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Jacks Rule the Kingdom

The Sunday before last saw two of the country’s top football teams contest the Senior All-Ireland Football Final in what was one of the most eagerly-anticipated matches the championship has seen in years. Both teams went into the match feeling…

Next big thing? Robert Sheehan

Misfit Robert Sheehan talks to Conor McKenna about Killing Bono, view Irish life and hopes for the future. BAFTA award nominee Robert Sheehan has had a busy year: finishing with Misfits, starring in Killing Bono and Season of the Witch…

Absurd or Aesthetic: Fashion & Everything In-between

Fashion Editor Cathal O’ Gara discusses the purpose of fashion and the place it holds in modern times. Often, when discussing the next fashion issue’s objectives with fellow CT journalists, I am put forward the questions: ‘what is fashion?’ and…

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Aoife Nannery gives us a glimpse of her year in Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

Berlin does not possess the cohesive, store harmonising beauty of other capitals. It’s not poised like London, ambulance polished like New York, or showy like Prague. The architecture jars sharply, with ugly, smutty apartment blocks hulking over medieval churches, and…

Talking Heads: Should abortion be legalised in Ireland?

Yes – Sinéad Ahern, Choice Ireland I first became involved in campaigning for women living in Ireland to have access to abortion services in 2007. My involvement was spurred by hearing the stories of Irish women who had secretly crossed the Irish Sea to…

News

Troy Davis executed after twenty years on death row

Frances Ivens On the 21st September 2011, shop the American State of Georgia executed Troy Davis. Davis died protesting his innocence, sovaldi supported by international condemnation of the trial process under which he was found guilty of murder. In 1991…

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Review – Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

sDirected by Tomas Alfredson. Starring Mark Strong, David Dencik, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Kathy Burke, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Gary Oldman. 127 mins, Cert 15. 5/5 There was a lot of expectation resting on the shoulders…

Features

Deposit protection scheme- good or bad news for students?

Hayley Maher investigates the new scheme proposed by the USI. Finding accommodation has for many years been one of the most stressful aspects of starting or returning to college in UCD. However, this year seems to have been a particularly…

Arts

‘Sluts’ – Interview with Author Caitriona Daly by Ciara Murphy.

‘Sluts’, buy a new play by Caitriona Daly is returning to Dramsoc. After capturing audiences in Dramsoc, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Kerry, ‘Sluts’ is coming back to UCD as the Dramsoc Flagship. ‘Sluts’ is a play about stupid bitches….

College Tribune QS Rankings

Shane Scott This year UCD has continued to fall in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings. UCD is ranked as 134 in the league tables; a fall from last year’s ranking of 114. In 2009 UCD was rated 89. The…

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UCD Pro-Choice

Timothy Potenz A College Tribune student poll has revealed that UCD students are pro-choice and think that there should be a referendum on abortion. 78% of the students polled are pro-choice, see while an overwhelming 85% believe that a referendum…