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UCD Gym Under Fire For Student Class Timetables

The UCD Sports & Fitness Gym has come under fire from students complaining about the high demand for the limited fitness classes each week. The gym located in the Student Centre provides over 90 classes each week from trained instructors,…

Mythbuster: The Aussie Flu

Recently released data by the HSE shows that this year’s flu season has been particularly rough, and there are a lot of questions floating around about the so-called “Aussie Flu Outbreak”. The “flu” is an infection caused by the influenza…

Britain-Bound UCD Volleyball Serve Up Another Inter-Varsity Win

Last November saw a strong and confident UCD women’s team travel to The Mardyke arena in UCC last November to compete in the most anticipated Irish  Inter-Varsity Volleyball competition of the year, hoping to end 2017 on a high. The…

UCD Residences Under Fire Over Lack of Adequate Mental Health Facilities

RAs concerned over lack of out-of-hours support for students in UCD Residences 3 RAs and 1 SRA have already quit their roles this year Some SRAs unhappy with level of training provided to handle mental health issues The lack of…

In The Loop: Where We Live

Where We Live is presented by THISISPOPBABY with St Patrick’s Festival. Production house THISISPOPBABY  are taking the idea of what it means to be Irish as the basis of the ten day curated program ‘Where We Live’  as part of…

Government’s Changes to Education Funding Could Undermine University Autonomy

UCD and UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) have both expressed concern that the government’s new plan to exercise further control over education funding may impact on the autonomy of Irish universities. UCD President Andrew Deeks went public with a message promoting…

Brian Maguire At the IMMA

The IMMA presents a series of new works by artist Brian Maguire, ‘War changes its address, the Aleppo paintings’. The exhibition is based on the continuing conflicts and struggle for power in Aleppo, Syria that Maguire has both seen and…

Hamster Starting to Think Playing Dead Prank Was a Bad Idea

“Initially I thought it would be hilarious you know, playing dead to freak out little Mary and her poor parents for a while”, Hammy the Hamster said in his exclusive interview with the Turbine. “And, you know, to be fair,…

Opinion: Shane Lowry Would Be Better Served On The European Tour

  Shane Lowry’s worrying decline over the last two seasons has culminated in him making a major decision to relocate to the USA for the first half of 2018.  Lowry has experienced a sharp downturn in his form that has…

Letter to the Editor: Millennials

Dear Editor, I am writing in to tell you how SICK I am of hearing and seeing MILLENNIALS whining about life and how they struggle to afford basic human necessities. They are GREEDY AND UNGRATEFUL and I am SICK of…

Government Receiving Horrific Abuse on Social Media

This last week has been described as being tough for the government with many of our crazed citizens taking to the internet to express their dissatisfaction with its performance. A litany of disparaging messages were sent to the Facebook pages…

6 Nations Preview

Last year, I tipped Ireland to win on  the basis of England’s injuries at the time and the performances of the provinces at that stage last season. This year, the tone of the Irish mainstream media is similar: Leinster have…