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Year In Review: Sabbatical Officers

After spending the last month pouring over this year’s UCDSU candidate’s manifestos; asking quizzing them on their experience and their plans to implement their ‘big ideas’, we began to reminisce on last year’s election and the manifestoes of the sabbatical…

Law

Fianna Fail Member Has Locus Standi To Challenge Unconstitutional Law

A member of political party Fianna Fail brought proceedings to the Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of a provision in the Electoral Act 1997. Originally, the litigant, Brian Mohan, had plans to run in the 2016 general election as…

Neanderthal DNA In Our Populations: Yea Or Nay?

The Neanderthals might have left our planet 40, 000 years ago, but they have not completely faded. They’re still a part of us, existing through our genes. The Neanderthals appeared in Eurasia circa 400, 000 years ago after their ancestors…

Law

The Sins Of The Father

The fallout from Sean Quinn’s fall from grace continues. Mr Quinn’s five children, Colette, Ciara, Sean Jr., Aoife, and Brenda currently face proceedings in the High Court against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (“IBRC”) and its liquidator. The case turns on…

It’s Time For Rugby To Address It’s Rampant Doping Culture

“What’s the dirtiest sport around?” This was the question that was put to the CEO of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) recently. Her answer? Not cycling, not athletics, but rugby. Yes, rugby union is the sport considered most at risk of doping…

Television In Review: ‘Dirty John’

If you’re looking for a new Netflix series to binge watch then ‘Dirty John’ is the one for you. This eight-part American true-crime drama and thriller has been raking in positive reviews and has stayed on the ‘popular’ and ‘trending…

Gig In Review: Gus Dapperton

Gus Dapperton, a 22-year old New York singer/songwriter, arrives at the intimate setting of the Button Factory dressed in a velvet hot pink Turtleneck, paired with light pink sequin overall, fuscia tinted thick rimmed shades to accent his now iconic…

An Argument Against ‘No-Platforming’

For many on the right, discussing politics has become rather taboo on University campuses. University’s to them, seem dominated by a certain political ideology. That ideology is left wing in nature. The data somewhat backs up this idea. A paper…

How Renewables Can Solve Ireland’s Energy Crisis

Climate change is one of our generation’s most pressing issues, yet it is often overlooked by businesses and individuals alike, often leaving governments in charge of the situation. With several factors accumulating simultaneously to spell trouble for the industry, it…

Law

The Grass Is Always Greener: Remembering When Greenland Left The EU

The confusion surrounding Brexit has further deepened this week with the EU handing Prime Minister Teresa May another ultimatum. Britain may have their deadline extended until the 22nd May if a majority of the House of Commons votes to approve…

Win Win Win Win: The Magic Science Of Plasma Waste Converters

Humans have an incredibly extensive waste problem. Currently, most of that waste is sent to landfills where it takes up space for thousands of years, leaching harmful chemicals and gases into the soil and atmosphere. Alternatively, we send it to…