College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: October 2018

LawSoc Question Relevance of the Presidency

UCD Law Society questioned the relevance and importance of the presidency in last weeks house debate. The House considered whether or not the Presidency was needed in the modern age, especially considering the calibre of candidates that had presented themselves…

Breaking Up The Big Four Would Be Premature

The accounting industry has had a rough enough time of it this year, with one bad story seemingly following another. The failure of leading auditors to detect the accounting shenanigans (or “jiggery pokery” as our own Niamh Brennan likes to…

Mixed Martial Arts Has An Image Problem

Mixed Martial Arts cannot seem to get over its image problem. The sport whose popularity has exploded in recent years still cannot seem to get past the simple fact that many still view it as barbaric and overly aggressive. The…

Law

EU To Update Audio-Visual Media Services Legislation

On 2 October, the EU voted to update their regulations regarding Audiovisual Media Services. With 452 votes for the changes and a mere 132 against, it’s evident that this is a strongly felt topic within parliament, but what are the…

Film in review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

This is a comedy that doesn’t know it’s a comedy; by this I mean the characters take everything seriously, but the scenarios they’re in are funny. Mila Kunis stars as Audrey whose boyfriend (Justin Theroux) just dumped her by text,…

John Field: Ireland’s Forgotten Composer

On the 26th of July 1782, Dublin would contribute its own renowned composer to the classical music narrative with the birth of John Field. This was a time of great shifts in the world - the American Revolution had recently succeeded,…

Should We Expect More Extreme Weather Events As The Climate Changes?

About two weeks ago, I planted a gorgeous purple and white winter heather in a pot next to my front door. The daffodils in there had long died off, and my mother found a lovely plant for me that would…

Film in Review: A Simple Favor

Alcohol, murder, and sex: ​“A Simple Favor”​ was the farthest thing away from simple. The film could almost be broken into two parts: the first forty-five minutes or so, which were good, and the remaining hour and a bit –…

UCD Students Launch Campaign To Repeal “Racist” 27th Amendment

A group of UCD students led by Cian O’Farrell have launched a campaign to Repeal the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. The 27th amendment abolished the right to Irish citizenship by birth and was introduced following a referendum in 2004….

Opinion: Negative Democracy Is On The Rise

Negative Democracy refers to the rising fad where members of a democracy decide to vote against something instead of voting for it. Negative democracy was ubiquitous in the last American election and we all know how that turned out. Some…

Law

United Kingdom to introduce abortion decriminalisation bill

MPs in Westminster launched a bid to introduce a bill which would decriminalise abortion later this month. Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North, announced her intention to introduce this bill. A coalition of MPs from five different parties is…

L&H Engages In Classic Clash Of Capitalist Vs Communists

The L&H saw a classic cash of ideologies last week with the annual Capitalist vs Communist debate. The debate as a whole resulted in both sides trying to discredit the other by finding out which ideology had committed the worst…