College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: September 2015


Is Ireland Innovating Into Economic Recovery?

A recent report by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, has ranked Ireland eighth in a list of the world’s most innovative economies. Ireland’s success in achieving a spot in the top 10 would suggest that Ireland’s…


The Classical Museum

Features Editor Sinéad Slattery goes back in time without leaving the Newman Building. Have half an hour free between classes? Get yourself to the Newman building, room K216. You’ll be glad you did. Somehow, I had never actually been to…


Ireland show ruthless edge to outclass Canadians

Ireland 50 – 7 Canada Despite the level of opposition, Ireland must be commended for the professionalism with which they went about their business this afternoon. Man of the Match Johnny Sexton gave a performance that showed the return of…


Further Slip for UCD in QS World University Rankings

UCD has dropped 15 places, down to 139th, in the latest findings of the QS World University Rankings, which was published last week. The result reflects a downward trend for Irish third level institutions when placed on the international stage….


Outstanding Basic Skills Rocks the Boks.

If this World Cup will be remembered for nothing else, it will most certainly be remembered for a majestic performance given by the Japanese, a victory that one might say surpasses an incredible effort offered by Argentina against a Springboks…


UCDSU attends March For Choice

Members of UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) attended the fourth annual March for Choice in Dublin city centre on Saturday, 26th September. Organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, the Irish Times reported that thousands of people took to the streets for…


Workmanlike Irish subdue Romanians as Record Breaking Crowd Cheers them on

Ireland 44 |  Romania 10 This was not a vintage Irish performance although, in truth, it did not need to be. The Men in Green showed their intent to play a high tempo, expansive game of rugby from the start,…


No End to Accommodation Crisis in Sight

As rent prices continue to increase in Dublin, students in UCD are feeling the full effect of the housing crisis in the city. The sheer size of the problem has left both university officials and UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) struggling…


Great Scott! – Slow Clap

Last week a video was doing the rounds on social media. A group of university sorority sisters from Arizona were at a baseball game. In the middle of that game one of the sponsors, asked fans to tweet photos of…


A Spurs Fan’s Attempt to Answer the Perennial Question; WHY?!?!?!

Mathieu Flamini. A name already hated more than most among Spurs fanseven for an Arsenal player. After he left Arsenal in 2008, he still came back to hurt Spurs, literally, breaking Vedran Corluka’s foot during their 2011 Champions League match…

Sport Uncategorized

Rory McNab gives the Arsenal perspective on last weeks North London Derby.

Many years in the future, when time eventually takes its toll on this once potent specimen of humanity and I wile away my dotage in some paisley smeared old people’s home I know what I shall tell those who care…


Europe’s Refugee Response

With one image the struggle and desperation of many became apparent to the world. A helpless Syrian toddler washed up on the shore of a Turkish beach. The boythree year old Aylan Kurdi, his year old brother Galip and their…