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Should We Put a Ring on It? Students Changing Views on Marriage and Tradition

  In Ireland in 2015 there were 22,025 marriages recorded. This represents 4.8 weddings per thousand up from 4.5 in 2013. The average cost of a wedding in 2015 was €23,200  and approximately 18% of Irish couples took out a…

‘President Trump’: The Donald Wins Whitehouse Race

  In what was a bizarre 18 month campaign, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump has won the presidential election to become the next president of the United States. Before voting began a majority of polls had democratic candidate Hillary Clinton…

Collidge Hold Off Late Onslaught from Garryowen to Seal League Win

University College Dublin showed admirable discipline and steel to hold off a rally from Garryowen RFC to secure another win in the top division of the Ulster Bank rugby League at Belfield. Scrummaging power, a quick pressing line and accurate…

UCD Turn €10 Million Profit from On-Campus Accommodation Rent

UCD brought in over €18 million in income from student residences in 2015 the Tribune can report. On-campus accommodation costs the college €7.7 million to run and maintain according to financial figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The…

Pro-Choice ‘No’ Side Win Abortion Referendum by 64%

UCD Students voted decisively to retain the pro-choice stance of the Students’ Union today, following one of the highest recorded voting turnouts in recent years. The pro-choice No side won 64% of the vote, with those advocating for the SU…

Short Story: In the Trenches (Part 04)

October 24th, 1916. Dear Mother, The winter is beginning to set in rather severely. I hope the weather is better at home. We got the first snow fall yesterday. Not so long ago it would have filled the men with…

Short Story: In the Trenches (Part 03)

  October 10th, 1916. Dear Mother,         Today we are holding the second line. If there is a breakthrough we will force our way forward as fast as possible. But it is not a lingering threat as the likelihood of…

Short Story: In the Trenches (Part 02)

September 26th, 1916. Dear Mother, I hope you and father are well. I was very glad to hear that cousin Michael is to come home soon. I wish I could tell you that I was returning as well. It will…

The Decline of a Genre: Where Did the Rock Go?

Since 2010, rock music been struggling to find its place. The genre has experienced flashes of brilliance that have come and gone too fast like the New York City rock resurgence era between 2001-2003 which yielded bands such as the…

Internet Killed The Video Star

Film & TV Writer Muireann O’Shea examines the ever-changing landscape of television and the cultural frenzy of binge-watching. Have you seen the latest advertisements for Sky’s Box Set streaming service? They carry the brazen tagline: Lose Yourself. Is that supposed…

Film in Review: SWISS ARMY MAN

Every now and again excellent films pass and go unnoticed or underappreciated. This can be due to their abstract plots, their unprecedented characters that defy audience expectations or because their titles lack the word ‘girl’. Swiss Army Man is the…

Erasmus Freedom: “College should be about challenging yourself, like making new friends and exploring a new city or culture”

Features writer Chloe McCumiskey gives her experience and advice. Claiming that college is about change and challenging yourself, and the Erasmus is the opportunity to do both. Offering the freedom away from home, the chance to fully experience a different…