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Month: April 2019

Law

Quinn Children Settle With The IBRC

The children of former businessman Sean Quinn have arranged to settle with the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation following litigation for a suit for €440 million. Under this settlement, each of the five adult Quinn children – Sean Junior, Aoife, Brenda,…

Saying Farewell To ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

After a four-season run, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will air its last episode simply titled ‘I’m in Love’ on April 5th. Over the course of sixty-one episodes, the show has, in an unparalleled manner, deconstructed and reconstructed the very foundations of romcoms…

UCD Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Festival At The National Concert Hall

Starting with Glinka’s ‘Overture’, the night began with a surprisingly fast and controlled start, each voice of the orchestra keeping a remarkable control at such speed, while maintaining such delicate lightness throughout. This did sadly play against them at points,…

Clickbait, Skewed Facts And Media Mistruths

In today’s media landscape we’re presented with numbers, graphs, charts and statistics on a daily basis from numerous sources across the political spectrum to explain phenomena on the world’s stage. Buzzwords like ‘fake news,’ ‘alternative facts’ and ‘post-truth’ tend to…

Law

Minister Publishes Framework for Consent in Higher Education

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has published a Framework for Consent in Higher Education Institutions. This arises out of a consultation with the Consent Expert Group, who wish to implement the best practices for…

A Brief Story Of Audiobooks

Who’d have thought that someone could improve on the timeless classic that is: the book? The ‘audiobook’ may sound like this new-fangled trend with an appeal that lies with a small minority of avid readers, but alas, the ‘talking book’…

The Premature Effort To Ban Election Posters

As the local and European elections approach, one fact of Irish politics is the inevitable emergence of posters for political candidates. Postering is a very Irish phenomenon, with many other countries either restricting their use to designated areas or favouring…

UCD Tennis Club Ends The Year On A High

How quickly a season goes. Writing this we are in a very different place to our previous report in November. “The Floodlight League” concluded with all of UCD’s teams securing their status within their respective divisions for next season. Onwards…

Indian Airstrikes In Kashmir: Rivalry & Violence

At around 4am in Kashmir on the 26th of February or 10.30pm on the night of the 25th in Ireland, Indian fighter jets carried out airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan, targeting the hillside camp of a group called Jaish-e-Mohammed. Shortly after,…

Bliain a ceathair san Ollscoil – An bhfuil mé sean?

Níl ach cúpla seachtain fágtha agam mar bhunchéimí i UCD, rud atá deacair le creidiúnt. Táim fiche is a haon bliain d’aois agus sa cheathrú bliain ach ní mhothaíonn sé rófhada ó shin go mbeinn sa Phalás ar Shráid Camden…

UCD Hockey Primed For European Odyssey

Hockey in UCD currently finds itself in one of those golden eras which don’t come round too often. The ladies team proved dominant in 2018, winning the University Championships, the Irish Senior Cup and the domestic EY Hockey League; throw…

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…