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Month: February 2017

UCD Convert 40 Student Accommodation Beds on Blackrock Campus into Executive Seminar Rooms

UCD are converting 40 student accommodation rooms on the Blackrock campus into corporate seminar rooms at the cost of €2.5 million. The works which started last summer  are expected to be completed by September. Two floors of Blackrock ‘Halls’ accommodation…

Facebook Facing Pressure Over Fake News Policing and Oculus Rift Lawsuit

Facebook has been dealing with increasing criticism regarding the company’s ethics, most notably the claims that Facebook were spreading fake news on users news feeds. Now it’s two months into 2017 and Facebook are once again in the news for…

Short Story: Odo of the Grove

Odo sat on the rock. It was not unusual for him to sit there. He had sat there many times before and would sit there many times in the future. It was, for lack of a better word, Odo’s favourite…

Paul Murphy claims Stage is Set for a Left Wing Resurgence in UCD Campus Politics

Tribune editor Jack Power sits down with Anti-Austerity TD Paul Murphy, to talk about student politics and activism during his time in UCD, the state of the left nationally, and why he feels the right to protest in Ireland is…

Donations from Local TD and Councillor coincide with UCD Young Fine Gael Election Canvassing

UCD Young Fine Gael have been found to be in receipt of donations from prominent local representatives coinciding both with the last round of local and general elections. The Tribune can reveal TD Josepha Madigan made a €100 donation to…

Newman Building to Be Left Fallow for a Year

The UCD administration has announced that the Newman building is to be left fallow over the coming months. The decision was made in accordance with the basic principles of crop rotation. Studies have shown that fallow periods are vital in…

Artist or Abuser? The Controversy Surrounding Casey Affleck

Should the sexual harassment allegations against Casey Affleck stop him from winning an Academy Award? Is it right to separate art from the artist and judge it on its own accord? Film and TV writer Muireann O’Shea gives her own…

Film in Review: The Lego Batman Movie

Emerging from the ashes of last year’s lukewarmly received Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, in what may be the largest tonal shift witnessed by cinephiles since Matthew McConaughey’s dramatic departure from rom-coms is The Lego Batman Movie. Stepping in…

Film In Review: John Wick, Chapter Two

  The original ‘John Wick’ arrived in early 2015 and, on paper at least, its eponymous protagonist appeared to be merely the latest in a string of highly violent, largely forgettable hitmen to hit cinemas with a sole item on…

The Year UCD Won the FAI Cup, and the Class of ’84

University College Dublin Football Club, or more commonly known as UCD AFC, dispelled the myth that ‘you can’t win anything with kids’ 11 years before Alan Hansen uttered that famous line. In 1984 they became the first university club in…

Running into the New Year

For many, the New Year is synonymous with positive change and heralds an overhaul of one’s health and outlook. Running remains an enduringly popular New Year’s resolution, but many hang up their running shoes before the gloomy winter months are…

Albums in Review: Progress, SweetSexySavage, Little Fictions

Sampha, ‘Progress’ CT Rating: 6/10 After an impressive series of collaborations spanning over five years, it is safe to say that Sampha’s debut LP is long overdue. The quality of Progress has made it worth the wait. The combination of…