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Month: March 2017

Film in Review: ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele is best known as one half of the popular comedic duo Key and Peele. Who, after igniting an infectious chemistry together over five seasons as regular cast members of MADtv, moved on to co-create and star in their…

Interview: ‘Cry Harridan’ Revitalising the Spirit of Creative, Independent, New Music

Music editor Aoileann Kennedy sits down with River, Hobo and Victoria of the band ‘Cry Harridan’ to chat about their unique aesthetic. The name Cry Harridan might be unfamiliar to most of you, but I can assure you that is…

Coppers or Tinder: How Irish People See Dating

According to recent statistics, it’s estimated that 377.6 million people worldwide use online dating sites or apps. It’s estimated that one in every four relationships now begins online and with 180,000 Irish people on Tinder, it’s easy to see why….

Positive Moves Towards Injection Clinics Highlights Public Attitude Change on Ireland’s Drug Policy

News broke in January this year that Dáil Éireann would debate the impending introduction of drug consumption centres, similar to those seen in parts of Germany, Switzerland and Australia. While critics of the programme highlight its flaws, the concept and…

President Deeks Petitioned Government to Fast-Track 220 International Student Visas Last Summer

Last summer UCD President Andrew Deeks petitioned the government minister for Education Richard Bruton and Justice minster Frances Fitzgerald to fast-track 220 international student visa applications. The correspondence was the only policy issue President Deeks raised with the minister for…

USI Criticise Bus Éireann Strikes Disruption for Students

An estimated 100,000 people are set to be affected by Bus Éireann workers decision to engage in industrial action which was announced late last Thursday evening. Striking began on Friday 24th, with the decision coming as management at Bus Éireann…

Science Centre Reverse Decision to Remove Wheelchair Access from Front Entrance

  The Science Centre has reversed its decision to remove wheelchair access door assist buttons on the building’s front entrance, which left students in wheelchairs using a separate side entrance beside the main door. Several other wheelchair access door assists…

Trinity College Made €6.5 Million Profit from Student Accommodation Rent in 2016

Trinity College Dublin brought in €10.3 million in rent from their on-campus accommodation and Trinity Halls in 2016. The college made a profit of €6.5 million from the rent intake. Trinity spent €3.7 million running the accommodation, between staff costs…

Sharp Rise in Thefts as 100 Bicycles Stolen from UCD Campus in 2016

Over one hundred bicycle thefts were reported to campus security in 2016, an increase on the number of reported thefts in 2015. UCD campus security’s internal review of services, obtained by the Tribune, notes that the ‘number of reported bike…

Women Elected to Top Spots in L&H, Law Soc, and the Students’ Union

  For the first time in the history of UCD women have been elected to the top three roles in the Students’ Union, L&H, and Law Soc at the same time. With Katie Ascough voted in as President of UCDSU…

5 Sexual Assaults and 11 Harassment Cases Reported by Students to UCD Campus Services Since 2014

Five sexual assaults were reported to UCD campus security between 2014 and 2016. Eleven students have also reported instances of harassment to campus services since 2014. An internal campus services report into student’s personal safety on campus, obtained by the…

Katie Ascough has Been Elected Student Union President

Katie Ascough has been elected President of UCD Students’ Union, with 1,431 votes out of the total 3,237 cast. Ascough topped the poll in every single building across the campus, including the Newman building.  Philip Weldon was the runner up…