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Month: March 2019

The Partisan Threat To Academia

The university’s primary objective has traditionally been, and should still be, the quest for knowledge and truth, with the purpose of bettering ourselves and our society within it. The fundamental goal of the university, as an academic institution, would be…

Law

What Could Happen When The Mueller Investigation Ends?

There are reports that the end of the Mueller investigation might be coming to an end. Though there have been false whispers of this before, this time is being treated with more legitimacy by Washington. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller…

What Happened To Ireland’s Recession Bankers?

As news springs up this week of the Sean FitzPatrick and Denis Casey trials, it has brought memories of the financial crash in Ireland and of the dire economic consequences that followed it. The Casey trial is one of a…

Léirmheas ar cheol agus ceolchoirm Example – ar chaill sé a mhójó?

Chonaic mé Example beo sa Button Factory le déanaí. Is amhránaí é a thaitin go mór liom agus mé san idirbhliain, go háirithe nuair a d’éisigh sé a album ‘The Evolution of Man’. Is albam é atá go hiomlán measta…

The Groupchat: The Grammys

Niall O’S: As is tradition with the Tribune, we are tackling hot topics two weeks after everyone else has forgotten about them. Nevertheless, we are here to discuss the Grammys and answer questions like do we care? Should we care?…

School of Computer Science Apologises For Consent App Email

Professor Padraig Cunningham has apologised on behalf of the School of Computer Science for an email that was forwarded to all Stage three Computer Science students from a UCD Medical Student searching for an app developer for his app ‘Consent’….

Art As Therapy: On Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’

Thank U, Next fell from heaven and rose to number one on the Billboard 200 on the 8th of February 2019, just under 6 months after Ariana Grande dropped Sweetner. Not only did it match Sweetner’s Billboard 200 position, but…

Film In Review: Vice

The highly anticipated 2019 film ‘Vice’, directed by Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale as protagonist Dick Cheney, is a film unlike any other I have seen for a long time, if ever.   The film depicts the ruthless Dick…

Student Services Respond To Sports Club Threats.

Director of Student Service and Facilities Dominic O’Keeffe today apologised for the document circulated at a sports clubs auditors meeting earlier this week. Mr O’Keeffe said that ‘this document should not have been produced and I wish to deeply apologise…

Political Gridlock In Venezuela

Imagine your entire life savings being wiped out? Imagine having to spend half your weekly wages to afford a loaf of bread? Imagine in a time of crisis your leader not letting humanitarian aid into your country? Unfortunately, this is…

Society Spotlight: UCD Formula Student

The UCD Formula Student (UCDFS) is one of the most interesting societies within our university. This week I interviewed one of the business leaders within the society to get an insider look into the operations of this ambitious group of…

A Hippie-Inspired Approach To Treating Depression

Clinical depression is the most common psychiatric illness in the world, affecting more than 300 million people globally. Antidepressants are currently the most frequently prescribed drug in the Western world; between 2000 and 2014 prescriptions given for antidepressants doubled. However,…