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What To Expect From The 2019 Six Nations

The ‘Six Nations Championship’ is a sporting event steeped in rich history and tradition. Moulded from the original ‘Home Nations Championship’ dating back to 1883, the ‘Six Nations’ has developed into one of the most viewed and eagerly anticipated competitions…

UCD Officially Announces Plans For UCD Moore Centre For Business

UCD has officially announced that the extension to the Quinn Business School will be called the UCD Moore Centre for Business. The new Centre, priced at €20 million, will include ‘a 320 seat lecture theatre, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub, Media…

Dramsoc Interviews: Radiant Vermin

The Tribune spoke to Director Meadhbh Barry and Assistant Director Lig Kennedy about their upcoming adaption of Philip Ridley’s provocative satire ‘Radiant Vermin’. The show will run from the 4th to the 8th of February. Having just come from a…

Young Green Society Returns To UCD

The Young Greens or Oige Glas have relaunched their UCD society this week having secured approval just in time for Societies week. The society which is a part of the Green Party’s youth wing was previously removed from campus due…

USI And UCD SU Come Out In Support Of Healthcare Students

The Union Students of Ireland have come out in support of Pharmacy Students and upcoming changes to their programs. These changes under the new integrated Pharmacy programme means that students will be required to pay increased fees and participated in…

Students Protest Linehan’s Appearance On PrimeTime Transgender Issues Panel

Members of UCD LGBTQ+ Society stood alongside dozens of other demonstrators last week to protest the appearance of Graham Linehan on RTE’s PrimeTime programme on Transgender Issues. Linehan, who is most known for his work on popular TV shows such…

Alumni Group Announce Campaign To Oppose Boycotts of Israel In Academic Institutions

Alumni for Campus Freedom Ireland (ACFI) is a group of Irish university alumni that have launched a campaign to oppose the support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements in Irish third-level institutions. The BDS movement, formed in 2005,…

Science Students Express Frustration At Grading Standards In Labs

In a recent survey by The College Tribune, 68% of science students said they only ‘sometimes’ believed that their demonstrators had adequate teaching skills for the lab sessions they were leading. The survey which was completed online last week by…

Television in Review: A Discovery of Witches

It begins with absence and desire, it begins with blood and fear, it begins with A Discovery of Witches. The opening credits of the Sky Original Production: A Discovery of Witches sums up perfectly what can be expected from this…

Law

Mental Health Commission Rejects Claims of Discriminatory Remarks

Ashimedua Okonkwo, a solicitor based in Balbriggan, has claimed that the Mental Health Commission tribunal subjected her to discriminatory remarks because she is ‘a woman and a black African’. The tribunal was considering the continued detention of a woman under…

Television In Review: The Haunting of the Hill House

It was a summer, in the 80s when the Crain’s moved into their dream house, a tightly knit family of seven. But soon all their dreams tarnished from the sinister, that slid into their lives from underneath the red room….

Law

England’s Difficulty and Ireland’s opportunity?

The Law Reform Commission held its annual conference on 14th November. The theme this year was Brexit and Law Reform in Ireland. While the negotiations continue to eke out minute details of a post-Brexit world, the Law Reform Commission decided…