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Month: November 2017

UCD Researchers Awarded €4 Million in Funding For Business & Archaeology Projects.

10 new research positions for both PhD students and postdocs are to be created after two UCD researchers, Dr Barry Molloy and Professor Susi Geiger received European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants worth €2 million each. The grants will be distributed…

UCD Earns Over €70,000 from Department of the Taoiseach

UCD earned at least €71,958.85 from the Department of the Taoiseach between 2012 and 2016. The earnings came from training courses provided to staff of the Department for “training and development needs”. The figures were revealed in a written answer…

UCD Volunteers Overseas To Hold Annual Conference

UCD Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) will host it’s annual conference “Development Education & Pathways To Change” in the Global Lounge this Friday (December 1st) from 10:00 – 16.30. The conference comes in advance of the United Nations International Volunteer Day on 5th December. The conference…

An Bhfuil Gá le Lárionad Gaeilge i mBaile Átha Cliath?

Tá feachtas faoi bhealach chun lárionad nó cultúrlann Gaeilge a bhunú i mBaile Átha Cliath. Cé go bhfuil níos mó Gaeil san ardchathair ná in aon áit eile sa tír, níl aon ionad poiblí dírithe ar a gcuid riachtanais. Níl…

UCD Students Begin Boycott of Aramark Catering

Students in UCD are boycotting campus food services supplied by Aramark Catering, because of the company’s work with Direct Provision housing. In 2013, Aramark secured the tenure to create an International Food Court in Gerard Manley Hopkins building, above the…

Explainer: Why Ireland is on course for a Christmas Election

Ireland is hurtling towards a General Election. Things seem to have escalated rapidly and both side of the Dáil have drawn the battle lines. Barring a sudden moment of clarity on the part of our politicians, we will have a…

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Barry Murphy Elected as New UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been elected as President of UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU). The former Acting President and Campaigns and Communications Officer (C&C) overcame the challenge of Rebecca Hart in a by-election. Hart, a final year nursing student, previously finished in…

Niall Torris: Increase in Postgraduate Fees is “Cynical” and “Cowardly”

Graduate Officer Niall Torris has come out strongly against rising postgraduate fees calling it a “very cynical move” by UCD. Speaking to the Tribune Mr Torris said “I think it’s very cynical on behalf of the university, I think the…

The Needs of Society: Suicide and Unemployment

Suicide has long been associated with unemployment. Becoming unemployed generally encompasses many aggravating events. These events may be the anxiety of the anticipation of a job loss, the inevitable hunt for a new job, and the build-up to a new…

Rebecca Hart Suspended from Canvassing In Presidential By Election Until 3pm For Breaking Election Rules

It has been confirmed to the College Tribune by the Returning Officer via email that Presidential candidate Rebecca Hart has been suspended from canvassing from 12-3pm today. In an email Returning Officer Stephen Devine said “The Returning Office found there…

Presidential Bye-Election Hustings a quiet affair.

The hustings held on 20th of November for the Presidential bye-election between Rebecca Hart and Barry Murphy were a very calm affair, especially compared to the impeachment referendum that preceded them. The event hosted jointly by L&H and the Law…

Presidential Profiles: Barry Murphy

Current Position: Campaigns & Communications Officer/Acting President Main policy:  Improving RAG Week. Other policies: Implementing electronic voting for SU elections, making the work of the SU more accessible. Cringiest line in manifesto: ‘I’ve worked heavy winters on our family farm at home in…