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Month: February 2019

Does The IRFU View The Grand Slam As More Important Than The World Cup?

As it stands there is a huge deal of optimism among Irish fans for World Cup 2019. However, the horrors of World Cups past must dwell somewhere in the back of the mind. As a nation, we have an undeniably…

Sugar: The Unsavory Truth

Sugar is inescapable today. Displays in local shops are dominated by chocolate, sweets, crisps, fizzy drinks and other such sugar-laden produce. A single serving of salad dressing, tomato sauce or cereal can often contain more than a person’s entire daily…

Film In Review: The Favourite

The Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has made a name for himself as a maker of absurd, darkly hilarious films such as ‘The Lobster’ and ‘Dogtooth’. His latest project, ‘The Favourite’, focusses on Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) in 1708 while England…

Opinion: Fine Gael’s Contradictory Approach To Climate Action

The gap between what Ireland is practising and preaching when it comes to our climate policy has become glaring obviously over the last year. As the warnings become more dire, and the effects of extreme weather events become more apparent,…

2020 Vision: Who Thinks They Can Beat Trump?

It’s only January and the Democrats are already dealing with an immensely crowded field of contenders for the 2020 Primary race. 2019 had barely started when Elizabeth announced on Twitter that she was setting up an exploratory committee on her…

Why Every Dublin Resident Should Be Furious About The End of Hangar and District 8

Dublin City Council and our national government have struggled in recent years to regulate the capital’s widespread shortcomings in healthcare and housing. Along with these controversies, the recent closures of venues like District 8 and Hangar signify that a crisis…

The Economic Threat Of The US Government Shutdown Persists

This latest United States Government shutdown, the longest on record has had an unprecedented impact on federal workers across the US. While politicians from both parties failed for weeks to even agree to negotiations to end the shutdown, as over…

Sports Spotlight: UCD Hurling Club

In my three years in UCD, the Hurling club has experienced constant growth and improvement. It seems each semester that goes by, another cohort of undergraduates or master’s students are enticed by the prospect of becoming immersed in, what some…

Maybe He’s Not The One? The Problematic Male Romantic Hero

Recently, Millie Bobby Brown posted on her Instagram story that she was watching the new Netflix show ‘You’; a show in which a book store manager named Joe, played by Penn Badgley (Dan from Gossip Girl) stalks and manipulates a…

The Causes And Effects Of Negative News

A quick glance at two of the most popular Irish news websites displays how negative news is ubiquitous in the media. The Irish Times website on the 25th of January 2019 at 18:30; ‘Brexit: soldiers may return to Border, Varadkar…

Society Spotlight: Enactus

UCD Enactus society is a bit different from the other voluntary society on campus. As opposed to a specific focus on say homelessness or human rights, Enactus is more focused on enabling students to help tackle issues of interest to…

What To Expect From The 2019 Six Nations

The ‘Six Nations Championship’ is a sporting event steeped in rich history and tradition. Moulded from the original ‘Home Nations Championship’ dating back to 1883, the ‘Six Nations’ has developed into one of the most viewed and eagerly anticipated competitions…