College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: September 2012

No room in the inn for UCD students

Over the course of the summer and coming into the start of the new academic year student housing has become an increasing and complex problem. Many UCD students are finding it difficult to get accommodation around Dublin with a large…

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UCDSU accused of unfair dismissal

A redundancy package has been given to the unfairly dismissed staff of the Copy-Print bureau, for sale which was closed last year during Pat De Brún’s presidency of UCD Students’ Union. In a Labour Court hearing on May 30th 2012,…

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UCDSU to hold USI affiliation referendum

UCD Students’ Union will hold a referendum in November regarding its affiliation with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). At a date yet to be confirmed, cheap UCD students will be given the option as to whether UCD SU…

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Cameras in Residence

A recent development in UCD’s license to reside has been the introduction of point 23 which states that residential assistants can now bring cameras into residences. This first became an issue last year when security guards started to use cameras…

We need to talk about Abortion

Abortion. In the past few months it has been difficult to pick up a newspaper or turn on the radio without reading or hearing about it; or reading and hearing that we’re not talking about it. In December 2010 the…

Turn Off The Red Light

It’s a Wednesday morning, viagra its 11am. You’re probably late for your lecture in Arts, sick half asleep on the 39a into college or staying in bed “cos first week in semester they don’t cover much anyway…” It’s a fairly…

Politicians play blame game in Phoenix Park fallout

In the wake of this summers Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park, Blake Andrews takes a closer look at the blame game and our attitude towards alcohol.   The recent Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin entered the media…

Australia Inside Out: a look at the realites of Irish emmigration down under

If you were around at all last week in UCD, hospital you will have probably noticed that behind the masses of UCD volunteers, peer mentors and excited new students, graduation ceremonies were underway.  I couldn’t help wondering what number of…

The Wesht Is Alive

Conall Devlin takes a look at Connaughts chances of taking home two All Ireland Senior Championship titles. Connaught has been privy to droughts over the course of history, drugstore none less than in GAA All Ireland Senior Championship success, store…

A Summer in Sport

First up was Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Compared with the World Cup, the Euros tend have a much higher standard of football due to the absence of weaker nations, and this year’s edition was certainly no different. It…

Lansdowne retains Sutherland Cup.

Lansdowne RFC – 18 UCD RFC – 6 Lansdowne opened the scoring through two Craig Ronaldson penalties after some keen early pressure. UCD found it difficult to get momentum in a half where the rustiness of the first games of…