College Tribune

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Month: February 2019

University (That Needs) Carpooling Dublin

In a recent report carried out by the motor data company Inrix displays that Irish commuters spent 246 hours stuck in traffic in 2018. This was the third worst in the world behind only Rome (254 hours) and Bogota (272…

Climate Change: What Can You Really Do To Help?

From childhood, small environmentally friendly actions that each person can implement in the home have been ingrained into us by parents, teachers and media. We are asked, ‘What can YOU do to save the environment?’. We are led to believe…

Stadium Science: The Home Advantage

What makes a great stadium? What creates an atmosphere that truly provides that home advantage, that extra one percent for the team? Is it the stadium itself or the fans? Poorly constructed stadiums, or rather stadiums that do not centre…

It’s Not Like In The Movies: Grief And All It’s Attributes

If you were a child and you watched a lot of Disney movies, you would discover a bit of a trend in the genre. Many of the main characters in Disney movies have a dead parent. They come in different…

Why Novak Djokovic’s Return To The Top Of Men’s Tennis Is Worthy Of Celebration

For many years, Novak Djokovic utterly dominated professional tennis and would routinely, and almost nonchalantly, win the biggest prizes that the game had to offer. It all seemed so easy for the Serbian native. Blessed with superb athleticism, Djokovic covered…

Christy Dignam Honoured By LawSoc

Christy Dignam addressed the Law Society this week as he received their honorary life membership award in recognition of his influence on the Irish music scene over the past forty years. Dignam, frontman for Aslan, has had a career in…

TCD Hist And The King’s Inn Claim Victory In Irish Times Debate Final

Student Debaters Daniel Gilligan and Ronan Daly from Trinity College’s Historical Society won the grand final of The Irish Times Debate 2018-2019 following a passionate debate in UCD on Friday night. This represents the Historical Society’s 26th time winning the…

UCDSU’s SHAG Week Misstep

Students expressed disappointment and frustration at UCDSU SHAG Week events that took place on the 13th and 14th of February. (Yes, don’t let the word ‘week’ confuse you, the events lasted two days).   The Tribune contacted Welfare Officer Melissa…

Despite Hiring A Digital Marketing Manager In October, Concerns Over UCDSU Social Media Remain

UCDSU Executive Minutes have confirmed that the Union hired a Digital Marketing Manager in October to assist sabbatical officers. Despite this hiring, the Union was in breach of it’s social media and website related mandates for the majority of semester…

LGBTQ+ Soc Panel Hears Difficulties Accessing Trans-Healthcare In Ireland

As a part of UCD Student Union’s Rainbow week, LGBT Soc held a panel discussion on the state of Transgender Healthcare in Ireland. As a part of the panel, Laurence McCann spoke about how they had recently begun their transition,…

Dramsoc Interview: Boys & Girls

What makes you feel sexy? What are your thoughts on porn? Do you think Irish drinking culture affects how we express our sexuality? These are some of the questions Co-directors Soirse Burns and Eimear Griffin asked the twenty young Irish…

Mary Robinson Addresses Sutherland School On Climate Justice

The former Irish President and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, appeared for an interview in UCD’s Sutherland School of Law on the 19th February. This interview is part of an initiative to promote her current book,…