Kildare TD Anthony Lawlor in Naas. The students, there all of whom are male,  began their occupation on Friday evening and…

Depression and Sport: A Chance for Change

Last Sunday afternoon will be remembered by football fans as one of those very seldom days where the sport we watch is properly put into perspective. The news of the death of Gary Speed at the age of 42 was…

FEE Occupy Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh’s office

Free Education for Everyone (FEE) have occupied the constituency office of Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh. A statement released on the FEE website titled “this is only the beginning” and said that the aim of the occupation was “to bring…

USI to Meet Labour Parliamentary Party

Representatives from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are due to meet the Labour Parliamentary Party tomorrow afternoon. The meeting follows a brief occupation of of the Department of Social Enterprise building by the USI earlier today. Pressure has…

USI Attempt Occupation in City Centre

A number of USI and SU student representatives have attempted to stage an occupation in Dublin city centre. Speaking to the College Tribune at 5.30pm this evening from a locked room inside the Department of Social Protection in Dublin’s north…

Athletics Club want UCD to get “back on track”

st November, Martin Butler, stated that the UCD running track had “reached the end of its operational life and has had to be closed due to health and safety concerns.” He continued to say that advisors had reported that the…

USI’s Actions “deplorable” says FEE

Members of the Free Education for Everyone student campaign group and the Occupy University movement have expressed displeasure and annoyance over the actions of the Union of Students in Ireland during the national student protest on Wednesday 16th. Initially marching…