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Month: August 2012

UCDSU Open Day

UCD Students’ Union held an open day today. Between eighty and ninety incoming students gathered in the cinema of the new Student Centre for an information session provided by the SU followed by tours of the UCD campus. Many of…

UCDSU launch Clever Cuisine

UCDSU has partnered with M&K Meats Ltd to launch their Clever Cuisine scheme, offering UCD students weekly packs of four easy-to-cook meals made from fresh meat and vegetables for just €10. The scheme arose following a survey of 500 UCD…

UCD Bar Staff Set to Accept Redundancy

The future of UCD Student Bar has been thrown into doubt as a number of staff members are expected to accept redundancy next week. Negotiations between the bar committee and the staff began in June in an effort to reach…

“Gay marriage is a product of this bunker mentality”

The College Tribune sat down with columnist, John Waters, to discuss the issue of same-sex marriage. Waters recounted an incident, which had occurred when he was speaking to a class of foreign students, “they had all these topics, like abortion, gay marriage…

“Ireland has come a long way, but it has a long way to go yet.”

The College Tribune sat down with UCD LGBT Auditor, no rx David Healy, store to discuss the issue of same-sex marriage in Ireland. David Healy is pretty much like any student you might expect to meet in UCD. He comes…

‘I’ve been compared to the Ku Klux Clan’ – Brendan O’ Neill on same-sex marriage

Brendan O’Neill, ed a British journalist and blogger who describes himself as a Marxist and a Libertarian, spoke to the College Tribune on the issue of same-sex marriage. You could be forgiven for assuming that someone like Brendan O’Neill, the…

“Call me romantic…” – Ivana Bacik on same-sex marriage

The College Tribune spoke to Senator Ivana Bacik of the Labour Party about the issue of same-sex marriage in a modern Ireland. Ivana Bacik is described on the Labour Party website, sildenafil as someone with “a proven track record in…

“It’s mainly about equality and fairness”

As part of our series of articles on the debate around same-sex marriage, there the College Tribune sat down, physician tea in hand, with Moninne Griffith, director of Marriage Equality, to see what she had to say about the topic….

Equality or difference?

“You talked to David Quinn? The lad from the Iona Institute? I’d say that was interesting. He’s a bit mad isn’t he?” This was the general response when people learned that the College Tribune had spoken to David Quinn on…

This SU are made for marching, and that’s just what they’ll do.

UCD Students’ Union will join the LGBT NOISE March for Marriage on August 12th after the SU was mandated to campaign on the issue in Council back in March. Paddy Guiney, Campaigns and Communications Officer, stated that Marriage Equality is…