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Shock and Awe – The Imperial War Museum, London

While in London I found myself with a Saturday to kill, which of course landed me in a museum for several hours. That is not to say that I don’t relish such an opportunity, but with the abundance of museums…

Student Health Service Will Not Move to New Facilities Despite High Pressure on System

The €50 million extension which brought the student and sports centres together under one roof remains unfinished almost four years after its opening. The oversubscribed Student Health and Counselling Services were, according to the original plan for the centre, set…

Candlelit Tales – A Once Upon a Time occasion not to be missed

It’s Wednesday night, I try to slip into the packed crowd. The atmosphere is brimming with excitement and Guinness perfume, some candles are weakly flickering against the deep red, rather kitschy, wallpaper in the upper room of the Stag’s Head….

Tallonn, Tallinn, Talloutt

Those looking for a reasonably priced city break would do well to book themselves a seat on the next flight to Estonia’s sunny capital, Tallinn. Located on the Gulf of Finland, some 80km across the bay from its Finnish counterpart…

The Ireland Funds Launches Business Plan Competition Worth €16,000

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition 2016, which opened for entries on Monday, March 7th, is seeking innovative business ideas from Ireland’s early stage entrepreneurs. Now in its fifth year, this competition invites students and recent graduates from Ireland and…

News in Focus: Persuasion and Presidents – The Changing Course of Elections

The greatest pantomime on earth, also known as the US Presidential election, is getting into full swing as the race for the Democrat and Republican nominations nears its end. This election will mark a significant change in the way the…

Editorial: The “Not my Problem” problem

Just before the mid-term, UCD students took to the polls to vote in a referendum which, if successful, would have seen UCD’s Students Union re-affiliate with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). UCD left the umbrella union in 2013…

Music

One from the Crate: The Popgun Plot

A really nice find with an unfortunate sour note to it. Having picked up ‘The Popgun Plot’ in Tower Records, listened through front to back and really liked what I’d heard, I looked into the eponymous artists to see what…

No-Drink-Dates: The Top Picks

You swiped right? They swiped right!? Just after a heavy night out and can’t even consider touching a drop of the sauce ever again in your life? No worries, Sinéad Slattery’s sorted some top picks for no-drink-dates. The only thing…

Tuesday April 25th, 1916

The city was quiet as Margaret gazed out of her bedroom window. It felt like any other spring morning. She was due to start back at work in the Jacob’s factory this morning. She put on her work clothes and…

UCD Mountaineering Club Hosts Climbing Intervarsities, Winning Overall Competition

UCD Mountaineering Club hosted the climbing intervarsities with great success recently and  Saoirse Sheehy Ariff gives us her diary of the event. “This year’s climbing intervarsities were hosted by UCD Mountaineering Club. Over 200 competitors from 15 different universities makes…

News

11 Top 100 Spots for UCD in QS Rankings

UCD has secured 11 top 100 rankings in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, which were released last week. This year, the rankings featured 42 different subject categories. UCD was ranked under 39 of these. The…