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Month: October 2017

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UCDSU Publishes Emergency Executive Meeting’s Minutes

UCD Student’s Union (UCDSU) has published the Minutes from an Emergency Executive meeting held on the 24th of October. This followed a larger executive meeting the previous evening, in which the Executive approved for three Sabbatical Officers to take annual leave…

Presidential By Election Dates Announced

The  UCDSU presidential elections will take place on November 22nd and 23rd. The elections will be held to fill the vacant spot of UCDSU President following the impeachment of Katie Ascough on October 26th. Currently Campaigns and Communications Officer Barry Murphy…

When Two Stars Collide

130 million years ago, two neutron stars collided in a galaxy called NGC4993. This collision created gravitational waves which travelled through the Universe and reached earth, where they were detected on August 17th 2017 by the LIGO/Virgo interferometers. Although there…

Scientists Find Health Benefits from Merely Wearing a Fitbit

In a recently published paper in the American scientific journal, Integrum Mendacium, health expert Dr Rupert Thomson revealed the results of his long-awaited study into the effects of wearing a Fitbit wristband. Conducted in conjunction with leading experts from colleges…

Ryanair Offer Seats for 50c

In an effort to bounce back from what has been a terrible few weeks for the Irish company, Ryanair have announced that they are doing a flash sale where tickets will be available for as little as 50 cents. This…

What’s On In Dublin?

In Life’s Pocket: Dublin Artist Miriam McConnon’s new work focuses on domestic objects. Her works have been created to link people to the domesticities in their lives, and to make people reevaluate the meaning these items have to an individual….

Forgotten Places: The Eblana Theatre

The general student population will have never heard of the Eblana Theatre, most likely due to its closure in 1995. Yet, it is a theatre which has been subtly present in Dublin life, and in many commuters’ lives ever since…

The Contempt of Court Bill, Part One

If you have been reading the papers, either in print or online, over the past few days, you may have come across articles about a Social Media Bill going before the Dáil. Why is there such a big focus on…

Matheson to Host Ireland’s First Law-Based Hackathon

Matheson law firm is set to host Ireland’s first ever legal hackathon next month. Organised in partnership with Deloitte, IBM, and the Ryan Academy in Dublin City University (DCU), the event will take place on the 3rd and 4th of…

UCD Smurfit School’s MBA Rises in Rankings

The UCD Smurfit School has again received a boost in a set of global university rankings. This time, its Executive MBA programme is up 15 places to 74th in the world, and 35th in Europe, in the Financial Times Top…

Stormy Weather Ahead

In the wake of Ophelia and Brian, there are another 15 storms set to hit land in Ireland this autumn. Caroline, Dylan, Eleanor, Fionn, Georgina, Hector, Iona, James, Karen, Larry and Maeve are all expected to arrive on our shores…

Hollywood Studio Plans to Remake Harrison Ford

This week, the CEO of Thirtieth Century Giraffe announced his studio’s plans to launch a remake of Harrison Ford within the next decade. “Remakes of classic movies have been immensely successful over the last couple of years”, Mr Brandt said…