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The Premature Effort To Ban Election Posters

As the local and European elections approach, one fact of Irish politics is the inevitable emergence of posters for political candidates. Postering is a very Irish phenomenon, with many other countries either restricting their use to designated areas or favouring…

UCD Tennis Club Ends The Year On A High

How quickly a season goes. Writing this we are in a very different place to our previous report in November. “The Floodlight League” concluded with all of UCD’s teams securing their status within their respective divisions for next season. Onwards…

Indian Airstrikes In Kashmir: Rivalry & Violence

At around 4am in Kashmir on the 26th of February or 10.30pm on the night of the 25th in Ireland, Indian fighter jets carried out airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan, targeting the hillside camp of a group called Jaish-e-Mohammed. Shortly after,…

Bliain a ceathair san Ollscoil – An bhfuil mé sean?

Níl ach cúpla seachtain fágtha agam mar bhunchéimí i UCD, rud atá deacair le creidiúnt. Táim fiche is a haon bliain d’aois agus sa cheathrú bliain ach ní mhothaíonn sé rófhada ó shin go mbeinn sa Phalás ar Shráid Camden…

UCD Hockey Primed For European Odyssey

Hockey in UCD currently finds itself in one of those golden eras which don’t come round too often. The ladies team proved dominant in 2018, winning the University Championships, the Irish Senior Cup and the domestic EY Hockey League; throw…

Ireland’s Rugby Team Is Down, But Definitely Not Out

Ireland finished third in the Six Nations Championship. I’m not exactly sure what a team imploding looks like, but I’m pretty sure losing two games from five and falling to third in the world rankings isn’t implosion. Ireland’s losses have…

UCD Indian Society Celebrate Holi Festival

UCD’s Indian Society celebrated Holi on 29th March 2019. Preparations for the festival began weeks in advance. It was a charity event sponsored by The Hope Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that works towards protection of street and slum…

Opinion: We Deserve Better Than UCDSU’s Project 392 Mental Health Campaign

CW: Mental Illness, Suicide   392: It’s the number of suicides the Central Statistics Office recorded for 2017 in Ireland. UCD students have probably had enough of seeing this number, on black posters plastered across campus or posted ominously on…

The Student Levy: Another Slap In The Face Of Every Student

Every year around Christmas, Dublin’s Grafton Street becomes the venue for a monster busking session by a number of high-profile Irish musicians, usually including the likes of Bono and Glen Hansard, with a view of raising much-needed money for Irish…

The ‘Politits’ Podcast: Patriarchy, Post-Repeal And Jordan Peterson

Politits, the political radio show with a feminist twist on Belfield FM, which first ran in 2016-17, is back but in podcast form with Politics students Hazel Nolan and Aoife Doran. The girls are back feeling older and wiser. Chatting…

Uprooted: A Photo Exhibition On Child Refugees

As part of Refugee Awareness Week, Student Group ‘UCD Welcomes Refugees’ had a UNICEF exhibition called ‘Uprooted’ on display in the O’Brien Centre for the entire week. The exhibition was curated by seven Irish third-level students: Aoife Macnamara, Megan Ennis,…

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