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News in Focus: Stopping The Press

Cian Carton looks at the difficulty facing newspaper editors in getting stories to print. Journalists often run a gauntlet in order to break stories. When they are reporting, or making allegations based on fact, there is always a risk that…


What is Harm Reduction?

Over the last six weeks, you will have seen anonymously penned articles on the use of MDMA, Cocaine, and now the psychadelic phenethylamine 2C-B appear in these pages. These are three of a series which will examine contemporary drug use…


One to Watch- The Academic

The activities of most Mullingar teenagers are often questionable, not so this quartet of talented young fellows who are breaking into the Irish music scene with a very refined and fresh sound. The four lads have an abundance of energy…


So You Want to go to Drama School?

I’ll never forget morning I met Peter Campion. My dad had organised the meeting, as I was eager to meet a real working actor. I was sitting in a coffee shop in town, anxiously awaiting what was going to come…


Defining Dublin Style

Paris, c’est chic. Berlin ist einfach cool. But Dublin? How can the style of Dublin be defined? Here in the capital we have a vast scale of unique sets of style that each has its own cohort of enthusiasts. An…


the best small country in the world in which to play football

Ireland defeated Germany on Thursday night to keep themselves in contention for automatic qualification for France 2016. Shane Long’s second-half strike gave Ireland their most impressive home competitive victory since McAteer stuck the ball in the Dutch net in 2001….


NexusUCD’s Neuromod Receives €5.5m Funding for Pioneer Treatment

The Irish medical device company Neuromod has recently received an initial €5.5 million in Series A funding from a venture capital fund Fountain Healthcare. Neuromod are based in UCD’s Industry partner centre NexusUCD and was set up by Dr Ross…


Are PIIGS Bouncing Back?

The Rubber Band Effect theory has come up in discussions surrounding the launch of the Central Bank’s latest quarterly commentary. Chief economist Gabriel Fagan explained that the theory contends that the strength of recovery is directly proportional to the depth…


Glen Hansard- ‘Didn’t He Ramble’

He sure did ramble and so too it seems did his musical imagination. Quite literally the Ballymun native has been cropping up here there and everywhere; from writing and performing for The Hunger Games soundtrack to touring with Eddie Vedder…

Student Savings

Shamelessly asking is there a student discount every time you purchase something is going to save you a lot of pennies during your time in college. Sure, in most places it might only be 10% off, but in the current…


SciSoc Raises Over €82,000 for Crumlin Hospital

UCD Science Society (SciSoc) raised and recently presented a cheque for over €82,000 to representatives from the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (CMFR) at Crumlin Hospital. The money was raised by the society throughout the 2014/2015 academic year. Over €64,000…


UCD Staff Part of Search for New NCAD Director

Two of UCD’s senior staff members will be involved in the search for a new director of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), after the college’s board met to discuss the appointment of a replacement for Professor Declan…