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Prodigal Son gets Prodigous Award

Do your parents have to provide for you in their will? According to the latest result in the High Court, yes they do. The case of K v K came before the court this week. The case concerned a fraternal…

Leuven University Orchestra Brings Tchaikovsky to Life in Astra Hall

On the 30th of October, UCD welcomed the Universitair Symfonisch Orkest Leuven, or University Symphony Orchestra Leuven. On this occasion, they played a repertoire of three of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works: ‘the 1812 Overture’, ‘The Nutcracker Suite’, and ‘The Tempest’. UCD’s…

Pornography in Practice

With the prevalence of mobile devices, lack of censorship and massive archives of online porn, unfiltered sexualised content has never been more accessible. Due to the majority of online pornography being free of cost and readily available, there has been…

Why Padraig Harrington Should be the Next Ryder Cup Captain

A wise-old mantra holds that, within elite sport, if one is not improving, they are going backwards. Standing still and rigidly holding on to what has brought past glory is never enough. Rather, a willingness to continuously evolve and expand…

Editorial: A Call For Transparency

This final issue for semester one raises important questions about how our Students Union is run, the level of transparency present, and the work being done by the various officers and staff members there. Our front page contains what is,…

Opting Out: The Future of Organ Donation

Organ donation has long been considered an important and cost-effective treatment for a variety of conditions which lead to organ failure. For many patients suffering from such conditions, transplantation is the only chance for survival. Since 2010, approximately a million…

Consent Column: Asking For It?

Does wearing a short skirt mean I’m asking for people to stare at my legs? Does having a few drinks mean that I’m willing to get frisky? Does dancing “provocatively” mean I want you to grab my waist and dance…

Film In Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

The 6-minute-long ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is the UK’s third best selling single of all time. Bryan Singer’s eponymous motion picture is a similarly entertaining, colourful journey. Yet unlike Queen’s greatest hit, it is decidedly lacking in certain areas and falls short…

The Social Psychological Explanation of Political Cleavages

A cleavage by definition implies a division. Within politics, divisions are overtly evident and are commonly a contentious area and stratified to a large degree. There are a number of explanations for why there are significant political cleavages in our…

The Promise of Microdosing

Microdosing, the secret of Silicon Valley, is spreading. Using drugs to increase our capacity to be creative or work harder is not a novel phenomenon. Most of us consume caffeine throughout the day in our coffees and energy drinks, it…

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ECHR Rules Arrest of Russian Activist Violated his Rights

Alexei Navalny is a Russian political activist and lawyer, who is also currently the leader of the Russia of the Future party. According to the New York Times, he is “arguably Vladimir’s most serious foe,”, though the Russian government has…

The Year In Underrated Albums

Kala O’Toole Jey on Lily Allen’s No Shame Lily Allen has always been a contentious figure in the music world. Not one to shy away from public gaze, her undeniably straight-talking, no-bullshit attitude, is often a surprising contrast to her…