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Year: 2016

Yes4Neutral side lodged Complaints over SU “Inaccurate Information” during Abortion referendum

The Yes 4 Neutral side in the recent campus referendum on abortion submitted several complaints over “inaccurate” information put out by the UCD Students’ Union during the campaign. The Yes 4 Neutral side, who advocated for the Students’ Union to…

President Deeks Considering a Campus Referendum on Latin in UCD Degree Ceremonies

UCD President Andrew Deeks is considering putting the issue of whether to remove Latin from  college degrees and conferring ceremonies to a campus referendum.  Today at a meeting of the UCD Governing Authority (GA) it was proposed the decision to…

Editorial: Towards a Proactive Sexual Harassment Policy on Campus

UCD are currently in the process of reviewing their Dignity and Respect policy, which includes the college’s approach to sexual harassment and assault. Today I had an article in the Journal.ie which revealed one UCD student’s experience attempting to seek…

Fairytale NYC Debut for UFC as Conor McGregor is Crowned Lightweight Champion

  On November 12, the UFC debuted at New York City’s Madison Square Garden – the “Mecca” of combat sports – with UFC 205, quite possibly the finest fight card in MMA history.  The organisation’s first event in the Empire…

Student Centre Top Floor to Become Offices, Despite Previous Plans to Move the Health and Counselling Service to the Space

  Works have begun on the top floor of the Student centre to build offices for the Director of Student Services Dominic O’Keefe and his administrative team. The offices are expected to be completed for use by February 2017. The…

Memorial Launched for Human Rights Defenders Killed in Action

A memorial was launched in the Mansion House yesterday morning celebrating the lives of human rights defenders who have been killed in action since the since the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders came into effect in 1998. The…

Minister Leo Varadkar Launches Equality and Diversity Report in UCD

Today the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar launched a report on equality, diversity and inclusion in UCD in the Science Centre.  The report was compiled by the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) group, and is the first of its…

The Political Danger of the Online Echo Chamber

As the events of the last 18 months have demonstrated, we are living in uncertain times. We can’t seem to trust polls anymore and nobody is quite sure where it’s all gone wrong. There have been many theories floating around…

Language Lazy: Why Are the Irish So Bad at Mastering a Second Language?

Features writer Eleanor Brooks explores the lack of proper bilingualism among Irish students compared to their European counterparts. Drawing on her own Erasmus experience in Berlin she questions why exactly Irish students seem to fall down on mastering a second…

Student Removed from NUIG for Wearing Repeal Jumper during pro-choice demonstrations of Enda Kenny Visit

A group of students in NUI Galway were removed by an Garda Síochána after a demonstration calling for the repeal of the Eighth amendment earlier this week. The incident occurred on Thursday night at 7pm, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived to…

Editorial: Rebuilding a Truly Political Students’ Union

Last week the campus referendum on the abortion stance of the Students’ Union saw one of the largest voter turnouts in recent years. Nearly 20% of the student body got out and voted, in favour of retaining the SU’s pro-choice…

Editorial: The Confucius Centre Controversy

The editorial of a newspaper is a space and opportunity for the editor to express the opinions of the publication, generally on a pertinent topic in recent news. I feel there will be little revelations more pressing to UCD students…