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Law Soc Got €20,000 in Sponsorship from Matheson Law Firm Last Year

Law Soc spent €76,628 in total running their society last year. The society it can be revealed drew in €25,300 from sponsorship, with their main sponsor Matheson, an Irish law firm giving the society €20,000. The highest percentage of the…

Leinster Cruise to Opening Weekend Win Against Castres

Leinster began their Champions’ Cup campaign with a comprehensive 33-15 win last Saturday afternoon against Castres in the RDS. It was a comfortable victory for the home side as they dominated from the first whistle and came away with a…

President Andrew Deeks “Favours” Loan Scheme

Students’ Union President Conor Viscardi revealed that UCD President Andrew Deeks favours a  loan-scheme solution to the problem of third-level funding. The minutes from the meeting of the UCDSU Executive from the 15th September outlined that UCD President Deeks “preferred an income-contingent…

Turbine reveal True Spending Breakdown of Third-Level Fees

College costs. We can’t get away from it. Now, after government plans to ignore the higher education funding crisis were met by hundreds of enthusiastic college students eager for an excuse to miss a day of lectures, the Department of…

Autumn Recipes: Kale & Chickpea Stew

Kale & Chickpea Stew Serves 2-4. Dairy free, gluten free and vegan   This is the perfect thing as the evenings get colder and more wintery. Warming and comforting, it’s just what you need. I like to serve it with…

Coming Up: The Bram Stoker Festival

The Bram Stoker festival will take place this weekend from Friday the 28th to the 30th October, hosting plenty of day and night events throughout the Halloween bank holiday weekend. The festival is paying tribute to writer Bram Stoker who…

An Interview with ROMES: Cracking the Music Industry One Stream at a Time

ROMES have been gaining momentum over the past year. Their single ‘Believe’ is getting regular airplay and is being featured in ads on Irish TV. The group have been playing as ROMES since early 2015. They met and began playing…

Anthony Foley: A Snapshot of a Brilliant Career

Following the sudden death of Munster coach Anthony Foley last week in France, Sports Editor Conor Lynott paints a tribute to the Irish rugby legend with a look back over the highlights of his career. Foley makes his Ireland Debut…

The Raw Colours of Hindi Cinema

Paurush Kumar, Film & TV Writer, casts a critical eye over Bollywood Cinema in an attempt to highlight its cultural history and pinpoint how it can improve in the future. The Hindi Film Industry, more commonly known as Bollywood, is…

Facebook Looks Ahead to Wireless VR Headsets with Oculus Rift Plans

  Facebook’s third annual Oculus Rift event occurred last week, showing off what they have in store for the coming months. Mark Zuckerberg founder of Facebook and owner of Oculus stated earlier this year that he was excited to take…

UCD Left To Pay €3 Million Overrun of Confucius Centre to “Avoid a Diplomatic Incident” with China

The cost of building the new Confucius Centre in UCD has risen from the initial estimated cost of €7.4 million up to €10.2 million. The college’s bill for the construction costs has now increased from €1.4 million to €4.1 million….

“Voting No means You are Being Pro-Choice”: Referendum Special

In a campus referendum special Politics editor Oisín MacCanna and Editor Jack Power sat down with both sides of the campaign to get their views, motivations and arguments. Hazel Nolan is leading the Vote side, to keep the Students’ Union…