College Tribune

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Month: November 2019

Abortion & Same Sex Marriage Legalised in Northern Ireland

October 22nd saw a historic change in Northern Ireland after both abortion and same-sex marriage became legal. The sudden change happened after the 3-year Stormont standstill led to some mainland UK laws coming into effect in Northern Ireland.  In the…

Canonisation of UCD Founder Sparks Contention on Campus

On the 13th of October in a ceremony in Rome attended by Prince Charles, Education Minister Joe McHugh and tens of thousands of pilgrims UCD’s founder John Henry Newman was canonised by Pope Francis. A so-called traitor to England, Newman…

A Tribute to Irish Broadcasting Legend Gay Byrne

Irish broadcasting superstar Gabrial “Gay” Byrne died on November 4th, 2019 after a long illness. “Gaybo”, who was 85, has been heralded over the years as one of the most influential Irish radio and television host in our history. Byrne…

UCD Students Most Affluent and Least Disadvantaged

New research published by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) indicates that UCD and IADT have the highest percentage of students from affluent backgrounds. UCD, along with UCC and RCSI, have the lowest proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 34% of…

UCD Named Sunday Times University of the Year 2020

University College Dublin, UCD, was announced on November 3rd as the Sunday Times University of the Year for 2020. This was the third time that the University had received this accolade since 2002, it previously won in 2006 and 2012….