College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: February 2019

Law

Unlicensed Entry: How Far Is Too Far?

The Garda Siochana, as their name literally translates, are a service dedicated to upholding the public order. However, this duty can only interfere so much, hence why the law has provided limits to their powers. The best example of this…

CAP Reform Can Help Us Tackle Climate Change

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents one of the largest and most tangible EU programs. Making up a massive 37.7% of the multiannual budget, it is only matched in monetary importance by the Structural Cohesion Fund, which is designed to…

Revisiting Hours: Jay Reatard’s ‘Blood Visions’

Blood Visions is undoubtedly the magnum opus of the questionably named Jay Reatard, real name James Lee Lindsey Jr.. It’s subversive, experimental and devilishly catchy. His untimely death in 2009 left the thriving Memphis punk scene devoid of one of…

The 101 Guide To Being A Vegetarian In Dublin

From adopting 100% organic diets to drinking smoothies out of jars, food trends have come and gone. But in recent years, a new fad has hit the streets of almost every city worldwide and doesn’t show any signs of stopping….

The Race To Save Pando

Pando is the largest living thing on earth. Weighing 6,000,000 kilograms, it is about as heavy as a thousand African elephants or forty blue whales. When you enter Pando, you may hear a soothing sound like the beating of tiny…

The Groupchat: Fandom & Stan Culture

Niall: Apologies to our readers and contributors for the hiatus but we’re back once again to talk about ‘bad’ fans; specifically, is there such a thing as a bad fan? I’ve no idea where this particular conversation may go but…

Law

EU Competition Laws In Need Of Reform

Last week, the EU suggested that they would block the proposed merger between railway giants Alstom and Siemens, signalling a stark reminder of how outdated some of the EU’s laws are. It’s perhaps one of the reasons Britain is looking…

Unpacking XXXTentacion And The Exploitation Of Post-Humous Releases

January 23rd of this year saw the release of the collaborative mixtape ‘XXXTentacion Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4’. The project features frequent collaborators of XXX’s as well as recordings of the late artist himself. It was released on XXX’s would-be…

Venezuela’s Despotic Dilemma

Venezuela, a country of over 31 million people has been in the grip of economic catastrophe for over five years. They possess the world’s largest oil reserves, and the trade of this commodity represents 96% of the country’s export income….

Film in Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ is the first animated film starring the beloved superhero, but it remains the seventh Spider-Man film to be released in the twenty-first century. To add to that, a trailer for the forthcoming ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’,…

Law

When Is A BigMac Not A BigMac?

Q: When is a Big Mac not a Big Mac? A: When a patent office says so. Last January the European Union Intellectual Property Office (the ‘EUIPO’) delivered a surprising ruling. Supermacs had originally filed a revocation order with them,…

School’s Rugby: The Game In It’s Purest Form?

I am someone who did not actually get the opportunity to partake in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup as a player. Despite this, I still firmly believe that school’s rugby is the purest form of the game as we know…