College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: April 2016

Business

More Swedish Products for Us to Build

In 2015, it was announced that a number of Swedish start-ups had begun offering a standard six-hour working day, as opposed to the standard eight-hours a day or 40 hour working week. This was in response to a trend that…

Business

Paddy Power & Betfair Cut 9% Of Jobs

Paddy Power is set to cut 300 jobs following its recent merger with betting giant Betfair in February. The group, who have a combined workforce of 7,200 will also cut 350 jobs from Betfair with legal, finance and HR roles…

Business

“The Panama Papers”, What You Need to Know

They’ve been called the biggest leak in history. But what are the Panama papers and why are they important? They are 11.5 million leaked files from Mossack Fonseca, the world’s 4th largest off-shore law firm, which detail the secretive industry…

The Ireland Funds Launches Business Plan Competition Worth €16,000

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition 2016, which opened for entries on Monday, March 7th, is seeking innovative business ideas from Ireland’s early stage entrepreneurs. Now in its fifth year, this competition invites students and recent graduates from Ireland and…

News in Focus: Persuasion and Presidents – The Changing Course of Elections

The greatest pantomime on earth, also known as the US Presidential election, is getting into full swing as the race for the Democrat and Republican nominations nears its end. This election will mark a significant change in the way the…

Editorial: The “Not my Problem” problem

Just before the mid-term, UCD students took to the polls to vote in a referendum which, if successful, would have seen UCD’s Students Union re-affiliate with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). UCD left the umbrella union in 2013…

Music

One from the Crate: The Popgun Plot

A really nice find with an unfortunate sour note to it. Having picked up ‘The Popgun Plot’ in Tower Records, listened through front to back and really liked what I’d heard, I looked into the eponymous artists to see what…

No-Drink-Dates: The Top Picks

You swiped right? They swiped right!? Just after a heavy night out and can’t even consider touching a drop of the sauce ever again in your life? No worries, Sinéad Slattery’s sorted some top picks for no-drink-dates. The only thing…

Tuesday April 25th, 1916

The city was quiet as Margaret gazed out of her bedroom window. It felt like any other spring morning. She was due to start back at work in the Jacob’s factory this morning. She put on her work clothes and…

UCD Mountaineering Club Hosts Climbing Intervarsities, Winning Overall Competition

UCD Mountaineering Club hosted the climbing intervarsities with great success recently and  Saoirse Sheehy Ariff gives us her diary of the event. “This year’s climbing intervarsities were hosted by UCD Mountaineering Club. Over 200 competitors from 15 different universities makes…

News

11 Top 100 Spots for UCD in QS Rankings

UCD has secured 11 top 100 rankings in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, which were released last week. This year, the rankings featured 42 different subject categories. UCD was ranked under 39 of these. The…