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Year: 2019

Ireland’s Rugby Team Is Down, But Definitely Not Out

Ireland finished third in the Six Nations Championship. I’m not exactly sure what a team imploding looks like, but I’m pretty sure losing two games from five and falling to third in the world rankings isn’t implosion. Ireland’s losses have…

UCD Indian Society Celebrate Holi Festival

UCD’s Indian Society celebrated Holi on 29th March 2019. Preparations for the festival began weeks in advance. It was a charity event sponsored by The Hope Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that works towards protection of street and slum…

Opinion: We Deserve Better Than UCDSU’s Project 392 Mental Health Campaign

CW: Mental Illness, Suicide   392: It’s the number of suicides the Central Statistics Office recorded for 2017 in Ireland. UCD students have probably had enough of seeing this number, on black posters plastered across campus or posted ominously on…

The Student Levy: Another Slap In The Face Of Every Student

Every year around Christmas, Dublin’s Grafton Street becomes the venue for a monster busking session by a number of high-profile Irish musicians, usually including the likes of Bono and Glen Hansard, with a view of raising much-needed money for Irish…

The ‘Politits’ Podcast: Patriarchy, Post-Repeal And Jordan Peterson

Politits, the political radio show with a feminist twist on Belfield FM, which first ran in 2016-17, is back but in podcast form with Politics students Hazel Nolan and Aoife Doran. The girls are back feeling older and wiser. Chatting…

Uprooted: A Photo Exhibition On Child Refugees

As part of Refugee Awareness Week, Student Group ‘UCD Welcomes Refugees’ had a UNICEF exhibition called ‘Uprooted’ on display in the O’Brien Centre for the entire week. The exhibition was curated by seven Irish third-level students: Aoife Macnamara, Megan Ennis,…

College Tribune Editor Applications Open for 2019/20

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Year In Review: Sabbatical Officers

After spending the last month pouring over this year’s UCDSU candidate’s manifestos; asking quizzing them on their experience and their plans to implement their ‘big ideas’, we began to reminisce on last year’s election and the manifestoes of the sabbatical…

Law

Fianna Fail Member Has Locus Standi To Challenge Unconstitutional Law

A member of political party Fianna Fail brought proceedings to the Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of a provision in the Electoral Act 1997. Originally, the litigant, Brian Mohan, had plans to run in the 2016 general election as…

Neanderthal DNA In Our Populations: Yea Or Nay?

The Neanderthals might have left our planet 40, 000 years ago, but they have not completely faded. They’re still a part of us, existing through our genes. The Neanderthals appeared in Eurasia circa 400, 000 years ago after their ancestors…

Law

The Sins Of The Father

The fallout from Sean Quinn’s fall from grace continues. Mr Quinn’s five children, Colette, Ciara, Sean Jr., Aoife, and Brenda currently face proceedings in the High Court against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (“IBRC”) and its liquidator. The case turns on…