College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: October 2015


Premiership Musings with Neil Ryan and Ally Murty.

Arsenal v Everton Arsenal, in rather atypical style, finished an amazing week for the club by dominating an Everton side in front of their raucous home support. Giroud, returned to the starting line-up after his goal against Bayern Munich midweek,…


Rory McNab gives his view on whether Wenger’s current crop is at all comparable to 2004’s greats.

“McNab! I’ve got another assignment for you!” We all have someone like this in our lives. A certain demanding so and so who endeavours to make our struggles on this earth just that little bit harder. Mine is my editor…


An Ode to Dear Tim

Alas, poor Tim! A man of infinite jest, of most excellent Gillets and an ability to try and be the blokiest bloke that ever did manage. In an era of philosophies and statistics Sherwood represent an almost forgotten aspect of…


All Blacks storm past South Africa to set up final with Australia

A week after the world eviscerated northern hemisphere rugby this was a match for the English purest. The South African’s used the lineout, the maul and the box kick to great effect to set up kicking opportunities for the excellent…


Wallabies leave it late to kill off Pumas.

  In almost identical fashion to their emphatic victory against Ireland last week, Argentina conceded tries in quick succession to an alert Wallabies side and thus showed the risks of attempting to play fluid, passing rugby deep in your own…

News in Focus: Stopping The Press

Cian Carton looks at the difficulty facing newspaper editors in getting stories to print. Journalists often run a gauntlet in order to break stories. When they are reporting, or making allegations based on fact, there is always a risk that…


What is Harm Reduction?

Over the last six weeks, you will have seen anonymously penned articles on the use of MDMA, Cocaine, and now the psychadelic phenethylamine 2C-B appear in these pages. These are three of a series which will examine contemporary drug use…


One to Watch- The Academic

The activities of most Mullingar teenagers are often questionable, not so this quartet of talented young fellows who are breaking into the Irish music scene with a very refined and fresh sound. The four lads have an abundance of energy…


So You Want to go to Drama School?

I’ll never forget morning I met Peter Campion. My dad had organised the meeting, as I was eager to meet a real working actor. I was sitting in a coffee shop in town, anxiously awaiting what was going to come…


Defining Dublin Style

Paris, c’est chic. Berlin ist einfach cool. But Dublin? How can the style of Dublin be defined? Here in the capital we have a vast scale of unique sets of style that each has its own cohort of enthusiasts. An…


the best small country in the world in which to play football

Ireland defeated Germany on Thursday night to keep themselves in contention for automatic qualification for France 2016. Shane Long’s second-half strike gave Ireland their most impressive home competitive victory since McAteer stuck the ball in the Dutch net in 2001….


NexusUCD’s Neuromod Receives €5.5m Funding for Pioneer Treatment

The Irish medical device company Neuromod has recently received an initial €5.5 million in Series A funding from a venture capital fund Fountain Healthcare. Neuromod are based in UCD’s Industry partner centre NexusUCD and was set up by Dr Ross…