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Television in Review: A Discovery of Witches

It begins with absence and desire, it begins with blood and fear, it begins with A Discovery of Witches. The opening credits of the Sky Original Production: A Discovery of Witches sums up perfectly what can be expected from this…

Law

Mental Health Commission Rejects Claims of Discriminatory Remarks

Ashimedua Okonkwo, a solicitor based in Balbriggan, has claimed that the Mental Health Commission tribunal subjected her to discriminatory remarks because she is ‘a woman and a black African’. The tribunal was considering the continued detention of a woman under…

Television In Review: The Haunting of the Hill House

It was a summer, in the 80s when the Crain’s moved into their dream house, a tightly knit family of seven. But soon all their dreams tarnished from the sinister, that slid into their lives from underneath the red room….

Law

England’s Difficulty and Ireland’s opportunity?

The Law Reform Commission held its annual conference on 14th November. The theme this year was Brexit and Law Reform in Ireland. While the negotiations continue to eke out minute details of a post-Brexit world, the Law Reform Commission decided…

Law

Prodigal Son gets Prodigous Award

Do your parents have to provide for you in their will? According to the latest result in the High Court, yes they do. The case of K v K came before the court this week. The case concerned a fraternal…

Leuven University Orchestra Brings Tchaikovsky to Life in Astra Hall

On the 30th of October, UCD welcomed the Universitair Symfonisch Orkest Leuven, or University Symphony Orchestra Leuven. On this occasion, they played a repertoire of three of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works: ‘the 1812 Overture’, ‘The Nutcracker Suite’, and ‘The Tempest’. UCD’s…

Pornography in Practice

With the prevalence of mobile devices, lack of censorship and massive archives of online porn, unfiltered sexualised content has never been more accessible. Due to the majority of online pornography being free of cost and readily available, there has been…

Why Padraig Harrington Should be the Next Ryder Cup Captain

A wise-old mantra holds that, within elite sport, if one is not improving, they are going backwards. Standing still and rigidly holding on to what has brought past glory is never enough. Rather, a willingness to continuously evolve and expand…

Editorial: A Call For Transparency

This final issue for semester one raises important questions about how our Students Union is run, the level of transparency present, and the work being done by the various officers and staff members there. Our front page contains what is,…

Opting Out: The Future of Organ Donation

Organ donation has long been considered an important and cost-effective treatment for a variety of conditions which lead to organ failure. For many patients suffering from such conditions, transplantation is the only chance for survival. Since 2010, approximately a million…

Consent Column: Asking For It?

Does wearing a short skirt mean I’m asking for people to stare at my legs? Does having a few drinks mean that I’m willing to get frisky? Does dancing “provocatively” mean I want you to grab my waist and dance…

Film In Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

The 6-minute-long ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is the UK’s third best selling single of all time. Bryan Singer’s eponymous motion picture is a similarly entertaining, colourful journey. Yet unlike Queen’s greatest hit, it is decidedly lacking in certain areas and falls short…