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Historic Win For Climate Activists in Irish Supreme Court

The Supreme Court quashed the government’s National Mitigation Plan 2017 on Friday, the 22nd of June on the grounds that it lacks specificity on tackling Climate Change and it does not comply with Ireland’s obligations to do so under the…

Pubs and Nightclubs Stay Closed: Stage 4 Further Delayed.

Pubs, hotel bars, nightclubs and casinos will remain closed and updates to ‘Green List’ see 5 countries and destinations removed following a cabinet meeting with the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) today. Cyprus, Malta, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino were the 5 countries removed from the list, to which there were no additions

Patrick Nevin, UCD Serial Rapist: Case Facts, Sentencing and Analysis

Convicted serial rapist Patrick Nevin has had his sentence increased by two and a half years. Cathleen Noctor SC appealed Nevin’s original sentence on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Court of Appeal on the grounds that…

Hume: ‘A Colossal Figure in Irish Politics’

Architect of Northern Irish peace process, John Hume has died at the age of 83. The founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, best known for being a driving force behind the end of the violent Troubles in…

‘There Are Fights Coming’ | Young Greens National Coordinator on UCD Resignation Chaos

The Dáil’s summer recess may be upon us but the issues engulfing the Green Party linger on. The turbulent last few months have left its mark on all branches of the party, not least the University College Dublin (UCD) Young…

Social Entrepreneurship: Sustainable Social Change Through Enterprise

In less than a decade there has been a huge change in the way people approach social change. Young people across the world are becoming more concerned about making a positive impact on the world they live in. According to Forbes, 94% of young people want to use their skills to benefit a cause. This change in the way people think brought with it a realisation that charity isn’t the way forward as it does not provide a sustainable long term solution. This led to people turning to Social Entrepreneurship.

Me, Myself and I: Loneliness isn’t Always a Bad Thing | Opinion

I came to a harsh realisation during this prolonged pandemic period. My social life had changed very little.  In fact, if anything, it drastically improved as the messages flooded in from extroverts in crises. “Hey, oh my god it has been five years, how are you hun? xoxo”.

Superleague Returns: PSGee Start Strong, Fajazzle Dazzle

University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) top football league returned after a long hiatus this weekend, as the Superleague kicked off their amended summer format with an all-new look to the tournament.

Masters of Education Students Receive €1 million from Department

The Department of Education has promised ring-fenced funding of €1 million for students undertaking a Professional Master of Education (PME). Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, announced today that an additional €1 million will…

BREAKING: UCD Expects One Metre Distancing On Campus, Against Government Guidance

University College Dublin (UCD) is still working under the expectation of 1-metre physical distance measures on campus in the upcoming Trimester, despite recent guidance from government suggesting a 2-metre distance. Sources have told The College Tribune that the University expects…

Big Spenders: Construction Firm Receives Over €80 million from UCD

It has emerged that UCD has paid over €80 million to JJ Rhatigan & Co. contractors so far to finance the ongoing construction of student residences on campus. The €82,032,228.39 sum has been disclosed following a Freedom of Information request…

Mandatory Face Coverings On Campus: Advice for Students

In light of students returning to campus in September, the Department of Education published the ‘Practical Guidance for Further and Higher Education for Returning to On-site Education 2020’. Third level institutions must comply with the 2 metre social distancing regulation…