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Editorial: New Year, New Editors, Same College Tribune

Rachel O’Neill, Co-Editor The College Tribune has managed to survive the year under Jack Power’s tyrannical rule and he has begrudgingly handed over the reins of power to myself Rachel O’Neill and Cian Carton. It’s a daunting task to follow…

UCD Res Rent Has No Impact On Occupancy Rates

Continuous price hikes for on-campus accommodation has had no effect on the demand for beds in the UCD Residences. Information obtained by the Tribune has revealed that on-campus accommodation occupancy rates averaged 94% in September 2016, 99.1% in October 2016,…

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UCD Unable to Renew Lease on Muckross Halls Residence

UCD has confirmed that the Muckross Halls Residence will no longer be available for students this year after the Dominican Order which owns the site opted against renewing the lease with the university. The off-campus accommodation is located near Marlborough…

Lifestyle Influencer: An Interview with Rob Lipsett

With almost half a million followers across various social media platforms (think YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.), Rob Lipsett is at the forefront of online influencing and social media entrepreneurship. The twenty-five year old Dubliner has cultivated a loyal online…

The Emergence of Ethical Fashion in Dublin

Nu. is a young Dublin based start-up providing consumers with an alternative to fast-fashion and the unethical modes of production that come with it. The start-up seeks to bring an ethical approach to fashion. One big question facing those with ethical…

Editorial: Signing off on another Volume of the Tribune

In the tenth and final issue of this year’s College Tribune we lead with another investigative piece, looking into UCD’s forgotten plans for a five storey car park by the Clonskeagh entrance. The abandoned plans make interesting reading on UCD’s…

UCD Triumph Over Trinity in Rugby Colours Cup with Four Try Flourish

  UCD earned the college bragging rights last Friday, beating Trinity in the Belfield Bowl in the annual rugby colours cup match. The UCD side, nicknamed ‘Collidge’, racked up four tries and 32 points to Trinity’s (Dublin University FC) points…

UCD AFC Move to Second in the League after Win over Athlone Town

  UCD AFC have moved up to second in the League of Ireland football first division, the Students are chasing promotion this year again to get back into the top Premier division. UCD AFC                 4…

UCD Women’s Hockey Score Late to Secure Irish Senior Cup

UCD 1  Cork Harlequins 0 UCD Women’s Hockey side last week won the Irish Senior Cup. The Belifeld girls were facing off against Cork Harlequins, who were seeking to end a 17 year wait for the title. A late goal…

UCD’s Political Societies face off in Mock Dáil over Water Charges

  UCD’s political party societies faced off against one another in a ‘Mock Dáil’ organised jointly by the political party societies and the Commerce and Economics society on Tuesday last week. The annual debate was held in the Fitzgerald Chamber….

New Legislation set for Gender Recognition for Trans Teenagers

Legislation is set to be introduced in the Seanad in the coming weeks which will seek to ease the processes of gender recognition for Trans teenagers. The bill is proposed by Senator Fintan Warfield and won cross-party support and was…

Trump’s Social Media Serves to Distract from the Harsh Reality in Washington

  American journalist Bret Stephens recently revealed that only 17% of young people aged 18-24 read a newspaper daily. Stephen’s article, ‘Don’t Dismiss President Trump’s Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity’ was written for Time Magazine. The statistic highlighted…